Children's House Daily Schedule

Daily Schedule

  • 7:30 Prep time. Children who arrive between 7:30 and 8:20 are with a staff member in the Afternoon Care Environment.
  • 8:20-8:30 Arrival time. The guides greet children. Children get ready themselves (with help from staff or other children, if necessary) and enter classroom.
  • 8:30-11:15  Montessori work time, free choice. Children may choose, from all areas of the classroom, activities that have been previously presented to them by the guide. Children may work individually, in pairs and small groups. During this time the guide will give individual or small group presentations of activities.
  • 11:15-11:25 Group time. Presentations of activities, reading, singing, show-and-tell, musical instruments, etc.
  • 11:25   Morning children get ready to depart. Children in the Montessori Extended Day Program and the Afternoon Program eat lunch together.
  • 12:00-12:45 Afternoon Program and Montessori Extended-Day children play outside or in the gym.
  • 1:00-3:00 5-6 year old children (extended day Montessori) work in the classroom; free choice, group activities with emphasis on math, language, and cultural activities. 
  • 1:00-3:00 3-4 year old children have free choice in the Afternoon Program Environment ending with collective time sharing stories, songs and games.
  • Naptime is at 1:00 for those who nap.
  • 3:00  Extended day Montessori children join others in the Afternoon Program Environment. 
  • 3:15-4:15 Outside or inside large muscle play
  • 4:30-5:30 Afternoon Program activities: games, arts & crafts, blocks, puzzles, music and movement, etc.