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Early Childhood Learning Center

Schedule - Ages 4-5 (Blue Room)

Director: Janie Charlton
Lead Teacher: Caroline Browne
Afternoon Teacher: Kelly Kilts
Children Ages 4 and 5


7:30ECLC is Open
7:30 - 8:10Community Time. ALL children arriving come to Blue Room: individual greetings, multi-age grouping with free-choice activities in centers
8:10Red and Yellow Room children leave with their teachers, Blue Room children continue activities in centers
8:10-8:30Choice Time Continue child- choice activites in intrest centers.
8:30 - 8:50Circle Time, or "Morning Meeting" Songs, greetings, "news", calendar, class jobs, talking about our activity choices, planning
8:50 - 9:00Transition to breakfast, toileting, and hand-washing
9:00 - 9:30Breakfast
9:30 - 10:20Activity & Project time. Teacher-planned & child choice in classrom activity centers: art, math, language, cooking, science, cooperative and concept games, or group work on class projects, actvities vary by day.
10:15Clean up.
10:30 - 11:25Outside Time
11:00 - 11:30Teacher Colleen on Lunch Break
11:20Cleanup play yard
11:30 - 12:00Lunch. Family-style food service, children serve themselves, practice manners and conversation skills, clear own table, then toileting and handwashing; quiet reading until friends are finished, transition to outside
12:00-1:00Outside Time (or inside activities, depending on weather conditions)
1:15 - 2:30Rest time in Blue Room
2:00 - 2:30Colleen - Planning and prep time.
2:30 - Colleen goes homeOutside
2:15 - 2:45Small Group Activities
2:30 - 2:45Donna's Break
2:45 - 3:00Snack Time
3:00 - 5:00Indoor/Outdoor Choices, Snack continues until 4:00
5:00 - 5:15Clean-up, stories, ready for pick-up
5:30ECLC is Closed.

Late charge of $1.00 per minute that a parent is late past 5:30 pm. $2.00 charge for each missing Signature or time entry on daily sign-in Sheets.


After School

Homework time with assistance from ECLC staff (Children coming after school are joining other kids/siblings that are already there).
Blue Room Sample Activities:

The 4-5yr old children in the Blue Room have enjoyed these activities as part of our study of winter weather. They are fun, simple, and provide opportunities for building skills and developing concepts as we play.

Coffee Filter Snowflake Cutting:

Prep: Pre-fold coffee filters; flatten, fold in half and then fold the half into thirds (making a triangle shape).

Note - Great to do the first day it snows! Read a snow story; sing a snow song, or talk about snow crystals each having six sides, but each one is different. You may want to do this with a small group of children.

Directions: Give each child scissors and guide them to cut small pieces out of each side of their triangle, then unfold and magic! Our room is lovely with snowflakes hanging all around.

Goals: Developing fine, motor skills of cutting and folding; learning science concepts and vocabulary about snowflakes; practicing following directions.

Extensions: Have children paint or dobber colorful snowflakes!

Ice Cream in a Bag:

Prep: collect all ingredients in the recipe and materials needed.