Dawn's Home Daycare

Messy Adventures in learning

Our Day at Dawn's Little Stars 

With the exception of meals or quiet time, our schedule allows for flexibility and the times listed below are approximate.  We allow for unplanned events or opportunities that may arise during our day together. After all part of spending the day with munchkins should allow for spontaneous adventures. 

7:30 am -8:15m

8:25 am - 9:00am

 Arrival

 Walk to school

9:00 am - 10:00 am  Circle Time ~ Calendar/Weather ~ Introduction to our
theme, Snack. Structured Learning Adventures ~
Themed based activities: Story, songs, puppet/finger plays,
creative movement,  Preschool Mad science, Dramatic play,
Sensory Exploration, art, reading/picture books, science, 
 trains, computer, puzzles, block play.
10:00 am - 11:25 am

Large motor skills, outdoor Play and/or Planned activities

 

11:30am -12:15 pm Lunch preparation ~ children are guided towards
fun transitional activities. 
(puzzles, colouring, singing etc)
 while the final touches are added to our 
lunch menu.

Everyone washes up and we sit together to enjoy

our meal at either the table or picnic outside depending 

on both the weather and our mood

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm Story time
12:30 pm -2:30 pm  Quiet Time Children over 4 who do not nap are provided with
 quiet activities while the others sleep or we may work on a
 special project just for them.
2:30 pm -2:45 pm  Wake up ! Prepare for walk to school for pick up
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

School Pick up and Snack   

3:45 pm -4:30 pm

 Group activities, puppet theater, outdoor play, indoor games, etc

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

 Transitional free play ~ Goodbye Hugs & Departures

** Schedule is subject to change based on weather, activities or children's moods **

***Weather depending we spend as much time out doors as we can. *** 

Large motor development and outdoor play is a wonderful part of our day, parents are responsible to provide appropriate attire for all weather conditions.

Hygiene practice ~ preformed before/after meals and after all washroom visits/diaper changes