Hours 8:00-3:00 pm
8:00: Arrival/Sign In
Parents or other caregivers sign in, communicate any necessary information to teachers, help their child get ready for their morning by assisting them in putting their clothes, lunch etc. in cubbies and on hooks, washing their hands, applying sunscreen if necessary and seeing that they are settled with a teacher or activity.
8:00-10:45 Free Choice/Play
Our classroom is set up to facilitate exploration and experimentation, encouraging independence and the children’s ability to make appropriate choices. Their interactions with the environment, materials, peers and teachers foster creativity, socialization and self-regulation. Through their play and other experiences children develop the cognitive, physical and social/emotional competencies that provide the strongest and broadest foundation for their growth.
9:00-9:15: Morning Meeting
We gather as a whole group in our meeting area. This time is used to greet one another, discuss the day’s activities, introduce new concepts, share thoughts and ideas and collaboratively solve problems that may have arisen.
Children are invited to come to the snack table. We will provide a daily snack. The menu will be posted at the start of each week.
Teachers and children work together to clean up the morning’s activities.
11:00-11:15: Music/Movement Circle
A teacher leads the children in a whole group music/movement activity (The first Tuesday of the month we go to the Chilmark Library for Stories & Songs, Wednesdays Becky Barca-Tinus joins us for violin).
11:15-12:00: Outdoor play @ the CCC playground
Children will bring lunch to school or sign up for school lunch - sold daily for $2.75.
12:45-1:15: Story Circle
Children nap or rest. Children who choose not to sleep or awaken early will be offered quiet activities (e.g., books, puzzles, manipulatives). The school provides cots for rest time. Children may also bring a special blanket, soft toy or pillow for napping.
2:00-2:45: Quiet indoor activities or outdoor play
2:45-3:00 Departure/Sign Out