Dean Family Child Care Home
DAILY ACTIVITY SCHEDULE
Our day has a mix of student led, play based, and teacher directed lessons and activities. Movement is infused throughout the day and a child’s attention span is taken into consideration as well. This is our daily routine. The routine will not often change. However, it may be adjusted based on students’ needs, situations( fire drills, etc) and classroom events.
7:00 ARRIVAL and TABLE TIME- Students do the morning routine as they arrive(question of the day & sign in). The table time activity teaches literacy, math, science, art and/or fine motor concepts and skills. It is often connected to our theme. After the students finish the table activity they play in learning centers.
8:20 CALENDAR, WEATHER, WIGGLES AND GIGGLES: Students learn and practice math skills during calendar. Music time is filled with songs, rhymes, instruments and us of gross motor equipment. Through music, we learn language, phonemic awareness, math, music, social skills and gross motor skills.
8:45 OUTDOOR PLAY: Various gross motor activities are set up around the deck to practice and develop various gross motor skills.
9:30 MORNING SNACK AND READ AROUND THE ROOM: Snack provides many opportunities to explore math concepts and skills. Students practice book, social and language skills when reading independently or with friends.
9:45 CIRCLE TIME, MORNING MESSAGE: Miss Tiffany reads a book/text. Students share, join in, make meaning and make connections to build reading comprehension, book knowledge, and/or phonemic awareness. Do connecting activities(charts, graphs, songs, etc) to build oral language, social skills, science/math concepts, and various literacy skills.
10:00 PLAY PLANS AND CENTER PLAY: Students make a plan for play, deciding where they want to go, who they want to play with, and what they want to play(verbally then as the year progresses written). Our learning centers are art, blocks, discovery, library or pretend). New themed activities are added to each center every week. Skills and concepts students are learning are literacy, math, science, art, fine motor and social skills.
10:45 OUTDOOR PLAY-Students play with the equipment freely. During warmer months, the water table is set out as well as various water toys.
11:30 LUNCH, READ AROUND THE ROOM: Students and Miss Tiffany eat together like a family in the dining room. When a student is finished eating, they read with a peer or individually. When we are all finished, we reenter the classroom together and begin our nap time routine of pottying and handwashing.
12:00 OUTDOOR PLAY: Free Play outside on the deck before nap time.
12:30 REST TIME: All students rest quietly on their cots or in their pack n plays. Miss Tiffany rubs students' backs and sits with the students. Soundscapes are played to help with relaxation.
3:15 OUTDOOR PLAY: Free play outside on the deck.
3:40 P.M. SNACK AND READ AROUND THE ROOM: Snack provides many opportunities to explore math concepts and skills. Students practice book, social and language skills when reading independently or with friends
4:00 CLEAN UP/ MUSIC AND MOVEMENT/ FREE EXPLORATION OF CENTERS/OUTDOOR PLAY: Students choose which center they would like to play in while waiting for parents to arrive. If it is very nice outside, we may go outside and play while waiting for parents to arrive