Infants in my care will adhere to their own personal schedule based on their individual needs and rhythms. They nap when tired and eat when hungry. Older babies, and those moving toward toddlerhood gradually transition to a predictable regular schedule.
I will bring the infants into the program throughout the day as much as possible. They enjoy watching the older children play. They can sit on my lap and enjoy the music at circle time or begin using crayons at the art table. Babies love to be in the mix! I will always be ready to meet their specific needs within the context of the larger group.
The infants have plenty of opportunity for floor time and are encouraged to explore the environment as much as possible. I will offer both new and familiar experiences. I will share lap stories, fingerplays, and movement activities. My primary goal with infants is to build strong relationships, to nurture, and to have babies feel safe, loved, and cared for.
8:00-9:00 a.m. As children arrive, settle in, and have free play.
9:00-9:30 a.m. I will have prepared activities and playtime. Art, math manipulatives, play dough, blocks, dramatic play and more! Toddlers will choose which activities they would like to do. I will encourage all to join in and help facilitate play.
9:30-9:45 a.m. Snack
9:45-10:00 a.m. Change diapers/go potty wash hands.
10:00-10:15 a.m. Circle-time- songs, fingerplays, stories and lessons of the day. I will discuss with the children what they would like to do when we go outside.
10:15-11:30 a.m. Outside time. Free play as well as planned activities such as gardening projects or science activities. We may take walks around the neighborhood or to Siltanen Park.
11:30-11:45 a.m. Children will wash hands and be ready for story time and a recap of the morning’s activities.
12:00 p.m. Lunch is served.
12:30 p.m. Half day children get picked up.
12:45-3:00 p.m. Naptime
3:00-3:15 p.m. Wake up, get ready for snack.
3:15-4:00 p.m. Snack, change diapers/go potty/wash hands
4:00-5:00 p.m. Outside time (weather permitting)
5:00-5:30 p.m. Inside playtime, stories, get ready to be picked up.