Program

Program Plan – Typical activities for the children are:

  • Indoor: Circle Time, Story Time, Dance Time, Music Time and Art Time.
  • Outdoor: Swings, slides, sandbox as well as group play (Tag, Simon Says, Red Light Green Light, Sharks and Guppies, Kick Ball.)
  • Children will be encouraged, but will never be forced to participate in any activity.

DAILY SCHEDULE

7:30 am The day begins upon arrival of the first child and ends upon departure of the last child each day. Free play.

9:15 am Circle Time - Children will be given an opportunity to share any news or special experiences. During this time we will sing interactive songs, such as “The ABC’s”, "Wheels on the Bus" and “Five Little Ducks”. The children who wish to be helpers for the day will choose the job they would like to do. We will discuss what day it is. One child is chosen to mark the day on our calendar.

9:45 am Activity Time - Any child who wishes to participate may work on our morning activity. This may involve coloring, painting, pasting, matching games, puzzles, etc. Some days this will be a planned activity based on our monthly themes or skill focus. Other days the children will be given materials to work on their own creations.

10:10 am Walk

11:00 am Free play. Children will choose their own games and activities. There will be a variety of toys, games, and activities available to the children geared toward enhancing their growth and development. If weather permits we may go outside.

11:30 am Clean up time. Toys are put away and hands are washed before lunch. One or two children are chosen each day to help set the table.

11:30 am Lunch

12:00 pm Clean up time. Children get ready for rest time.

12:20 pm Story time. Diaper Changes

12:30 pm Rest Time. All children are given a short rest period.

12:45 pm Nap / Quiet Play – Those children who have not fallen asleep by this time may play quietly. There are books, puzzles, educational computer games and a variety of toys available for quiet play. 

2:45 pm After school students arrive off of the Cow bus.

2:50 pm Snack time. One child is chosen each day to help set up for afternoon snack. Diaper changes. 

3:15 pm Homework time for school children. Tutors are provided to work with each child for understanding as well as memorization. Most of these tutors are education students who are familiar with how to help kids learn.

4:00 pm Circle Time - Afternoon circle time gives us a chance to say good-bye to friends. Those children who were not present during the early morning are given an opportunity to share any news or special experiences. During this time we will sing interactive songs and read a story. 

4:15 pm Free play. Children will choose their own games and activities. There will be a variety of toys, games, and activities available to the children geared toward enhancing their growth and development. If weather permits we may go outside. 

Please note the above is not set in stone. As structured as we may attempt to arrange a day care morning/afternoon the children are also given the opportunity to decide if they wish to play outdoors or indoors, watch a parent approved educational show, read, or play games. Weather permitting we will attempt to be outside every day for at least 2 hours. In the summer we are outside everyday, weather permitting from 9:00 until 10:45. We then return inside due to sun, and heat. A daily lesson plan will be posted on the blue room door for your review. 




Discipline:
We maintain a positive discipline policy that focuses on prevention, redirection, love consistency and firmness.  We stress two main patterns of behavior: respect for other people and respect for property.  Children are explained the rules of the daycare frequently so they are familiar with the guidelines.  Please keep in mind that there will be disagreements between children.  Young children, especially, who are not adept at communication have a hard time expressing their feelings.  Sometimes they throw toys, bite, etc.  Although teaching children appropriate behavior is what we will be doing remember that this behavior is normal.  We will try to prevent problems, redirect when appropriate, discuss inappropriate behavior and encourage making amends.


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