.: Our Day :.

 

Arrival - 7:45 Wake-up activities, reading, limited cartoons (usually PBS) or optional rest time
7:45 - 8:00 Scheduled bathroom visit
8:00 - 8:45 Breakfast, bus stop for school
8:45 - 10:45 Calendar Time, outdoor play, a walk, the park, inside free play, crafts, games, or preschool activities
10:45 - 11:00 Clean-up time / scheduled bathroom visit
11:00 - 11:15 (Lunch prep) Transition Activity
11:15-11:45 Lunch
11:45 - 12:15 Finish Lunch / Quiet reading time
12:15 - 1:00 Story time / Circle time
1:00 - 3:00 Quiet time / nap time
3:00 - 4:00 Scheduled bathroom visit/snack / outdoor play or inside free play
4:00 - 5:00 Organized activity or outdoor play

 

.: Outdoor play :.

 

I have a huge, fenced, backyard play area with swing set, basketball hoop, sandbox, climbers, playhouse, and many toys.  I also have a large driveway that we use for riding toys, chalk, bubbles, jump rope, foursquare, scooters, basketball, hula hoops, and many other activities.  I have a large deck with enough little tables to make picnics outside very comfortable and we have a great sliding hill on my property.

 

.: Indoor play :.

 

I have many toys and activities that get rotated regularly to keep the kids’ interest and keep them exploring and learning in different ways.  Whether it is Legos for building, dolls for dramatic play, or my sensory table for science, you can be sure it is in good condition, a fair amount for the number of children I have, and easy for the kids to access.

 

.: Preschool :.

 

I have adapted my own preschool curriculum using a few different sources, including the formal preschool program, Creative Curriculum.  I teach the current writing style for my school district and work on all of the kindergarten readiness skills. I use Scholastic’s publications to teach a new theme each week during the school year.

 

.: Crafts :.

 

Weekly crafts or art projects are based on the season, holiday, or a theme we are learning about.

 

.: Story Time / Circle Time :.

 

Reading to the kids is done every day. I am a huge lover of reading. The kids get time each day before I read to them to explore age appropriate books on their own.  Circle time is a favorite time for the kids. They get to learn songs, sometimes about a holiday, season, or occasion.  They sing some of their daily favorite songs put to motions like the days of the week or months of the year.  We do letter and number of the week review, color and shape of the week review, and sign of the week and a theme of the week activity.  Among the hundreds of things we rotate learning at circle time, a few are: hands of a clock, name recognition, and sight words. Just by participating in circle time, even younger kids learn skills like sitting, taking turns, paying attention, and respecting others.

.: Welcome / Calendar Time :.

 

We do a daily welcome and calendar time each day. We sing our welcome song, that has us share how we are feeling so far that day, and  also a song that correlates to our theme or holiday that week. We learn how to count by 5's, by 10's, in pairs and our #'s 1-20. Through a  variety of fun ways we learn our colors (Spanish also), shapes, addresses, letters and to recognize our names.

 

.: Some Organized Activities :.

 

Play Doh

Board games

Stories

Outdoor games

Indoor active games

Projects

Sensory table

Walks

Puzzles

Interactive / exercise video

Dancing

Science activity

. : Meals : .

 

Breakfast  ~  8:00am - 8:45am

Lunch  ~  11:15am - 11:45am

Snack  ~  3:00pm - 4:00pm

  

*** Sample Menus ***

                     

Breakfast

Pancakes, yogurt, blueberries & milk

Cereal, banana, milk & juice

Cinnamon rolls, orange slices & milk

Breakfast bar, strawberries, yogurt & milk

 

Lunch

Hot ham & cheese sandwiches, fruit cocktail, carrots with dip, cookie & milk     

Tacos, rice, orange slices, peaches, salad with ranch & milk

Chicken nuggets, tater tots, apple slices, corn, String cheese & milk

Hot dog roll-up, French fries, grapes, cantaloupe & milk

 

Snack

Granola bar & milk

Yogurt & fruit parfait  & juice

Peanut butter roll-up & milk

String cheese, apple & juice

 

 
Dawn's Daisies Daycare, 2011-2015.  All Rights Reserved.              Site designed by Designs By Hollee