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Day care schedule example

Example schedule at child care center

It is important to post a daily schedule at your child care center showing what will be taking place during the day. Only deviate from the schedule period because the children are making progress or are interested in a paticular subject. In such cases it is acceptable to rearrange the schedule. However, this should only be done on occasion.

The reason why maintaining a schedule is important is because young children learn by being consistant. They need to know when play time, snack time, and learning time, is. Even nap time should be on a regular schedule. They may not know that play time is at 11 A.M., but they will remember what activity follows another.

Using schedules at a childcare center also adds structure to each child's day and helps the teacher mainain control while maxamizing each child's learning potential. Below is an example schedule.

7 to 8 A.M - Free Style Play Time at tables with toys, puzzles and games. Group children by age.
8 A.M to 8:30 A.M. Breakfast
8:30 A.M to 9 A.M. Coloring, Cutouts, creativity games
9 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. Music, singing, story telling
9:30 to 10:30 A.M. Arts and Crafts
10:30 A.M. to 11 A.M. Learning. Numbers and Letters, Flash Cards, etc.
11 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. Inside games
11:30 to 12 P.M Lunch
12 to to 12:30 P.M Story Telling
12:30 to 1 P.M Outside play and Inside games
1 to 3 P.M. Nap Time
3 to 3:30 P.M Snacks and Reading
3:30 to 4 P.M. Free Play
4 to 4:30 P.M. Table toys
4:30 to 5 P.M. Outside play and Inside games

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