Director: Janie Charlton
Lead Teacher: Caroline Browne
Afternoon Teacher: Kelly Kilts
Children Ages 4 and 5
|7:30||ECLC is Open|
|7:30 - 8:10||Community Time. ALL children arriving come to Blue Room: individual greetings, multi-age grouping with free-choice activities in centers|
|8:10||Red and Yellow Room children leave with their teachers, Blue Room children continue activities in centers|
|8:10-8:30||Choice Time Continue child- choice activites in intrest centers.|
|8:30 - 8:50||Circle Time, or "Morning Meeting" Songs, greetings, "news", calendar, class jobs, talking about our activity choices, planning|
|8:50 - 9:00||Transition to breakfast, toileting, and hand-washing|
|9:00 - 9:30||Breakfast|
|9:30 - 10:20||Activity & 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.|
|10:30 - 11:25||Outside Time|
|11:00 - 11:30||Teacher Colleen on Lunch Break|
|11:20||Cleanup play yard|
|11:30 - 12:00||Lunch. 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|
|12:00-1:00||Outside Time (or inside activities, depending on weather conditions)|
|1:15 - 2:30||Rest time in Blue Room|
|2:00 - 2:30||Colleen - Planning and prep time.|
|2:30 - Colleen goes home||Outside|
|2:15 - 2:45||Small Group Activities|
|2:30 - 2:45||Donna's Break|
|2:45 - 3:00||Snack Time|
|3:00 - 5:00||Indoor/Outdoor Choices, Snack continues until 4:00|
|5:00 - 5:15||Clean-up, stories, ready for pick-up|
|5:30||ECLC 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.
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.