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
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
Children engage in learning centers.
10:30 – 10:45
10:45 – 11:15
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
2:45 – 6:00
Extended Day Activities