Children will thrive in our play-based program! From infancy through the "tween" years we celebrate children's individuality, nurture their healthy development, and prepare them for success in life.
Infants and Toddlers develop secure attachments and trust through individualized care, predictable routines, and sensitive caregiving. Preschoolers enjoy lots of time for exploration, hands-on activities, as well as plenty of time to learn at their own pace. School-age children (Kindergarten and up) receive opportunities to develop independence, and a wide variety of age-appropriate activities to choose from.
Our daily schedule is flexible, yet carefully designed to promote your child's development and creativity through a balance of educational, stimulating and fun activities. Following a daily schedule helps children feel secure because they can depend on a consistent routine and predict the events of each day. The daily schedule also helps you understand how your child spends his or her day. Each day is mostly child-directed; not guided by the clock.
Daily Schedules Provide Routine
Children need consistency in their daily routines. An appropriately structured routine can help reinforce positive behaviors in children and minimize negative behaviors. Young children, especially, have problems dealing with disruptions and disorganization throughout the day. When children cannot depend upon a routine or a routine is changed often, their behavior tends to reflect the routine - chaotic and inconsistent. Our daily child care schedule provides routine and structure for children so that they know basically what to expect from day to day.
Our Child Care Daily Schedule is Flexible
Our daily schedule provides a basic framework for our days, but is not rigid. Rigidity in a schedule offers its own set of problems. When an activity is especially engrossing or demands a few additional minutes, it is beneficial to adjust the schedule to accommodate the activity. Problems can result when children are regularly asked to stop engrossing work to engage in something less meaningful. This can promote negative or destructive behavior in the child. The child care schedule may vary on a daily basis because it is based on the children's interests and needs. We also vary the schedule according to the weather and the season; spending more time outside when it's nice out and more time inside when it's cold.
Play-Based Child Care Daily Schedule
Young children are naturally curious and learn best by exploring and discovering for themselves through play. Play is essential for all children's well-being and development. New concepts, improved skills and enhanced comprehension come to children through play. Children's senses help them to experience the world around them, and their imaginations take them anywhere they want to go. While playing, children learn to originate and organize ideas, become more flexible in problem solving, and develop longer attention spans. During play children learn to communicate their thoughts, feelings, ideas and needs to others. Our daily child care schedule gives ample time for play and provides a variety of educational materials and experiences for the children to choose from.
9:00-9:30 Morning Circle
9:30-9:45 Learning Activities
9:45-10:30 Outdoor Play
10:30-11:30 Free Play
12:30-12:45 Prepare For Nap
12:45-1:00 Story Time
1:00-3:00 Nap/Quiet Time
3:00-3:15 Get Up From Nap
3:45-4:00 Clean up