We understand the importance of maintaining a fairly consistent schedule for the health and emotional well-being of your child. The following schedule is used on a daily basis, with changes occurring on special days such as holidays and in-house program days.
|8:00 – 11:00|
Great Period – Children spend this time working on individual activities at a table or on a rug on the floor. There is something on every shelf for every child. Many activities require a lesson from the teacher before a child can use them. Others, such as puzzles, can be used without a lesson. A child who chooses an activity that is too difficult for him is offered something that better matches his ability.
|11:00 – 1:00|
Transition Activities :
Circle Time – This group activity includes grace and courtesy lessons, songs, games, stories, or a lesson on something new in the classroom. Occasionally a Peace Ceremony will be held. Children help set the tables for lunch, tidy the classroom, water the plants and perform other chores. Part-Day Preschoolers are dismissed at 11:15.
Lunch Time – The children wash their hands, wait until all are seated before beginning, concentrate on manners and pleasant conversations at the table, take a taste of everything, throw away leftovers and trash, and remain seated until everyone is finished and excused. After lunch, children help clean the tables and sweep the floor.
Outside Play – Climbing on the play apparatus, sand play, and watering the garden are a few of the activities available on the playground. In the event of rain or severe weather, we offer a combination of videos, movement activities, and games. Part Day with Lunch Preschoolers are dismissed at 12:30.
|1:00 – 3:00|
Separate Activities Depending on Age
Preschool – Children go to the bathroom, gather their sleepy toy and blanket that they brought from home, and lie down on their assigned mat. Then we turn off the light and play soft music to help them fall asleep.
Pre-Kindergarten – Children who are not yet 5 years old will rest quietly for 30 minutes while listening to a story, and then join their peers to continue work begun in the morning.
Kindergarten – Children who are 5 years old by Sept. 30th, and are ready for the kindergarten experience, continue to work on the lessons that were begun in the morning; they also have lessons in geography, science, art appreciation, writing, and music.
Circle Time and Snack – At the end of the afternoon work period, children gather for a second Circle Time and to eat their afternoon snack. School-Day children are dismissed at 2:50.
|3:00 – 5:00 |
After School Fun – Activities outside play and an additional short work period in the classroom to include creative arts and games.
End of Day – All children should be picked up by this time.
For additional questions please call us at 703-481-6678 or use the email form below.