In home daycare where children come to grow in Highlands Ranch Colorado!


Preschool

Circle time- The children learn about weather, colors, a letter of the day, and share something they would like to talk about.


Reading time- This is a time designated to reading books. The lights go down and we prepare for nap by relaxing with friends and fishing through my book box. I have over 300 children's titles so the books are new every week.


Playtime- Often overlooked as a learning period of the day, playtime is the most important time of day. This is a when the kids choose their activity and socialize with friends. This often includes make believe. I have a dress up box the kids love to dress themselves with and pretend. There is a writing station for coloring, gluing, stamping and stuffing envelopes. I have a large room with little furniture


Outdoor time- In the summer we spend more time outside than inside. The kids love to plant and tend to a garden every year. I have a water table and a playhouse. I like to run and kick a ball or practice going up and down the stairs. We have 3 plum trees, one cherry tree and one very large apple tree so we pick fruit all summer and into the fall.


Art time- I am a painter. We do a lot of drawing, painting and other mixed media throughout the year. If the kids don't want to do a planned activity, that's okay, sometimes the kids simply want to cut a magazine. This is when I might add some learning about shapes and the kiddos don't even know they're learning.


In the kitchen- Sometimes I like to cook with the kids. This is always a safe, planned activity. We might make jello and the kids add their own ingredients. Sometimes it's cutting shapes into sandwiches or cheese with cookie cutters. It depends on the day.





For Parents

Sample Schedule

8:30-Breakfast

9:00-Clean up and Circle time.

10:00-Outside Play

11:00-Free Play

12:00-Lunch

12:30-Reading books and naps

3:00-Wake up and snack time

3:30-Free Play

4:30-Outside Play

5:00 to 5:30-Free Play


Sample Menu


Monday-Pizza

               Peas and carrots

               Pears

               Milk

Tuesday-Chicken Nuggets

               Mixed veggies

               Applesauce

               Milk

Wednesday-Peanut butter/jelly

               Goldfish

               Peach slices

               Corn

               Milk

Thursday-Chicken salad

               Cheese stick

               Carrot sticks

               Milk

Friday-  Ravioli

              Green beans

              Bread stick

              Milk