Early Childhood Learning Center

Schedule - Ages 4-5 (Blue Room)

Director: Janie Charlton
Lead Teacher: Caroline Browne
Afternoon Teacher: Stephanie Bryant
Children Ages 4 and 5

Caroline's hours: 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

7:30ECLC Opens
Community time for Yellow and Blue rooms
8:00Yellow Room friends go to their classroom
Center Time - Manipulatives, Writing Center, Blocks, Reading Corner, Science, Math and dramatic play
8:45Morning meeting - Songs, sharing "news", calendar, plans for the day
9:00-
9:30 
Family style breakfast (children must arrive prior to 9:00 or after 9:30)
9:30-
9:45
Caroline's break (Michelle cover)
9:30-
10:00
Outside time - Active physical play and planned motor activities
10:00Circle time - Songs, stories, large group
10:20-
11:20
Center time - Individual and small group activities which includes art, math, language, cooking, and science activities
11:30-
12:00
Family style lunch
12:00-
1:00
Outside time
1:00Come inside for rest time - Teacher Stephanie takes over for the afternoon
1:00-
1:30
Caroline's planning time
1:30Caroline goes home for the day

 

Stefanie's hours: 11 AM - 5:30 PM

11:00-
11:30
Center time - Individual and small group activities which includes art, math, language, cooking and science activities
11:30-
12:00
Stephanie's planning time
12:15-
1:00
Rest time children are to rest, or quiet time activity
2:15-
2:30
Stefanie's break
2:30Lights on and curtains open - Resters get up and sleepers can still sleep
2:45-
3:00
Snack time
3:00-
4:00
Center time - Manipulatives, writing center, blocks, reading center
4:00-
5:15
Outside time - Active physical play and planned activities
5:15-
5:30
Inside time stories and songs
5:30Teacher Stephanie leaves for the day

 

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.