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
4:30PM ​Pick-up

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.