One of the advantages of home-based childcare is that we can be flexible to meet the needs of the children. We are not held to a strict, rigid set of rules. However, children do tend to do better in a familiar structured environment and so we do try to follow the same routine each day. Here is a normal daily schedule:
6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. children arrive/free play
7:30 to 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and clean up (followed by free play)
8:45 time to put away toys, go potty, wash hands
9:00 to 9:30 Story time, songs, and finger plays (morning snack)
9:30 to 10:00 preschool activities
10:00 to 11:30 assorted activities using fine motor and gross motor skills/outdoor play
11:30 to 12:15 lunch time
2:15 to 12:30 clean up and go potty
12:30 to 2:30 nap/rest time
2:30 to 3:00 get up, put away cots, go potty, wash
3:00 to 3:30 snack time/clean up
3:30 to 4:45 play time
4:45 clean up and wait for parents (we either play outside or watch a video/read books depending on the weather)
All children should be picked up by 6:00 p.m. to avoid late fees.
See Handbook for more information.