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Early Childhood Learning Center

Schedule - Ages 4-5 (Blue Room)

Children Ages 4 and 5

7:30 ECLC Opens
Community time for Yellow and Blue rooms
8:00 Yellow Room friends go to their classroom
Center Time - Manipulatives, Writing Center, Blocks, Reading Corner, Science, Math and dramatic play
8:45 Morning 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
Lead Teacher 1's break
9:30-
10:00
Outside time - Active physical play and planned motor activities
10:00 Circle 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
1:00 Come inside for rest time - Lead Teacher 2 takes over for the afternoon
1:00-
1:30
Lead Teacher 1's planning time
1:30 Lead Teacher 1 goes home for the day

 

11:00-
11:30
Center time - Individual and small group activities which includes art, math, language, cooking and science activities
11:30-
12:00
Lead Teacher 2's planning time
12:15-
1:00
Rest time children are to rest, or quiet time activity
2:15-
2:30
Lead Teacher 2's break
2:30 Lights 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
5:30 Teacher Lead Teacher 2 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.

 

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