Engadine Great Start Readiness Program Daily Schedule
7:50-8:20 - Arrival/Breakfast/Books/Greeting Time
Children enter the classroom at their own pace. Parents/guardians are encouraged to stay until children are ready for them to leave. Children have choices about whether to eat, spend time with books, or interact with adults and one another. Once all children have arrived, adults share the daily announcements.
8:20 - 8:30 - Greeting Time
Daily Announcements and message board (this takes place on carpet)8:30-9:45-- Plan/Do/Clean-up and Review- Planning Time – Children indicate their plans to adults in a place where intimate conversations can occur and where people and materials are visible. Adults use a range of strategies to support children’s planning (e.g., props, area signs, tape recorders, singing, planning individually, in pairs, in small groups).- Work Time (children’s hour of uninterrupted Choice Time) – Children always initiate activities and carry out their intentions. Children make many choices about where and how to use materials. During Work Time, adults participate as partners in child-initiated play and encourage children’s problem solving both with materials and during times of social conflict.- Cleanup Time – Children and adults clean up together keeping the spirit of play and problem solving alive. Children make many choices during clean up. Adults accept children’s level of involvement and skill while supporting their learning.- Recall Time – Gathered in small group settings, children choose Work Time experiences to reflect on, talk about, and exhibit. Adults provide a variety of materials and strategies to maintain interest as they follow children’s lead and encourage children to share (e.g., individual props such as puppets, telephones or periscopes, group games using a hula hoop, ball or spinner, re-enacting, drawing, showing and describing a structure or painting.
9:45-10:00 - Small Group Time
An adult-initiated learning experience based on children’s interests and development where children explore, play, work with materials, and talk about what they are doing. Individual children explore and use the same set of materials in their own way.10:05-11:10 - Transition to Outside (Bathroom) , Outside TimeChildren have many choices about how they play in the outdoor learning environment, much as they do during Work Time indoors. Adults supervise children for safety and also join in their active outdoor play, supporting their initiatives and problem solving.
11:10 -11:15 - Transition to lunch (carpet activity, set table, wash hands)
11:10-11:45 - Lunch
Children eat lunches in the school cafeteria and learn how to serve themselves from the salad bar, and wipe up spills). Children choose whether to eat, what to eat, and how much to eat. Adults eat and have meaningful conversations with the children. Children are encouraged to clean their own meal space including disposal of leftovers and cleaning their table area.
11:45 - 12:20 - Tooth brushing, Large Group
All adults and children participate in activities planned around children's interests, developmental levels, music and movement, cooperative play and projects; and events meaningful to children.
12:20 – 12:30 – Bathrooms, Get Mats, Pillows and Blankets
12:30 - 1:30 Quiet/Resting Time
Resting is a time for sleeping or quiet, solitary, on-your-own-cot play. Rest Time plans should be individualized to meet the needs of each child. Quiet play could include books, soft music, baby dolls, or fine motor manipulatives.
2:00 - 2:40 – Free Play
2:40 -3:00 – Snack
Children are encouraged to clean their own snack space including disposal of leftovers, wiping of tables, and pushing in their own chairs.
3:00-3:15 – Books and Bathroom
Children will be reading and listening to books as others use the restroom and pack up backpacks. All children will have a chance to use the restroom before getting on the bus to go home.
3:15 – Get on bus