700 am OPEN CENTER AND PREPARE FOR ARRIVAL OF CHILDREN
7:00 – 9:00 am BREAKFAST SERVED:
9:00 – 9:15 am CLEAN UP TIME:
9:00 – 10:00 am CURRICULUM:
10:00 - 10:15 am POTTY TRAINING
10:15 - 11:15 am TODDLER AND PRESCHOOL INDOOR / OUTDOOR PLAY:
Creative artwork puzzles books, Legos, games, etc.; and Learning skills free expression, motor skills.
11:15 - 11:30 am CLEAN UP TIME AND POTTY TRAINING
11:30 - 12:30 pm LUNCH TIME
12:30 - 1:00 pm NAP PREPARATION / POTTY TRAINING
1:00 - 2:30 pm NAP TIME
2:30 - 3:00 pm WAKE UP TIME / POTTY TRAINING
3:00 - 3:30 pm STORY TIME
3:30 - 4:30 pm SNACK TIME
4:00 - 5:00 pm INDOOR / OUTDOOR ACTIVITY AND POTTY TRAINING
Teachers will help children with the serving of their lunch. They will also eat with the children.
From home to preschool
Your child’s transition in preschool should be a positive experience. We will work with you and your child to ensure the smoothest possible transition occurs as new routines and people are introduced.
The Day One Parent Handbook will be given to you prior to your child’s first day. Please sign and return the acknowledgement receipt to the Director.
A complete tour of the facility and a visit with your child to her/his classroom is scheduled prior to the first day. This visit will include a tour of the classroom with the teacher showing cubbies and toilet facilities. You will meet with your child’s peers and teachers and communicate any anticipated concerns. At this time, please share the best communication methods that the teacher may use to reach you. Also, please have completed the information questionnaire regarding your child to provide the teacher. If needed, immersion in the class program will be scheduled in increasing increments of time.
Transition between learning programs
Children are transitioned to the next program based on age, developmental readiness, state licensing requirements, and space availability. During the transition, current and future teachers will meet with you to propose a plan to introduce your child into the new program.
Transition to elementary school
Transition activities such as a field trip to a local elementary school, activities / projects for remembering special friends, and special times at our school will be part of your child’s transition for elementary school from Day One. We will provide you with information on local schools, what to expect, and ideas on how to talk to your child about going to elementary school.
The Admission of a child with special needs must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and a reasonable effort must be made to accommodate the child needs.
Upon enrollment of a child with special health care needs, the center must obtain from the child’s parent or guardian a copy of an existing individualized health care plan for the child that can be reviewed, revised, and adopted. And implemented by the center staff when providing childcare services to the child. An individualized health care plan shall include the following, as needed, for the child and must be signed by a health care provider:
If a child’s behavior or circumstance is of concern, communication will begin with the parents as the first step to understanding the child’s individual needs and challenges. We will work together to evaluate these needs in the context of our program.
On rare occasions, a child’s behavior may warrant the need to find a more suitable setting for care. Examples of such instances include:
Children will be assisted in putting mats away and folding bedding.
Menus are planned at least one week in advance. After use, menus will be filed and retained for three months. Records will be available for periodic evaluation.
Potty Training and clean up areas and divide children into appropriate age groups.
Children will sing songs and have story time.
Prepare children for their naps, letting them relax, playing soft soothing music for them.
Assign children seats for lunch, personal hygiene-encourage children to wash hands before meals, after using the restroom, and whenever appropriate. Also taught to brush their teeth properly.
Our structured programs encourage socialization, sharing taking turns, color recognition, math skills (shapes) verbal interchange, group story time, arts and crafts, and both large and small motor activities using indoor and outdoor climbing and tumbling equipment.
For those who will nap, others will have quiet activities at this time.