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Monday, February 1, 2016

POTM: Daily Schedule

The following is taken directly from our Handbook. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Our daily schedule is as follows: 

7:00-8:15-Drop off, breakfast, choice time 
8:15-11:15-AM preschool, AM recess, and AM snack 
11:15-11:20-Clean up 11:20-11:45-Large group and music 
12:15-12:45-Getting ready for nap (potty/diaper, wash hands and face, brush teeth, read book) 12:45-2:30-Nap and/or Quiet time 
2:30-5:30-PM preschool, PM recess, and PM snack 
5:30-6:00-Small group 
6:00- Pick up 

7:00-8:30-Arrivals, breakfast, plan, sensory, and free choice 
8:30-11:15-Plan, art, and small motor (with rotating AM snack and recess) 
11:15-11:20-Clean up 
11:20-11:35-Group time (science and music) 
11:35-12:15-Lunch and review 
12:15-12:30-Getting ready for nap (potty/diaper, wash hands and face, book or quiet toy on cot) 12:30-2:30-Nap time 
2:30-3:00-PM snack and brush teeth/gum wipe 
3:00-5:30-Rotating recess, sensory, free choice 
5:30-6:00-Free choice (or continuing recess) 
6:00-Pick up 

This is a schedule that we typically go by, but teachers will allow the schedule to be flexible based on the needs of the individual child or group.

Preschool time starts at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 11:00 a.m. During this time we have certain topics that we plan to discuss with the kids. Everyday the kids will have science, math, sensory, art, music, dramatic play, block play, social and emotional, cognitive, large and fine motor skills that they can engage in. We encourage the children to visit all the different stations set up but they are never forced to do something they don’t want to. The children make their own choices on what they want to do. 

Before nap each child will go potty, brush their teeth, get tucked in, and be read to. Light music and a sound machine will be on during nap time. A teacher will be with the children at all times while they nap. Each child will have their own cot or crib. We are required by law to allow a tired child to sleep. We cannot wake a child up early from nap. When a child is done napping or if the child is school age and does not nap, they can do quiet activities and have snack until all of the other children are awake. Quiet activities include puzzles, board games, manipulatives, books, or tablets. Tablet time is limited to one half hour a day. 

Group time is when all the kids come together to do an activity like play a game or do a science project; something where they need to work as a team. 

Everyday we will be going outside. Each child spends at least one hour out in the morning and one hour out in the afternoon. Please make sure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather each day. This includes hats, boots, gloves, and snow pants in the winter and cool clothes, hats, swimsuits and towels (for water play) in the summer. Jellybean Daycare & Preschool will apply sunscreen before going outdoors when it is sunny. If there is extreme weather conditions, outdoor time may be shortened, but there will be large motor activities planned for indoors.

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