Activities that develop the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual characteristics of each child are central to our family childcare.
Every child is given the opportunity to develop personal responsibility and social skills, learn problem solving techniques, and learn about other races and cultures. Each child is recognized as a unique individual who brings his or her own gifts to the program. Each child is given the encouragement and space to try new things, explore new ideas, and develop their own creativity.
Group Play: Singing, dancing, play acting, games, reading, listening to tapes (story and music), circle time, arts & crafts, baking, science experiments, and pre-kindergarten work booklets.
Free Play: Children have a choice of: blocks, kitchen toys, dolls and accessories, Duplo’s/Legos, play sets, household toys, pull/push toys, art materials, and an indoor playground (ball pit, slide, soft climbing structure).
Language: Nursery rhymes, finger plays, stimulus pictures or objects to encourage verbalization, reading to the children, and story time.
Dramatic Play: Dress up, role playing, puppetry, etc.
Outdoor Play: (Weather permitting) swinging and climbing, riding toys, running, ball playing, gardening, trucks, strolling dolls, and YMCA group play.
Special Days: Birthdays, holiday parties, special guests, seasonal art, and puppet shows
7:00 am- 9:00 am:
Arrival & greeting, hand washing, breakfast, and clean up.
9:00 am- 11:00 am:
Circle time (including calendar, songs, finger plays, story time etc.)
11:00 am- 1:00 pm:
Outdoor play, hand washing, lunch, and dental care.
1:00 pm- 2:30 pm:
Nap time, quiet time.
2:30 pm- 3:00 pm:
3:00 pm- 4:00 pm:
4:00 pm- 5:30 pm:
5:30 pm- 6:00 pm:
Clean up and closing.
Note: Bathroom and /or diaper change times vary to meet the child’s needs. This is a general schedule and is dictated mostly by the children’s needs and feelings each day. Infants usually nap in the morning as well as the afternoon.