Daily Routine

7:00 – 9:00 am – Gradual arrival

  • 7:00 – One classroom open
  • 8:00 – Second classroom and gymnasium open (free time)
  • 8:30 – Third classroom open

Classroom open – Hands-on learning material available to children. All learning centers are available. Teachers are getting children involved and also welcoming and greeting parents and children.

9:00 – 9:30 – Carpet time

  • Gathering social time
  • Planning of the day
  • Taking attendance
  • Phonics stories

Carpet time – This gathering time is a time to inform the children what is planned for the day, such as fieldtrips or activities, small group work, etc., to prepare the child for his/her activities which are available to him/her that day.

9:30 – 10:00 – Gym time

  • Stretching (Yoga)
  • Running exercises
  • Music and movement
  • Game play

Gym time – Activities providing gross motor/large muscle skills. Once a child’s large muscles begin to develop and mature, then the small muscle skill development matures such as writing, zipping, cutting, tying.

10:00 – 11:00 – Work time

  • Classroom open
  • Outdoors open
  • Fieldtrips available
  • Learning center open

Work time – Work time is a large, uninterrupted block of learning time. The teachers are guiding, challenging, and directing the children in their self chosen work. Children are working with “hands-on” concrete materials: anything they can touch, see, and feel. Your child is a unique individual and we accept you child’s work where he/she is at and help develop his/her full potential.

Key Vocabulary, Reading, and Writing Available

Key vocabulary is a reading system where children memorize words that mean something to them. The words have special meaning to that child because the child chose the word himself/herself and has actually experienced that word sometime in his/her life. With Key Vocabulary, children have the capability of writing and knowing words immediately.


Hands-on Concrete Learning Materials Available

  • Language Arts – The language arts are a part of daily living speaking, listening and beginning steps of reading and writing.
  • Math – The math skills involved are adding, counting, subtracting, measuring, estimation, and building
  • Science – Pet care, food experiences, plant care, and problem solving.
  • Social Studies – Develops intelligent, responsible, self-directing people who can function as members of groups in the community and in the world.

11:00 -11:10 – Clean up/Wash up time

  • Teacher/Child Cooperation
  • Putting away materials
  • Finish up their work

Clean up time – Teachers and children are working together cleaning up after themselves and being responsible for putting their materials away when they are through.

11:10 – 11:30 – Carpet time #2

  • Phonics stories
  • Music, poetry, and fingerplays
  • Children’s stories

Carpet time – This carpet time is used to expose the children to various aspects of music and stories and is also an opportunity to introduce various learning skills.

11:30 – 12:00 – Lunch time

  • Hot lunch time

12:00 – 1:00 – Noon time

  • Outdoor play

12:30 – 3:00 – Nap time / Quiet time

  • Available for those children who need it.

2:00 – 3:00 – Snack time

3:00 – 3:30 – Carpet time

3:30 – 6:00 – Gradual departure and work time