7:00 AM – 8:10 AM – Self-initiated Free Play
Students have free choice play that consists of dramatic play, games, stories, art and a breakfast snack is available.
8:10 AM – 11:00 AM – Montessori Work Period
Children engage in Montessori activities comprised of a balance of individual and group lessons. Lessons revolve around the Montessori curriculum and also include music and art. Children work towards a Three Hour Work Cycle, but this time is often broken into smaller increments during the first months of the school year. Naps are available to younger toddlers who may still need a morning nap. Snack is available to children on demand throughout the morning.
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Morning Playtime
Children engage in outdoor play, weather permitting, or have indoor play. Both indoor and outdoor play is a mixture of structured and free play activities that help children engage in physical fitness that builds strength, burns energy, and promotes balance and gross motor skills.
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM – Half Day Dismissal
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch Time
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Nap Time
Students transition to nap time with stories and soothing music. Children rest for at least 30 minutes and our dreamers who fall asleep are welcome to sleep as long as they need. Children who do not fall asleep engage in quiet, peaceful individual activities.
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM – Afternoon Snack
Children sit down to a group snack to encourage and reinforce appropriate socialization, conversation and self-feeding in another meal like atmosphere.
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM – Afternoon Playtime
Children enjoy a second opportunity for outdoor or indoor play. Location is determined by weather.
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Special Activity
Our toddlers’ transition from outdoor play to a time of various activities. This time may include but is not limited to review of Montessori lessons, structured art projects, music and dance, baking and cooking, stories, drama, and introductory foreign language lessons.
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM – Story Time
The toddlers join the Children’s House children for a group story time and prepare to leave for the day.
6:00 PM – School Closes
All children must be picked up and rejoin their families for family time and prepare for another great day at school.
*All times are approximate, include transitions, and may vary in each classroom.