A.M.A. Family Daycare - Company Message
 
 
Daily Schedule
 
 
Although the daily schedule helps us organize the day, we don’t want to limit our ability to be spontaneous and flexible. On some days more then others, if weather permits we’ll stay outdoors for most of the day as well as the days when we go on trips. One day a month we may have a movie day (I choose the movie) after their afternoon snack or a pizza day. Please be advised that this schedule was developed to accommodate children of various age groups. Babies have their own internal schedules which require on demand feeding, changing and napping to which we must adapt, until they adapt to our schedule.
(A much detailed schedule is provided at interview date)  
 
 
Time
 Activity
8:00am
ARRIVAL/ FREE PLAY
Children arrive at staggered times, in
which they can choose any activity to
engage in until it is time to clean up for
breakfast.
8:30am
BREAKFAST
Family style breakfast. following
breakfast, infants are fed, changed and
put down to nap (infants nap at their own
schedule) children will wash up. Those
that are done will engage in free play.
9:15am
MORNING ACTIVITY
Toddler and preschool children select an
activity of their choice or join a noisy
activity such as finger painting, puppet
shows etc. As babies wake, they will be
brought into group activity. children help
clean up after playtime and wash up.
10:00am
MORNING SNACK
Children have a nutritious snack together
and wash up follows
10:30am
INDOOR or OUTDOOR ACTIVITY
If weather permits, then children will get
ready to go outside to playground with
appropriate attire. Toilets are used, hands
are washed and diapers are changed
before leaving. Indoor activity will be
done in a classroom environment such as
arts & crafts, learning development for
appropriate ages etc. Wash up follows.
11:30am
FREE PLAY
Children can choose any activity to engage
in . Perhaps a planned activity such as
playing with clay dough or board games.
12:00pm
LUNCH
Family style lunch. Following lunch babies
are fed and changed; all children help clean up and wash up.
12:45pm
STORYTIME/ CIRCLE TIME
Children will sit in a circle and listen to a
story,they will be allowed to ask questions and view pictures. Books will go
according to appropriate age in group.
1:00pm - 3:00pm
NAP and QUIET TIME
Everyone except perhaps a baby that just woke up; has a rest period. Preschoolers
who cant sleep will rest quietly on mats
looking at a book. It is reasonable to
expect children to rest and/or play on
mats quietly for 30 minutes before they
are allowed to get up and begin an
activity. As children get up , diapers are
changed,hands are washed and mats are
put away.
3:15pm
LIGHT SUPPER
Family style light supper (such as a hearty
soup etc.) following supper, babies are fed and diapers are changed. Clean up and
wash up follows.
3:45pm
AFTERNOON ACTIVITY TIME or
OUTDOOR ACTIVITY
Active play for all children. special
project may be planned. All activities will be done in classroom environment. Wash up
follows. After school children arrive, 
hands are washed and snacks are given.
Wash up follows.
4:45pm
MUSIC and MOVEMENT
Group singing and dancing time. Music will be appropriate for all ages in group (non-
disruptive play for those who do not wish
to participate in group).
After school children start homework and when needed, help is provided. HW is
always checked once finished.
5:30pm
AFTERNOON SNACK
Children have a nutritious snack together
and wash up follows
6:00pm
FREE PLAY
Children can engage in any activity of
choice.
6:45pm
QUIET TIME
Children will engage in quiet play such as
coloring or drawing.
7:00pm
PICK UP
Children get picked up at staggered times.
Parent info is made ready. Children remain
in quiet play until parents arrive. Before
leaving, diapers are changed and hands
are washed. Events of the day and plans for the next may be discussed with parents
and children.