I currently partner with the state through the child care food program. All meals and snacks follow a strict guideline for portion and nutrition outlined by this program. Children are fed breakfast, lunch and two snacks. Cakes, cookies, and other “not so nutritious, but oh-so-yummy food” may be served during special events like birthday parties, and holidays. Formula is provided by the parent/guardian, all other foods and beverages are provided by me.
*Arrival and Greeting *Breakfast and clean up *Bathroom and/or diaper change and hand washing *Infants usually nap in the morning as well as the afternoon *Circle time (including calendar, songs, finger plays, story time etc.) *Arts and crafts or other learning activity *Bathroom and/or diaper change and hand washing *Outdoor play (weather permitting) or other large muscle activity *Hand washing *Lunch and clean up *Nap time *Bathroom and/or diaper change and hand washing *Snack and clean up *Free play *Calm down time and TV/VCR – Children’s programs (approximately a half an hour before pick up time) *Parents arrive to pick up children
Group Play:Singing, dancing, play acting, games, reading, circle time Free Play:Children have a choice of - blocks, kitchen toys, dolls and accessories, duplos/legos, play sets, Household toys, cars, pull/push toys Language: Children are taught early American Sign Language, nursery rhymes, finger plays, stimulus pictures or objects to encourage verbalization, reading to the children Dramatic play:Dress up, role playing, puppetry, etc. Math and Science: Learning through sensory manipulatives, baking, gardening, number games, work with relative shapes and sizes Arts and Crafts: Oh the possibilities! Outdoor play:(weather Permitting) Climbing, riding toys, running, ball playing, gardening toys, trucks, strolling dolls, (please remember to dress your child appropriately for the weather, if in doubt, dress in layers or bring extra clothes)
Special Days: Fridays are "Pajama Days"! Children dress in Pj's, watch an educational movie, enjoy popcorn and I order a pizza!