Busy Bunnies Daily Schedule
6:30 am – 8 am : Arrival, Breakfast, & Clean Up
Children may begin arriving at 6:30 am. Breakfast is served from 7 am – 7:30 am. Children arriving after 7:30 am are expected to have eaten breakfast (or must arrive with their own breakfast). Clean up time includes a bathroom break and brushing teeth.
8:00 am – 8:30 am : Child Directed Lessons
Children are able to choose their activities based on their own interests. A variety of activities will be available based on that week’s lesson. These activities include puzzles, arts and crafts, reading, worksheets, and table games.
9:00 am – 10:00 am : Circle Time
Children gather together for our daily activities. Circle time includes reviewing the clock, calendar, and weather. It also includes music time, story time, finger plays, and reviews of that day’s lesson.
10:00 am – 10:30 am : Snack
Children gather for a snack. This time can also include food preparation. Children socialize during this time, improving their language and social skills. Manners are also reviewed during this time.
10:30 am – 11:30 am : Outdoor/Movement Time
This is time for the children to move, getting their daily exercise and burning off extra energy. We go outside as often as possible. This time will be spent indoors if the weather poses a significant health risk (a wind chill at or below 15° F or a heat index at or above 90° F according to the National Weather Service).
11:30 am – 12:00 pm : Lunch
All the children sit down for lunch together. This is more valuable time for the children to work on their social skills, language skills, and manners.
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm : Clean Up & Bathroom Break
Children help clean up after themselves. Bathroom breaks also include brushing of teeth.
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm : Rest Time & Quiet Play
All children are expected to participate in rest time; children may wake up on their own. Children that do not sleep are offered quiet activities to participate in until the end of rest time.
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm : Outdoor/Movement Time
Once again we head outside or participate in active indoor play, burning off extra energy and learning the importance of physical activity.
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm : Bathroom Break
Children that are in need of a bathroom break are encourage to use the restroom at this time. Children are also able to get a snack during this time.
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm : Child Directed Play
Children are available to pick their activities based on their own interests.
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm : Montessori Activity
Children are encourage to participate in that day’s practical life lesson. This may include activities like washing dishes, caring for the animals, gardening, cooking or preparing food, sewing, woodwork, and other household activities.
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm : Clean Up and Quiet Play
Children help put away their toys and are given time to participate in quiet activities until parents come.