Daily Activities

We will operate with a flexible schedule, and our schedules are subject to change, but here is an idea of what we will be doing daily.

7AM-8:30AM – Children arrive – free play – Breakfast

8:30AM-9:00AM – Get ready, go and return from bus stop. We often take a brief walk to a nearby farm at the end of our street to see if the animals are out, if the weather permits it.

9:00AM-11:30AM – Depending on the weather, we may play outside between 9-9:30 out front with chalk, bubbles, digging tools, etc. or out back in our fenced in yard on our jungle gym and other outdoor equipment.  When we come in, we’ll usually do structured play including: Dramatic Play, Art, Blocks, PlayDoh, etc. We also do our “School Time” activities for those who are awake – including bible story, crafts, letter activity, numbers and other preschool activities. I also allow free play time because there is much value in allowing children to just play freely.  On occasion, we will do bounce house and gymnastics activities with the preschoolers during this time as well.

11:30AM-12:30PM – Lunch

12:30PM-1:00PM – clean up, potty, diaper changes, get ready for naps, story time

1:00PM-3:00PM – Naps/Quiet activities for the non-nappers

3:00PM-3:30PM – Snack

3:30PM-4:30PM Bus stop, pick up, free play

I am not a fan of watching television or allowing the children to do so, but I do on occasion turn on preschool TV (mostly PBS) or an occasional g-rated movie.  I never allow more than one movie a week (honestly the kids don’t really sit through one anyway.) I do allow the non-nappers to watch one to two PBS Kids shows during quiet time (1-3pm), but the non-nappers will never get more than one hour of an educational TV program in a day. Be comforted, we play, talk, read, imagine, learn, sing, and dance. TV is very, very low on our list of things we do here.

Parent communication:

If a child gets a mild injury where there is an obvious mark (cut, bruise, scratch), I will take a picture and text you immediately, for your information, not to have you panic or worry.

Also, every child will come home with the following card with the daily information on it:

Name: ________________      Date:     M   T    W    Th   F

Receipt of Pmt:_____________________________________

Amt.        dates of care         ck#          initials

Breakfast: ________________________________________

Ate:                        none       some      most       all

Lunch: ___________________________________________

Ate:                        none       some      most       all

Snack: ___________________________________________

Ate:                        none       some      most       all

Bottles:                          Diapers:                         Naps:

______ _____oz.   _______  1  2  D                     _______to _______

______  _____oz.   _______  1  2  D                     _______to _______

______  _____oz.   _______  1  2  D                     _______to _______

______  _____oz.   _______  1  2  D                     _______to _______

Needs:                                   Today I was:

_____ Diapers     O  /   L     happy   playful  content  talkative

_____ Wipes       O  /   L     fussy   snotty   needy   stubborn

_____ Clothes     O  /   L     aggressive argumentative snuggly

_____ Formula   O   /   L

_____  _____________    and I had a/n: exceptional, normal

difficult day.

If circled, notes are on back.