Infants: 6 weeks to 16 months
Toddlers: 16 months to 33 months
Preschool Prep: 3–4 years
Preschool: 4–5 years

Our classroom is designed to include learning centers furnished with materials that enrich social, emotional, intellectual, and physical growth.  We recognize each child’s individuality and assist all children in developing a positive self-concept while recognizing others’ individuality as well.  Through positive interactions with their peers and the staff, children learn to develop trusting relationships.  Lesson plans are created, posted, and given to parents in a monthly newsletter.  Given the drop-in nature of the program and our trauma-responsive lens, the prime focus will be on fostering an emotionally safe environment for children to explore. A low teacher/child ratio will allow us to adapt the program to what individual children need.  A positive self-concept is enhanced through a classroom that ensures a balance between individual and social development.  Classroom structure consists of a variety of activities organized in group and structured activities, individualized activities, and free play.  Curiosity, initiative, and creativity are valuable learning tools and an important part of children’s development.  We encourage children to manipulate materials rather than watch, and to be actively involved in learning experiences. The center’s complete Child Care Program Plan is available to any parent upon request.

Infant Program:

Each infant follows an individualized feeding and napping schedule based on their needs and parent requests.  Infants are given time each day to explore their environment in chosen areas throughout the room.  There are also various activities planned by the infant teacher to work on individualized goals for each infant. Diapers are changed every 2 hours or as needed. For infants that are eating table food snacks are served at 10am and 2:30pm; lunch is served at 11:30am.

6:30-7:30           Self-Directed Learning Time
7:30-8:30          Breakfast

8:30-9:15          Story and Group time

9:15-9:45          Snack

9:45-11             Art and large motor

11:00-12pm      Lunch

12:00-2:30        Nap, interactive play

2:30–3:00         Fine motor

3:00-3:30          Snack

3:30- 4:00         Afternoon group times

4:00–5:00         Tummy time/sensory exploration

5:00-6:00          Self-Directed Learning



6:30-8:00        Self-Directed Learning Time

8:00-9:00        Breakfast/Self-Directed Learning Time

8:30-9:30        Diapering/Peer play

9:30-10:00      Large Group Lessons

10:00-10:30    Recess

10:30–11:00    Table time

11:00–11:30    Art/ Diapering

11:30-12:00    Lunch

12:00-3:00      Nap

3:00–3:30        Snack/Diapering

3:30–4:00        Recess

4:00-5:45         Structured play/Self-Directed Learning


Preschool Prep

6:30am- 8:00am                                  Arrival/Free Exploration

8:00am-9:00am                                  Breakfast

9:00am-9:30am                                   Diapering/toileting, Movement

9:30am-10:00am                                 Circle Time

10:00am–10:30am                              Recess

10:30am-11:00am                              Table Time

11:00am-11:30am                               Diapering/toileting, Movement

11:30pm–12:00pm                             Lunch

12:00pm–3:00pm                               Nap

3:00pm– 4:00pm                                 Snack, Diapering/toileting,

Structured play

4:00pm- 4:30pm                                 Recess

4:30pm-6:00pm                                  Departure/Free Exploration/Diapering/toileting



6:30am- 8:00am                                  Arrival/Free Exploration

8:00am-9:00am                                  Breakfast

9:00am-9:30am                                   Movement

9:30am-10:00am                                 Morning Circle Time

10:00am–11:00am                              Morning Table Time

11:00am-11:30am                              Recess

11:30pm–12:00pm                             Lunch

12:00pm–3:00pm                               Nap

3:00pm– 3:30pm                                 Snack

3:30pm-4:00pm                                  Afternoon Circle Time

4:00pm-4:30pm                                  Afternoon Table Time

4:30pm-5:00pm                                  Recess

5:00pm-6:00pm                                  Departure/Free Exploration