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SAMPLE FLOW OF THE DAY

The Kinder Island Day begins at 9am with early care beginning at 7am, and ends at 4pm, with aftercare extending to 7pm.
A light breakfast is provided for children at 8:15 a.m. Healthy Lunch catered by Orange Grill and Afternoon snack is also available to children in aftercare.
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Infant / Young Toddler

9:00am - 10:00am
Arrival / Free play / Choice Time
10:00am - 10:15am
Circle time / songs / finger play
10:15 am
Wash hands / Diaper changing before outdoor play
10:30am - 11am
Outdoor Play
11am - 11:45am
Gross Motor Play /Activity
11:45am - 12:15pm
Wash hands / lunch
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Storytime / Rest
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Free play / Choice time

2/3s Classroom

9:00am - 9:15am
Children arrive to their classrooms to begin their day.
9:15am - 10:45am
Circle Time / Free play / Choice time
10:45am - 11:00am
Cleanup / Get ready to go outside
11:00am - 12:00pm
Outdoor Play
12:00pm
Bathroom / wash hands / lunch
12:45pm - 2:45pm
Rest
1:45pm
Quiet choice time activities open
3:00pm
Snack / Outdoor Play

4/5s Classroom

9:00am - 9:15am
Arrival
9:15am - 10:15am
Outdoor Play
10:15am
Bathroom
10:30am - 12:00pm
Circle Time / Free play / choice time
12:00pm
Bathroom /wash hands / lunch
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Outdoor play
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Rest
2:30pm - 4pm
Snack / Quiet choice time activities open

5/6s Classroom

9:00am - 9:15am
Arrival
9:15am - 11:15am
Circle Time/Choice time
11:15am - 12:00pm
Bathroom/wash hands/lunch
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Outdoor Play
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Story/Quiet Activities
1:30pm – 3:00pm
Choice Time/Small Group Activities
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Snack
3:30pm - 4pm
Large group meeting

Each classroom at Kinder Island is curated to include materials and learning experiences that engage the children’s senses, piques their curiosity, and fosters development throughout the learning domains. The classroom and its materials adapt to meet the needs of the group, as well as the unit of study, but you can expect to find the following:

During Circle Time, Children Will Learn...
  • Problem solve and negotiate with peers
  • Learn where their body is in space, and how to be a part of a group
  • Build core strength and develop gross motor skills
  • Develop a self of sense, and build self confidence
  • Self regulate
  • Develop relationships with peers and adults
  • Gain receptive and expressive language skills
  • Develop understanding of print concepts and phonological awareness
  • Utilize mathematical concepts (counting, comparison, charting, patterning, sorting, identifying shapes)
  • Engage in scientific thinking (predicting, hypothesizing, gathering data, charting)
  • Grow their understanding of Social Studies (awareness of self, cultural differences, changes over time, rules and responsibilities, civic and democratic principles)
  • Express themselves creatively (engage and respond to art and music, express thoughts and feelings through movement) 
During Dramatic Play, Children:
  • Take turns and resolve conflicts
  • Delay gratification and gain control of their impulses
  • Negotiate and problem solve with peers
  • Develop empathy for peers
  • Learn where their body is in space, and how to be a part of a group
  • Develop a sense of self, and build self confidence
  • Take risks
  • Create their own games and develop rules for the play
  • Develop relationships with peers and adults
  • Gain receptive and expressive language skills
  • Grow their understanding of Social Studies (explore family and community roles)
  • Express themselves creatively and think abstractly (represent ideas through various mediums- dressing up, giving objects meaning)
  • Explore and regulate their emotions
In the Atelier, Children:
  • Develop a sense of self, and build self confidence
  • Take risks
  • Explore emotions and their relation to art and artistic expression
  • Express themselves creatively
  • Think representationally
  • Solve problems
  • Identify colors and explore color combinations
  • Hold and manipulate materials to build fine motor skills
  • Experiment with a variety of materials and mediums
  • Explore cause and effect
  • Observe the environment to inspire creations
  • Connect to the world around them (recycling materials from home)
In the Block Area, Children:
  • Develop a sense of self, and build self confidence
  • Problem solve and negotiate with peers
  • Learn where their body is in space and how to move safely
  • Take turns and build cooperatively with others
  • Think representationally and abstractly
  • Utilize mathematical concepts (counting, comparison, charting, patterning, sorting, identifying shapes)
  • Engage in scientific thinking (predicting, hypothesizing, gathering data, experimenting)
  • Develop empathy for others
  • Grow their understanding of Social Studies (cultural differences in buildings, structures, communities)
  • Gain receptive and expressive language skills
  • Express themselves creatively
  • Observe the environment to inspire building structures
  • Develop fine and gross motor skills
  • Solve problems
  • Create their own games and develop rules for play
In the Writing and Literacy Center, Children:
  • Develop a sense of self, and build self confidence
  • Grasp writing implements and make marks with increasing skill
  • Recognize letters and sounds
  • Recognize name, names of friends, and other important words
  • Practice writing and drawing
  • Make connections between written words and illustrations
  • Develop understanding of print concepts and phonological awareness
  • Utilize Get Set for School’s Readiness & Writing Manipulatives and Language & Literacy Materials
Working with Get Set for School Math, children utilize multisensory materials and activities to:
  • Identify number names and counting sequence (number concepts)
  • Count using one-to-one correspondence
  • Compare numbers (more or less)
  • Create and understand patterns
  • Sort, count, and compare objects
  • Identify first and last
  • Identify and compare shapes (geometry)
  • Problem solve
  • Measure and represent data
  • Explore numbers and operations (addition/subtraction)
Working with Sensory Materials (classroom sensory table, as well as in our sensory gym), Children:
  • Develop a sense of self, and build self confidence
  • Problem solve and negotiate with peers
  • Learn where their body is in space, and how to be a part of a group
  • Engage in scientific thinking (predicting, hypothesizing, gathering data, experimenting)
  • Create strong neural connections to process and respond to sensory information
  • Develop receptive and expressive language skills
  • Build fine motor skills through manipulation of materials
  • Build core strength
  • Gain understanding of important sensory attributes (hot, cold, dry, wet, etc)
At the Light Table, Children:
  • Develop a sense of self, and build self confidence
  • Problem solve and negotiate with peers
  • Discover changes that happen to materials when they are illuminated
  • Engage in scientific thinking (predicting, hypothesizing, gathering data, experimenting)
  • Build fine motor skills through manipulation of materials
  • Build core strength
  • Count using one-to-one correspondence
  • Compare numbers (more or less)
  • Create and understand patterns
  • Sort, count, and compare objects
LIBRARY

Books and reference materials play a central role at Kinder Island and are incorporated in all areas of the classroom. Children can easily access a diverse selection of books. They are encouraged to read independently, as well as in small and large groups. Teachers model how to use books as references when creating in the classroom. For example, a book of buildings may be used in the block area for inspiration; or a picture book with beautiful illustrations may be used in the atelier to inspire painting.