A.M.A. Family Daycare

Guiding little Hands and touching their Hearts!

Daily Schedule

Although the daily schedule helps us organize the day, we don’t want to limit our ability to be spontaneous and flexible. On some days more then others, if weather permits we’ll stay outdoors for most of the day as well as the days when we go on trips. One day a month we may have a movie day (I choose the movie) after their afternoon snack or a pizza day. Please be advised that this schedule was developed to accommodate children of various age groups. Babies have their own internal schedules which require on demand feeding, changing and napping to which we must adapt, until they adapt to our schedule.

(A much detailed schedule is provided at interview date)

Time

 Activity

8:00am

ARRIVAL/ FREE PLAY

Children arrive at staggered times, in

which they can choose any activity to

engage in until it is time to clean up for

breakfast.

8:30am

BREAKFAST

Family style breakfast. following

breakfast, infants are fed, changed and

put down to nap (infants nap at their own

schedule) children will wash up. Those

that are done will engage in free play.

9:15am

MORNING ACTIVITY

Toddler and preschool children select an

activity of their choice or join a noisy

activity such as finger painting, puppet

shows etc. As babies wake, they will be

brought into group activity. children help

clean up after playtime and wash up.

10:00am

MORNING SNACK

Children have a nutritious snack together

and wash up follows

10:30am

INDOOR or OUTDOOR ACTIVITY

If weather permits, then children will get

ready to go outside to playground with

appropriate attire. Toilets are used, hands

are washed and diapers are changed

before leaving. Indoor activity will be

done in a classroom environment such as

arts & crafts, learning development for

appropriate ages etc. Wash up follows.

11:30am

FREE PLAY

Children can choose any activity to engage

in . Perhaps a planned activity such as

playing with clay dough or board games.

12:00pm

LUNCH

Family style lunch. Following lunch babies

are fed and changed; all children help clean up and wash up.

12:45pm

STORYTIME/ CIRCLE TIME

Children will sit in a circle and listen to a

story,they will be allowed to ask questions and view pictures. Books will go

according to appropriate age in group.

1:00pm - 3:00pm

NAP and QUIET TIME

Everyone except perhaps a baby that just woke up; has a rest period. Preschoolers

who cant sleep will rest quietly on mats

looking at a book. It is reasonable to

expect children to rest and/or play on

mats quietly for 30 minutes before they

are allowed to get up and begin an

activity. As children get up , diapers are

changed,hands are washed and mats are

put away.

3:15pm

LIGHT SUPPER

Family style light supper (such as a hearty

soup etc.) following supper, babies are fed and diapers are changed. Clean up and

wash up follows.

3:45pm

AFTERNOON ACTIVITY TIME or

OUTDOOR ACTIVITY

Active play for all children. special

project may be planned. All activities will be done in classroom environment. Wash up

follows. After school children arrive,

hands are washed and snacks are given.

Wash up follows.

4:45pm

MUSIC and MOVEMENT

Group singing and dancing time. Music will be appropriate for all ages in group (non-

disruptive play for those who do not wish

to participate in group).

After school children start homework and when needed, help is provided. HW is

always checked once finished.

5:30pm

AFTERNOON SNACK

Children have a nutritious snack together

and wash up follows

6:00pm

FREE PLAY

Children can engage in any activity of

choice.

6:45pm

QUIET TIME

Children will engage in quiet play such as

coloring or drawing.

7:00pm

PICK UP

Children get picked up at staggered times.

Parent info is made ready. Children remain

in quiet play until parents arrive. Before

leaving, diapers are changed and hands

are washed. Events of the day and plans for the next may be discussed with parents

and children.