07:00 AM - 07:45 AM
Arrival Time
Location: Playroom

We will greet your child every morning in the foyer. We find out all about their evening at home, find out how they are doing that morning. Then we bring them in to the bathroom and wash their hands. After hand washing they get to go to the playroom where they can have free time playing in one of the many stations provided to them. This is when we learn how to share and interact with other children. Its a great time to use our motor skills and cognitive measures. We also provide games, puzzles and coloring activities during this time as well.

07:45 AM - 08:15 AM
Wash Hands/Breakfast (yum)
Location: Kitchen

Before breakfast we always have the children line up and wash their hands before going to the kitchen. Little ones we wash their hands for them. Here they always get a healthy nutritious breakfast. We participate in the CACFP program which follows the USDA Food Guidelines. For breakfast the children are always offered: A bread component or eggs, fruit and milk to drink. A typical breakfast could be pancakes, strawberries and milk.

08:15 AM - 09:00 AM
Wash hands/Hands on Activities
Location: Playroom

After breakfast they will wash their hands again, then go into the playroom, this is when we will work with puzzles, Magnatiles, and counting math manipulatives.

09:00 AM - 09:15 AM
Clean up time
Location: Playroom

During this time your child will learn the importance of clean up and organization. We have taken little bins and added pictures to each individual bin. For example: Matchbox cars go in the bin with the pictures of matchbox cars on it. Barbies in the barbie bin and so on. This helps the children with learning site recognition and organization.

09:15 AM - 09:45 AM
Location: Circle Time Rug/Kitchen

During this time the children sit in a circle on our circle time rug. They have to sit on a letter or a number depending on what Annie/Barry picks for that day. (This helps them determine the differences between letters and numbers), We then proceed to read them the book of the day. (Sometimes we have to read it a couple times for them if they really like it), after the book they will wash their hands and then we proceed to the kitchen for our Healthy Nutritional Snack. USDA Guidelines require 2 components Whether its from the protein, bread, vegetable, fruit or milk lists. Typical snack would be baby carrots, ranch dressing and milk. After snack the children then go and wash their hands.

09:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Preschool/Free Play
Location: Kitchen/Playroom

During this time we take the children younger than 2 years old into the playroom with Barry to do creative play. He will grab the large cardboard blocks for building with them, or a jungle gym for them to climb on, balance beams and so on for them to work on their larger motor skills. Meanwhile in the kitchen the older toddlers come back from washing their hands and Annie works with them on the preschool program. We first work on the calendar and weather, then we will discuss the book of the day. Reread it if necessary and work on a craft that goes along with the book. Then that's when we concentrate on the letter, color, shape and number of the week. For example: Monday we will do the letter, Tuesday the number, Wednesday the color, Thursday the shape and Friday is always review from previous weeks. We also do cooking, science and math projects during this time. Our preschool program is an additional $14.00 per month due with the first tuition payment for that month.

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Outdoor time (YAY!!)
Location: Outside Playarea

Yay we just love outdoor time. Going outside on a daily basis is so good for their growth and development. We find going outside on a daily basis helps with colds and keeping children healthy. Its also a great way to work on their larger motor skills. We have relays, we kick balls, throw frisbees, and they also have the playset area out there that has little houses, ride on toys and climbers. We follow the OCFS guidelines for healthy weather conditions, so if the weather isn't cooperating then we will stay inside and do puzzles and games that we save specifically for those occasions.

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Lunch/wash up for quiet time
Location: Kitchen/bathroom

After playing outside the children come into the house remove their shoes and coats and line up at the bathroom for clean hands. Then they will go into the kitchen and while we are preparing our lunch the children work on ditto sheets that go along with our preschool curriculum. We find that even the little ones that are too young for the preschool curriculum love to color and learn how to use crayons. Then we have lunch: USDA Guidelines require us to offer a Protein, grain, vegetable, fruit and milk. Typical Lunch is Pasta with meat sauce, green beans, apple slices and milk

12:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Wash Hands/Quiet Time
Location: Bathroom/Sleep Area

After lunch each child is excused from the tables one at a time. They then go potty and wash their hands. Infants are brought into the baby sleeping area where they sleep in cribs and we use a baby monitor in that room, leave the door open and they are checked on every 15 minutes. Toddlers sleep in the Playroom on cots with a sheet, pillow and blanket. They are 100% supervised by either Annie or Barry. Toddlers that do not nap are able to go into the kitchen and work on projects, games, puzzles and art work.

03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Wash Hands/Pm Snack
Location: Bathroom/Kitchen

After waking up from naps the toddlers make up their beds for storage, infants are diaper changed. The children all wash their hands in the bathroom one at a time. Then we go into the kitchen for Pm Snack. USDA guidelines require 2 of the components. A protein, bread, vegetable, fruit or milk. A typical snack would be yogurt and milk or cheese, crackers and water.

03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Free Time
Location: Playroom

Children wash their hands from snack. Then we have free time at one of the stations. Around 4:30 we ask the children to start cleaning up. We call it 10 second tidy time. They run around for 10 seconds to clean up. Then they get their shoes and coats on and wait for parents to arrive.