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A Typically Productive, Enriching, and Fun-Filled Day in a Daycroft Preschool Classroom

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  • 7:30 am Children may arrive for before-school care. Play, crafts, and stories.
  • 8:45 am School begins. Children choose works from the teacher-prepared shelves.
  • 9:00 am First Circle. Children gather for a presentation of new works to be added to the shelves.
  • 9:20 am Free Choice / Work Time. As children continue to choose works, teachers work with individual children and small groups.
  • Specials Individual classes have their specials (music, art, and gym) during morning work time.
  • 10:30 am Second Circle. Children join in song, learn finger plays, talk about the calendar and weather charts, and listen to a story.
  • 10:45 am Outside for morning recess, weather permitting. The multi-purpose room hosts recess when the weather doesn’t cooperate.
  • 11:15 am Dismissal time for AM-only students. Full-day students prepare for lunch.
  • 11:30 am Children dig into their yummy lunches – either packed from home or preordered from school.
  • 12:20 pm Rest time begins.
  • 1:30 pm Children return to their classrooms and have a half-hour to choose works for the afternoon.
  • 2:00 pm Afternoon Circle. Children learn the current theme – for example, planets, animals, or plants. A project may also be introduced.
  • 2:15 pm Children proceed to work on their own or in small groups.
  • 3:00 pm Outside – or to the multi-purpose room, depending on weather – for afternoon recess.
  • 3:15 pm Dismissal time for full-day students.
  • 3:30 pm Children needing after-school care may stay until 6:00 pm.

Learn more about preschool at Daycroft Montessori School:
Daycroft's Preschool Curriculum
Parents: Enjoy Flexible Scheduling for Your Preschool Children at Daycroft

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