7:00 a.m. Doors Open
The children meet in one classroom as parents drop their children off for the day. Activities such as easel painting, coloring, block building, dramatic play, computer games, reading and other creative exploration are provided for the early children.
8:45 a.m. Storytime
Children are still arriving as the group assembles together for a story, music or finger play, and children are prepared for the day's schedule.
9:00 a.m. Outside Play
The children are brought outside where they enjoy unlimited play with the sand box, climbing structures, tricycles, coupe cars, play houses, slides and they are given an opportunity to work in our school garden.
9:45 a.m. Class Time
Children are separated into their age-appropriate classrooms and are given a morning snack.
10:00 a.m. Group Time
The children gather into a circle time consisting of a discussion of the calendar and weather, a story either chosen by the teacher or children, theme-related material, and/or movement and music activities.
Theme-based activities of art science, creative crafts, cooking, and free exploration in the reading, dramatic play, manipulative and block areas are provided in a busy, yet calming atmosphere.
Clean Up Time
The children participate with the teacher in returning play items to their proper places and preparing the class for lunch and nap time.
11:15 a.m. Outside Play
The children return outside to play before lunch.
11:45 a.m. Lunch Time
The children line up and go to their individual classrooms where they wash their hands and clean up before lunch. Prior to eating, the children sing a song together.
12:30 p.m. Quiet Time
Children take this time to prepare for nap. They clean their face and hands and use the bathroom prior to resting on their cots. The children are required to remain quiet, as most children are trying to fall asleep.
1:00 p.m. Nap Time
During this time the children sleep. Those who do not sleep will be given quiet activities or books to occupy their time while other children sleep.
2:00 p.m. Wake-Up
Between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. the children are allowed to wake up on their own. Those who are awake go outside with some teachers, while the others are allowed to sleep.
3:00 p.m. Outside Time
All children are awake and play as a group outside. Children begin to go home.
4:15 p.m. Snack Time
An afternoon snack is provided to the children. This may either be outside with the large group or inside in the individual classrooms.
4:30 p.m. Class Time
The children are divided into multi-age groups and are moved into classrooms. The number of groups depends on the amount of children currently present. As in the morning, a variety of activities and free exploration are provided.
5:30 p.m. Class Combining
The children clean up the classrooms as the remaining children are brought into one class.
6:00 p.m. Closing Time
The Children's Place closes it doors. All children are expected to be picked up by 6:00 p.m. Hefty fines are assessed to those parents who do not comply.