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BentleysBands 03:47 AM 11-01-2010
just curious as to everyones daily schedules. Heres mine copy/pasted from my website:

Daily Schedule

6:00am-7:30am Arrivals,free play,Disney Channel

7:30am-8:00am Breakfast

8:15am-9:00am Manipulatives and Sensory Table

9:00am-10:00am Circle Time ,Art Time,Lesson Time (Weekly Theme,Colors,Shapes,Alphabet,Felt Board)

10:00-10:15am Snack Time

10:15am-10:30am Music and Movement

10:30am-11:30am Outside Time (weather permitting)

11:30pm-12:00pm Wash up and Lunch

12:00pm-12:45pm Clean up and Story Time

12:45pm-1:00pm Nap mats out and ready for quiet time

1:00pm-3:00pm Quiet Time

3:00pm-3:15pm Snack Time

3:15pm-4:00pm Dramatic Play Time and Music

4:00pm-6:00pm Free Play and Pickups

**Hand Washing/Diaper changes/Potty Times are as needed**
legomom922 04:15 AM 11-01-2010
No schedule for me. I just wing it depending on what I need to do or go for the day, and I do diaper cks every 1 1/2 hrs.
melskids 04:24 AM 11-01-2010
right now no one shows up before 8:30 a.m. i wish they did because the morning is cramped for time. i'm considering not serving breakfast anymore, cause they get here late enough to have it at home. but then i feel guilty, cause i know theyre not going to bother, or give them crap.

8 free play
8:30 breakfast
9 diapers/potty
9:15 circle time
9:30 centers/stations...dramatic play, blocks, open art, math, science,
literacy, playdough table, writing table, fine motor, music
10:30 outside
11:15 diapers/potty/wash up for lunch
11:30/45 lunch
12:30 story time and nap
2:00ish diapers/potty
2:30 snack
3-330 bus stop pick ups
3:30 outside (pick ups begin, most under 4 yrs go home)
4:00 snack for SAgers
4:30 indoor free play/homework help/sometimes activity planned for SA/ or
back outside
5:15 last pick up
daysofelijah 04:27 AM 11-01-2010
6:30-7:30 Early Arrivals, read books, rest, quiet play
7:30-8:00 Last Arrivals, Cartoon
8:00-8:45 Breakfast
8:45 Diapers, Potty, Clean Up
9:00-11:15 Free Play, Homeschool Studies (for my 6 &7 yos), preschool activities, Outside (on the warmer days, I'm horrible about going out in the AM now that it's cold)
11:15 Clean Up, Diapers, Potty
11:30-12:30 Lunch (Sometimes have a cartoon on here during lunch prep)
12:30-1:15 Clean Up, Diapers, Potty, Free Play
1:15-3:15 Nap
3:15 Potty, Diapers, Snack
3:30-5:00 Outside or Free Play
5:00-5:15 Wait on the step for later parents (No more toys out at this time, to make it easier to get the later ones out the door )
Abigail 11:52 PM 11-01-2010
This is my daycare schedule that will be posted on the parent board near the entrance. I am going to create a larger schedule with only pictures to have in the room by the clock with the times next to each picture so the children can participate in transitions.

Welcome to our family child care home! Listed below is what your child will experience during a typical day. My philosophy is to provide a structured setting for children, so they know what to expect and feel secure. Within this structure, I allow for flexibility so that I can better meet the needs and interests of all the children.

7:30 – 8:00 As children arrive, a variety of activities are available for them to do, such as table toys, blocks, books and story tapes.
8:00 – 8:30 Clean up, prepare and eat breakfast, and clean up again! Each child has an opportunity to help with meal chores such as setting the table or mixing the juice.
8:30 – 9:45 Children have a choice of joining circle time or selecting an activity of their choice. Circle time transitions into a group activity such as painting, water play or cooking.
9:45 – 10:00 Get ready to go outside: bathroom time, change diapers, wash hands.
10:00 – 11:00 Outdoor play – a combination of free play, and group activities such as walks in the neighborhood, a science project such as gardening or an outdoor art project.
11:00 – 11:30 Wash hands. Individual choice – dramatic play, blocks, board games.

11:30 – 11:40 Clean up for lunch. Wash hands.
11:40 – 12:30 Family style lunch and conversation. Again, each child has an opportunity to help with chores. After lunch, everyone brushes teeth, uses the bathroom or diaper change, washes hands.
12:30 – 12:45 Story time. This is a time to slow down before rest time and enjoy a good book.
12:45 – 2:45 Every one has a rest time. Children who can’t sleep rest quietly on their cots, looking at books for 30-40 minutes before they are allowed to get up and start a quiet activity.
2:45 – 3:00 Children wake up, put away cots, use the bathroom and wash hands.

3:00 – 3:20 Snack time.
3:20 – 4:30 Active outdoor play. Wash hands.
4:30 – 5:30 Departure time. Children choose activities such as coloring, reading or table toys.
boysx5 04:17 AM 11-02-2010
It varies for me since I have alot who come at different times and two part timers I do lunch at 11 or 11:30 then we go out and play at noon and back in at 1:30 for naps snack at 3:30 and back outside til pickup time but that will soon change now that the weather is getting colder. We also do circle time in the am around ten but its not set in stone.
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