Abstract Gradient

Inspired by the RIE Educaring / Pikler approaches, Hatchlings welcome endless love and attention, and spend their time discovering the world around them. They are nurtured and their specific and varied needs are understood and affectionately addressed.  They will naturally be introduced to sharing and collaboration—skills that are necessary to acquire as they show an interest in emergent relationships and play experiences with friends. Happenings may consist of reading, exploring materials, playing independently or with friends, or exploring outdoors, and will be appropriately blended into their daily routine.

Our Morning Rhythm

ARRIVAL

7:30 - 9:45 AM

Good Morning!

Wash Hands

Child Originated Play & Work

Due to licensing regulations and  insurance coverage, children are not allowed to arrive prior to 7:30 am.

BREAKFAST

8:15 AM

Healthy Nutrition

Self Serve

Optional Light Meal

Due to staggered arrival times and many children eating breakfast prior to arrival, we offer an optional light breakfast between 9:00 and 9:15 am. 

MIND & BODY CONNECTION

8:45 AM

Music

Movement

Outdoor play, work, observations, and discovery.

When air quality or temperature prevents outdoor play, indoor exercise & activities will be substituted.

MORNING

MEETING

9:45 AM

Hatchlings/Nestlings:

Stations, happenings, and individualized activities that encourage and develop: problem-solving, intuitiveness, collaboration, self-direction, and invention.

Branchers/Fledglings:

Revisit understandings, discuss issues, solve problems, extend comprehension, plan the day, and dialogue about projects.

MORNING DISCOVERY

10:15 AM

Small & Large Groups:

child-initiated, teacher supported learning.

Centers:

child originated work based on current project study. 

One-on-one:

time observing, documenting/guiding children's individual goals/interests, knowledge, and skill attainment.

Our Afternoon Rhythm

LUNCH

12:00 PM

Healthy Nutrition

Self Serve

Family Style

Conversations and the sense of community is developed as we eat together.

REST & RELAXATION

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Story Time

Dimmed Lights

Quiet Music/Sound

Children rest or sleep. 

Older children who have outgrown nap participate in quiet activities after 30 minutes of resting.

SNACK & STORY

3:00 PM

Healthy Nutrition

Self Serve

Family Style

Conversations and the sense of community is developed as we eat together.

MIND & BODY CONNECTION

3:30 PM

Music/Movement

Outdoor play, work, observations, & discovery.

When air quality or temperature prevents outdoor play, indoor exercise & activities will be substituted.

DEPARTURE

3:30 - 5:30 PM

Child-Originated Play & Work

Project Work Continues

Have a Great Evening!

Late departure fees will be added to the following invoice - see the current handbook for details.

Please Note: Infants eating, sleeping and daily schedule are determine by their individual needs.

Group gatherings will be available, but each child determines the sequence of their day.