Activities

Infants and Toddlers Schedule of Activities

HOUR ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION
7:30 Arrival Time
  • Help to make the transition from parent to teacher.
8:00 Breakfast
  • Healthy food to start the day.
    As children arrive
Diaper Change
9:00 Play outdoors or Manipulatives
  • Play outside (weather-permitting) or
    Play with manipulatives.
  • Nap for infants
Diaper Change
10:00 Morning Snack
  • Fresh fruits, milk, etc.
10:15 Daily Activity
  • Circle time
  • Planned activity.
  • Unit theme or project.
Diaper Change
11:15 Lunch
  • Full meal
Diaper Change
12:00 Nap
  • Time to rest.
Diaper Change
2:15 Quiet activities
  • Activities until all the children wake up.
2:45 Snack
  • Fresh fruits, cereal, milk, soup of the day, etc.
3:00 Special activities
  • Dancing, singing, group activities, etc.
4:15 Snack
  • Light meal
Diaper Change
5:15 Prepare to leave
  • Collect personal items, crafts, notes, etc.
5:25 End of the day
  • This sharing time puts the parent into child’s day and provides a transition for the child from teacher to the parent. Ensure that children leave with parents or authorized adult

Preschoolers’ Schedule 2 and 3 Years

HOUR ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION
7:30 Arrival Time
  • Help to make the transition from parent to teacher.
8:00 Morning Snack
  • Hot oatmeal or apple sauce
7:30-8:45 Manipulatives
  • Play with manipulative toys or in interest centers
8:30 Diaper changed Potty training
  • As needed
8:45 First small group
  • Sing, books and plan the day
9:00 Breakfast
  • Healthy food to start the day
9:30 Circle Time
  • Unit theme, songs, games
10:00 Daily Activity
  • Planned Activity (Separate group)
10:30 Center Play
  • Dramatic play, science, sensory table, art, etc.
10:30 Diaper change Potty Training
  • As needed
10:45 Play Outdoors
  • Free play and directed activities to develop physical, emotional and social skills.
  • Walk around the neighborhood
12:00 Lunch
  • Full meal
12:30 Diaper change Potty Training
  • As needed
12:30 Story Time
  • Reading, puppets, cassettes
1:00 Nap
  • Time to rest
2:45 Quiet Activities
  • Free play and cleaning
2:45 Diaper change Potty Training
  • As needed
3:30 Snack
  • Fresh fruits, cereal, milk, juices, etc.
3:45 Small Group
  • Story time, songs, games
4:00 Art Craft
  • Art activity related with the unit or the season
4:30 Manipulatives
  • Play with manipulatives or in interest centers
4:45 Diaper change Potty Training
  • As needed
5:00 Play Outdoors
  • If weather permit it
5:50 Prepare to leave
  • Collect personal items, crafts, notes, etc.
5:50 End of the day
  • This sharing time puts the parents into child’s day and provides a transition for the child from the teacher to the parent. Ensure that children leave with parents or authorized adult

Preschoolers’ Schedule 3 – 5 Years

HOUR ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION
7:30 Arrival Time
  • Help to make the transition from parent to teacher.
8:00 Manipulatives
  • Play with manipulative toys or in interest centers
9:00 Breakfast
  • Healthy food to start the day
9:30 Daily Activity
  • Circle time
  • Planned activity
  • Unit theme or project
10:30 Free Play
  • Dynamic play, manipulatives, interest centers
11:00 Play Outdoors
  • Free play and directed activities to develop physical, emotional and social skills.
12:00 Lunch
  • Full meal
12:30 Story Time
  • Reading, puppets, cassettes
1:00 Nap
  • Time to rest
3:00 Quiet Activities
  • Free play and cleaning
3:30 Snack
  • Fresh fruits, cereal, milk, juices, etc.
4:00 Art Craft
  • Art activity related with the unit or the season
4:30 Special activities
  • Dancing, singing, group activities, etc.
5:00 Play
  • If weather permit it or play with
5:40 Prepare to leave
  • Collect personal items, crafts, notes, etc.
5:50 End of the day
  • This sharing time puts the parent into child’s day and provides a transition for the child from the teacher to the parent. Ensure that children leave with parents or authorized adult.
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