A typical day
- Upon entering, children and parents sign in, wash their
hands and then participate in free play between two of the
- At about 8:45 a.m, staff and children come together for a
- In the three year old class, we dress our Weather Bear for
the day and work on another skill such as shape recognition,
or a color scavenger hunt. The circle times are largely
participatory and of short duration. The four year old's
circle time includes the calendar, a weather graph, the
pledge of allegiance and another focus. This might be a
science experiment, a rhyming activity, a discussion of a
historical event, etc.
- After the circle time, we break into small groups which
comprise the majority of our day.
The small groups allow the staff
to work one-on-one with each student in skill development. The
small groups are chosen daily with a mixture of boys and
- About half-way through the day, we come together for
outdoor play time.
- When we come in, we have snack time and complete the small
- The day ends with our second circle time, which includes
stories, songs and fingerplays.
- At the end of the session, the students return to their