SAMPLE DAILY ACTIVITY SCHEDULE SunshineTree Daycare Sunshine Tree opens by dmpe

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SunshineTree Daycare

6:30 - 7:30 Sunshine Tree opens with supervised indoor play. This is a friendly informal time. Each child is
greeted by name as they arrive. They are encouraged to put their belongings in their cubbies and hang up
their sweater or jacket. the teacher will suggest that they find an activity to do with the other children (this
includes breakfast for those who bring it.)

7:30 - 8:45 Free play continues. Children will go to their own areas: toddlers go to room B and 3 year olds
go to room A and 4's through school age stay in pre-k room. There may be supervised free play outside
(weather permitting) during this time.

8:45 - 9:00 Toileting, washing for pre-school time.

9:00 - 11:30 Pre-School

        •   Circle: Calendar, weather, singing

        •   Snack: (includes 2 food groups)

        •   Bible Story Time: Each day we have an exciting story, fun songs, and happy music...

        •   Unit Study: Each week a unit of study will be followed. The units will correspond with seasons
            and holidays and other studies that are of interest to young children.

        •   Art & Science: will be correlated with the unit of study...

        •   Readiness Activities: Children will explore areas such as:
            -shapes and colors
            -letters and numbers
            -language development
            -fine motor skills
            -gross motor skills
            -sensory perception

        •   Music & Rhythms: Will be alternated with readiness activities...

        •   Centers Time: During this time the children are given a choice of activities. A child may wish to
            play by himself or with other children. A child may play in more than one area, during this time.
            The areas of interest are blocks manipulative, toys, play dough, housekeeping corner, book cor-
            ner, readiness games and art work.

        •   Outdoor Activities: This is a time to relax and run and play with your friends. Large muscles
            and coordination are developed by:
            -jumping, climbing, running, swinging and sliding,
SunshineTree Daycare           galloping and skipping, playing with wheel toys,
                               throwing, catching balls, bean bags, sand box play,
               group games, and activities and planned field trips.

   11:30 - 12:15 Lunch Time is a social time for conversations and for the children to participate and ob-
   serve social behavior. (This includes preparation of washing hands, toileting, etc.)

   12:15 - 2:00 Nap Time: All day children will have a supervised rest period.

           2 year olds begin their nap at 12:00
           3 year olds begin their nap at 12:15
           4 year olds and pre-l begin their rest time at 12:30.

           Children will rest for 1/2 hour. After that time, if
           they have not gone to sleep, they will go to another room
           for a time of quiet play.

   2:00 - 3:30 Preparation for snack for all age groups - washing hands, toileting, etc.

   3:30 - 5:30 Planned group activities
               indoor and outdoor play as parents come to pick up children.

   Planned P.M. activities (during bad weather).

   Monday: Table games and toys
   Tuesday: Alternate art / exerise on Mondays with games and toys
   Wednesday: Video
   Thursday: Library story time
   Friday: Playdough / art

                SunshineTree Daycare: 1650 7th Ave NE, Owatonna, MN 55060, 507-451-0795

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