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On a daily basis our day begins around 8 a.m. Some children arrive before then but we have choice time till most show up. Breakfast is between 8 and 8:30. No electronics are used till after 9 a.m. Fridays are an electronic free day which means to electronics are brought from home to share. It is understood that when children bring things from home they are to share and take turns. We work on projects of interest around 9:30 and if it is not completed we set it aside and continue later in the day. We have recess at 10:00 for about 45 minutes. I let the children help prepare lunch and then one of them helps serve with me. It is a highlight for them to see who gets to help me!! After lunch we read for 20 minutes. I have the older children pick out age appropriate books and the little ones either look at board/picture books or I read to them. Nap time is at 1:15 till about 3. Those that do not nap play board games or work on their projects that they may not have finished in the morning. After nap time we have snack and it is offered till 4:15 at which time food is put away and we have another recess. While we are outside the children make up their own games, play games that they remember from school, ride bikes (or practice to learn how to ride a bike) and scooters, play ball, play in the sand and water during the summer or go sliding and play in the snow during the winter, play 'house' or help me in the garden. It would be hard for me to list all the things the children and I do during the day!! Pick up time usually starts around 4:45. Another highlight that the children look forward to is that on Fridays we have movie time. They take turns either bringing an age appropriate movie from home or choosing one of mine. We turn the living room into a movie theater with seats in rows, making movie tickets and making popcorn as a snack. I encourage new families to come visit as many times as it takes for them to see what my day care is all about!
Free play while children arrive 8am breakfast and clean up 9am crafts/coloring etc 10am outside play 11:15am cleanup get ready for lunch 11:30am lunch 12:15pm story time 12:30 nap/rest time 2:30 free play 3:00 educational games/learning 4:00 outside play
Program- my mission is to provide a safe, fun, loving environment where families can send there children and also be able to afford. Offering care for infants, toddler and school age. Full/ part time, before school and after school care as well. Snack and lunch- parents will send there children with a packed lunch daily that will be put in my fridge. I will provide 2 snacks. I am a strong believer in healthy food and love to cook and prep food. Children will be included in prepping and preparing healthy foods age appropriate activity.
All-4-One is a licensed center that operates before school, afterschool and during the summer. We also operate on certain days when school is not in session due to teacher in service, early release or non-major holidays. We have several options of afterschool learning environment. Kids club is a daily social peer play environment for a variety of ages and stages of youth. 21st Clubs is a daily enrichment/academic based environment where kids can sign up for a 6 to 10 week specific club based on certain skill levels. Homework Cafe is another option for students that need extra help with completing daily homework or are referred by teachers to help in certain academic areas to improve skills and lessons. We offer a full breakfast, a hot supper on all days we are in operation. When we are open full days we offer a full breakfast, a lunch and an afternoon snack. Busing to and from Elm Hill and Union Street are also included in the weekly fee. We accept state subsidy and have a sliding fee scale for all participates based on hours used or free/reduced price participants.
As a caregiver I will provide a daily routine which includes free play, structured play, role playing, manipulative play such as puzzles, playdough, crafts, blocks, art projects,and occasional field trips. We also have morning circle whici is primarily for early learning 3 year olds, but 2 year olds are invited to join us. . This time is filled with fun of learning a letter, number or color, while sprinkling in the season, a holiday, birthdays, special. We also learn rhymes, songs, motion play and imagination games together. We will have outdoor play 2 times a day if enrolled past 3:00pm if weather is permitting. This will include feeding the chickens and ducks, as well as motor skill activities that include social interaction. On rainy or very cold days I do use a child appropriate show/movie after some indoor activities. My program will promote social skills, self awareness concepts, early language opportunities, motor skills, physical activities.
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