It is best to describe our daily schedule as a daily routine. Our daily routine is adapted to the children’s interests and needs. The length of time we spend during one part of our day may change from one day to the next, but the order of events throughout each day is predictable and consistent. A predictable routine helps children to feel secure and confident since they know what to expect.

Here is an example of what a typical day may look like:

  • 8:00 – 9:00
    Extended Morning Activities

  • 9:00
    Arrival/Greeting/Informal Conversation

    Children work with puzzles, games, and books

  • 9:20 – 9:40
    Circle Time/Class Meeting

    This meeting marks the start of our day together. Can include any or all of the following: listen to stories, sing, discuss classroom events, develop projects, and collaborate. Children are given opportunities to share ideas or news.

  • 9:40 – 10:30
    Work/Play Period

    Children engage in learning centers.

  • 10:30 – 10:45
    Morning Snack

  • 10:45 – 11:15
    Multimedia Room

    Letter People, music, interactive Smart Board

  • 11:15 – 12:00
    Active Play – Indoor or Outdoor

    Large muscle development, group games

  • 12:00 – 12:30

    Movement to music, dance, finger plays, singing, and circle activities

  • 12:30 – 1:00

  • 1:00 – 2:30
    Quiet/Rest Time

  • 2:45

  • 2:45 – 6:00
    Extended Day Activities