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    Hancock Preschool-Vallera

    DAILY SCHEDULE

    Kindercademy AM  8:00-11:00

    Community PM  12:15-2:45

    Table Top Activities

    AM:  8:00-8:15

    PM:  12:15-12:25

    Children and their families are greeted individually.

    Children store their belongings, wash their hands and select an activity at a table with their peers.

    Opening Circle

    AM:  8:15-8:30

    PM:  12:25-12:40

    Children are led in a welcoming song or finger play.  Other activities may include the letter of the day, presenting and developing the theme, discussing the day’s activities, stories, and more. 

    Centers

    AM:  8:30-9:30

    PM:  12:40-1:35

    Children participate in student led activities for building knowledge through play and interactions with teachers and peers.  Teachers may observe and interact with individual children to extend play and learning. 

    Clean up

    AM: 9:30-9:40

    PM: 1:35-1:45

    The children clean up all their activities and the assistant preps for snack time.

    Outdoor Discovery

    AM:  9:40-10:10

    PM:  1:45-2:10

    Children are supervised using the playground toys and materials.  Teachers  observe and interact with children as they jump rope, play ball games, blow bubbles, make nature discoveries and so on.  The lesson being studied may be extended to the outdoors, if appropriate.

    Hand Washing

    AM:  10:10-10:15

    PM:  2:10-2:15

    As we come in from outdoors the children wash their hands and prepare for snack time. 

    Snack Time

    AM:  10:15-10:30

    PM:  2:15-2:30

    Teachers sit with children and enjoy a snack together.  Whenever possible, children serve themselves.  Teachers talk with the children and ask questions requiring thought and more than one word answers. Children are encouraged to talk with each other.

    Pack Up Backpacks

    AM:  10:30-10:40

    PM:  2:30-2:35

    As children finish their snack and clean up, they then go and pack all their work from the day into their backpacks and then join the class on the carpet for closing circle.

    Closing Circle

    AM:  10:40-11:00

    PM:  2:35-2:45

    Children may be read a story, do a music and movement activity, share what they did that day, discuss plans for the next day and more.  Children then gather their backpacks and are dismissed to their parents.  Dismissal is 11:00AM/2:45PM