Daily Schedule

Typical Daily Schedule

7:30 to 8:30 am Before School Care
8:30 to 8:45 am Arrivals
8:30 to 11:00 am Independent Montessori work cycle, and Montessori presentations
11:00 to 11:30 am Gathering time. After individual work time, the class comes together to prepare for lunch by cleaning and setting the tables. This also is a time for singing songs, discussing curriculum topics and sharing stories.
11:30 to 12:00 pm Lunch
12:00 to 1:00 pm Out door free play
12:30 pm Half-day dismissal
1:00 to 2:30 pm Kindergarten and non-napping children take a 15-minute quite time and continue their afternoon work cycle until 2:30 p.m.
1:00 to 2:00 pm Rest–children who nap, lie down on their mats and rest while listening to soft, classical music/stories.
2:30 to 2:45 pm Children work together to tidy up their classroom environment.
2:45 to 3:00 pm Full day dismissal
3:00 to 5:30 pm After school program activities
5:30 pm End of after school care

Arrival and Morning Work Period

The teachers greet children personally as they arrive and gently guide them into the morning work cycle. The morning work period is an opportunity for the child to make individual choices from the carefully prepared interactive learning environment. Children may work independently or with friends.

During this morning work time, children focus on their individual interests under the guidance of the teachers. Teachers give individual or small group lesson presentations. Children practice lessons previously given, chat with friends and help each other.

Gathering Time

The class comes together for group sharing, lessons, music and movement activities, songs, stories, and lessons.

Outdoor Time

Children enjoy unstructured outside playtime developing a sense of creativity and adventure. The outdoor time will also include nature walks, gardening, and participation in beautification projects and grounds maintenance.

Lunch

Children and teachers eat together in the classroom. It is a time when children learn Grace & Courtesy skills and social conversation skills. Children help set up lunches and clean up after lunch.

Rest and Quite Time

After outdoor time, the younger children who stay full day rest on their cots. The older children gather together for quiet story time and then continue their afternoon work cycle.

Afternoons for Older Children

For older children, afternoons allow more time for individual and social development. Children have the opportunity to work on advanced lessons. They receive individual and small group lessons in reading, math and handwriting.