6:30-8:30AM Children begin to arrive/ Hands washed/Child Directed Activity
BREAKFAST is served
9:00-9:15AM Toileting/Diapering/Wash hands
9:30-10:30AM Group Time:
Morning prayer and pledge of allegiance,
ABC Music & Me, and follow up activity.
10:30 –11:30AM Out-door Time weather permitting – no precipitation and temps between 25 –90 degrees F this includes wind chill factors and heat index.
11:30AM Prepare for Lunch: Children visit the bathroom & wash hands. While I prepare lunch, they may look at books, or watch a preschool appropriate program or DVD/video.
12:00 - 12:30PM LUNCH is served
12:30-12:45PM Child Directed Play
12:45PM Bathroom/Hand washing/Brush teeth
1:00-3:15PM Quiet-Time/Story time –( Children either nap or rest quietly on their mats while quiet music or audio story is played)
3:15PM Toileting/Diapering/Hand washing & SNACK is served
3:30-4:30PM Children leave at staggered times to go home: Outside Play (weather permitting – see above) Under certain weather conditions: A child may choose an activity. The very young children have a teacher directed activity.
*Times are General and not set in stone. Children like to know what to expect next, however, there are times when we like a little spontaneity (i.e.: when construction vehicles are working outside or some other unexpected fun learning experience) QUIET TIME is not negotionalble.
Grace is recited before each meal. I elect to use a non-denominational prayer before meals thanking GOD for all that he provides us.
**Infants are always fed & put down for nap according to their needs. ** However we do work towards scheduling their routine when possible.
HGCP follows Developmentally Appropriate Practices
in creating its environment and program & uses Preschool First - an online, play based curriculum and assessment resource for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. It is aligned to state Pre-K early learning standards and the Head Start Outcomes Framework. Supports NAEYC guidelines and developmental milesones from the AAP.
"Young children learn best through direct sensory encounters and not through a formal academic process.
Learning should be the outcome of hands-on experience, especially play."
~National Association for the
Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Pledge of Allegiance
Christian Faith Encouraged
Bible Based Toys, Games, Puzzles & Songs
Prayers at Meals and Snacks
Shapes and Colors
Numbers and Counting
Reading and Language
Creative Art and Writing
Music, Movement and Exercise
Number and Math Concepts
Social Appreciation of Earth and People
Science Experiments & Gardening
Food & Cooking Creations