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
11:20-11:45-Large group and music
12:15-12:45-Getting ready for nap (potty/diaper, wash hands and face, brush teeth, read
12:45-2:30-Nap and/or Quiet time
2:30-5:30-PM preschool, PM recess, and PM snack
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)
11:20-11:35-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
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)
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.