I believe that children thrive in a stable routine; however I also believe that a schedule needs to be flexible to meet the varied needs arising out of the interests and desires that each day's explorations may bring. I love the great outdoors. I enjoy sharing the wonders of each season with children and do enjoy spending a nice block of time outdoors all year long.
The Fall brings so many wonderful colours to explore, Summer is a time of keeping cool in the pool with water -related sports, spring brings gardening activities and there is nothing more exciting then sculpting and painting snow structures in the winter! Whatever the season I have a large repertoire of activities to engage the inquiring mind with - whatever can be enjoyed indoors can also be explored outdoors!
Below is a 'guideline' for how a typical day may unfold:
7:30 – 9:00 Exploring in the Family Room / Creative & Sensory Explorations
9:00 – 9:30 Hand washing / Snack Time / Washroom Reminders
9:30 – 10:30 Backyard Adventures or a Field Trip outing
10:30 – 11:45 Exploring Play Room / Project work explorations / Field Trip outing
11:45 – 12:30 Lunch followed by wind down for nap story time
12:30 – 2:30 Rest time / Quiet Time invitations/activities or some Treehouse
2:30 – 2:45 Wake up Songs & Activities
2:45 – 3:45 Hand washing / Snack / Circle Time / Washroom Reminders
3:45 – 4:30 Backyard Adventures
Schedule times are flexible to meet the changing needs of the children in program, however the flow of the day will be similar each day.