Big School Daily Schedule
7:15 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Monday — Friday
7:15-8:40 Children and their families are greeted as they arrive and are invited to choose from a variety of play activities (markers and/or crayons and paper, playdough, puzzles, developmentally appropriate story videos, books, legos,
and other miniature construction materials, etc.)
8:40-9:00 Good morning circles (3) for stories and sharing. Children leave circles by food families to use the bathroom and wash hands for breakfast.
9:00-9:30 Breakfast. Each child is assigned to a food family. The same teacher feeds the family at each meal. The food families are multi-age grouped.
9:30-10:00 Free play on the playground. Variety of developmentally appropriate activities available for free choice. Slide, balls, tricycles, sand play, etc. (Rainy day schedule- the children move into small singing movement circles (3) while the centers are set up by the teachers.)
10:00-11:30 Center time. Children are divided into play groups according to their individual developmental needs. These groups are rotated on a daily basis among the activity centers. (Blocks, art, messy play on the deck, macrodramatic play, micro-dramatic play, theme, farm, carpentry, cooking, and gross and fine motor activities.)
11:30-12:00 Music, story, sharing circles (3). Children leave the circles
by food families to use the bathroom and wash their hands for lunch.
12:00-1:00 Lunch, clean-up, toileting and outside activities with food
family, weather permitting.
1:00-3:00 Naptime. Each child has his/her own cot. Blankets and nap
toys are provided or brought from home.
3:00-5:00 Children wake-up, toilet and move outside for snack and free play. The inside areas are cleaned and set up. Children may choose from a variety of developmentally appropriate play activities both inside and outside, weather
3:15-4:30 Buffet snack served. Children may snack at their leisure.
5:00-6:00 Outside centers close. Children all come inside the main building and continue to choose from a variety of activities until their parents arrive.