Activities

Family Tree Child Care Center staff will plan activities and provide children with a variety of experiences.

  • Language development: Books, writing materials, music, stories and games, finger plays, poems and flannel board stories
  • Large muscle skills: Balls, hoops, bubbles, running, jumping, dancing and outdoor play
  • Small muscle skills: Puzzles, art and craft activities, manipulative toys and blocks
  • Creative expression: Dramatic play props, puppets, musical instruments and movement activities
  • Self-help skills: Cleaning up after ourselves, helping with mealtime preparation, daily responsibilities, and dressing ourselves

Learning through play is the major component of our program. Enough time, materials and space will be provided for children to actively explore the world around them. Children will have an opportunity to use a variety of art materials, manipulative and housekeeping equipment. Our curriculum will provide exposure to a variety of cultures through music, stories, games and art, and we will celebrate how we are all the same as well as how we are all different from one another.

There will not be a religious component to our program, such as mealtime prayers or songs, stories and displays of the religious aspects of particular holidays.

School age children will have a quiet place to study or relax, access to appropriate materials and activities, and will have ample time for large motor activities and will be encouraged to participate in food preparation.

Preschool age children will have opportunities to play and explore their surroundings. They will be given many learning experiences in a variety of developmental areas that are age appropriate. Daily activities will include math, science, large and small motor activities, art and literacy.

The activities focus on a weekly theme based on the interests of the children and lesson plans are available for parents to review.

RAINFOREST ROOM

Age 3 years- 13 years old

*Children are not required to be involved in all aspects of the daily schedule. It is just a map to help guide their way for daily activities

OPEN-7:00am Wake Up/ Free Play

7:00am-7:15am Clean Up and disperse to rooms

7:15am-7:30am Bathroom Break/ Diaper Changes – Wash Hands

7:30am-8:00am Breakfast Time

8:00am-8:20am Table Toys

8:20am-8:35am Group Meeting

8:35am-9:45am Center Time

9:45am-10:15am Outside Time

10:15am-10:30am Snack

10:30am-10:45am Story Time

10:45am-11:00am Small Group

11:00am-11:15am Writing

11:15am-11:30am Music and Movement

11:30am-11:45am Lunch

11:45am-2:20pm Nap/ Quiet Activities/ Table Toys

2:20pm-2:30pm Bathroom Break/ Diaper Changes – Wash Hands

2:30pm-2:45pm Snack Time

2:45pm-3:30pm Centers

3:30pm-4:30pm Outside Time

4:30pm -5:00pm PM Art Activities

5:00pm-5:15pm Clean-up/ Wash Hands

5:15pm -5:45pm Dinner Time

5:45pm-6:00pm Bathroom Break/ Diaper Changes – Wash Hands/ Free Play

 

Children will wash their hands before and after meals, and after being outside.