Morning program: 7:30 – 11:30AM
|7:30AM – 8:30AM||Arrival, free play, and social time|
|8:30AM – 9:15AM||Small group invitations|
|9:15AM – 9:45AM||Morgenkreis/Circle Time|
|9:45AM – 10:00AM||Snack time|
|10:00AM – 11:15AM||Outside play|
|11:30AM||Pick-up for morning students|
Our morning program includes structured activities to introduce social-emotional concepts and skills, and time for free play when students practice those skills. Teachers also offer a variety of invitations to provoke exploration of many areas, such as art, math, music, science, and movement.
Lunch and nap/quiet time: 11:30AM – 1:30PM
|11:30AM – 12:00PM||Lunch time|
|12:00PM – 12:30PM||Personal hygiene, nap time prep, quiet activities|
|12:30PM – 1:30PM||Nap time/rest, reading books|
Children are encouraged to nap or rest for a 30-minute period. Quiet activities are offered to those who don’t need naps anymore. Sleeping children are gently woken up by 2:00PM.
Afternoon program: 1:30PM – 4:30PM
|1:30PM – 2:30PM||Transition to freeplay time and afternoon invitations|
|2:30PM – 3:00PM||Abschiedskreis/Circle Time|
|3:00PM – 3:30PM||Snack time|
|3:30PM – 4:15PM||Outside time|
The afternoon program at Kinderstube allows for more child-initiated, cognitive, and manipulative activities that develop children’s creativity and problem-solving skills, such as playing at the sensory table, solving puzzles, one-on-one playtime with teachers, creative play with classmates, group sing-alongs, outdoor recreation, and more. Our circle time focus is often on music, rhythm, and movement.