Preschool Learning Online Fall Newsletter
School aged kids are back to school and fall is here for most of us. What can we do asParents, Early Childhood Educators and Home Care Providers?Get the children in to a “school” like routine. This will help our children learn routine,and help to better equip them when they start grade school.If you work at a day care chances are the centre has a routine to work for them includingscheduling for breaks, lunch breaks, etc. If you are at home or looking for a change tothe daily schedule, here is a sample idea.
6:30-8:30Parent drop off, free play, clean up (7:15-*bathroom routine)8:30-9:00Snack, clean-up, books and puzzles9:00-10:00Outside free play, and games10:00-10:15*Bathroom Routine10:15-11:15Circle time, Art, Sensory, Dramatic Play, Science, Blocks, etc, Clean up11:15-11:30Wash-up/*bathroom and sit for lunch11:30-12:15Lunch time, wash-up
12:15-2:15Nap time and/or quiet time activities2:15-3:30Wake-up, *bathroom routine, clean up quiet activities, snack 3:30-4:30Outside free play4:30-5:30free play, parent pick up
* These bathroom routines are set up throughout the day for all children to go to thebathroom to avoid so many children having to go at different times all throughout theday, of course though, if any child had to go to the bathroom in between those times theywould be given the time to go.