THE DAILY PROGRAM
One adult greets each child and parent/caregiver at the door upon arrival. Another staff member is present in the classroom to talk to and assist the children. There is a daily log book where children are signed in and out, with space for notes (from parents to staff, or vice versa) beside the children’s names. We encourage parents to communicate information regarding state of health, tiredness, emotional upsets and other important facts (e.g. if a child has not eaten breakfast prior to coming to school), and we will contact parents if we have any concerns. An extended care option is available for registered students only.
PROGRAM FOR 3 AND 4-YEAR-OLDS:
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. : self-directed activities;
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. : clean-up and grouptime activities (music, etc.);
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.: supervised free play outside;
11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: indoors for stories, discussions, dismissal for a.m. children; lunch time prep for full day children;
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: lunch time;
12:15 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.: outside playtime;
1:10 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. : free time activities;
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. : circle/story time and dismissal.
PROGRAM FOR SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN (5 YEARS OLD BEFORE DEC. 31ST):
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – group lessons/independent work;
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – clean-up and grouptime activities (music, etc.);
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – lunchtime (supervised);
12:20 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – supervised free play outside;
1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. – self-directed and teacher activities;
2:45p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – dismissal.
EXTENDED CARE OPTION FOR ISLAND MONTESSORI STUDENTS ONLY
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.:quiet free choice activities ;transition to classroom.
3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: transition to extended care; games, puzzles , outside play; group snack.