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Carmel Child Development Ctr

8460 Carmel Valley Rd
Carmel, CA 93923-9538

Phone:
(831) 624-8047

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The Carmel Child Development Center (CCDC) strives to provide a safe and
nurturing environment while offering a developmentally appropriate program
designed to develop each childâ¿¿s self-esteem, sense of competence and positive
feeling toward learning.
The childrenâ¿¿s time is spent choosing and participating in activities that promote
social-emotional, language, cognitive, physical and creative development. The
Child Development Center believes children are active learners who learn best
from activities that are concrete, real and relevant to their lives.
Our program is based on the premise that children learn about the world through
their social interactions. Children are encouraged to make their own decisions
when faced with problems and to accept the consequences of their decisions
whenever possible. Staff will offer suggestions as needed to assist children with
the development of problem-solving skills.
Children flourish in an atmosphere that encourages freedom within boundaries.
Limits provide the child with security when they are defined, understood and
consistently enforced. We believe multi-cultural and anti-bias curriculum
experiences enrich the lives of all children by encouraging acceptance and
appreciation of our similarities and differences.
CCDC staff members work in partnership with colleagues and parents,
communicating regularly to ensure successful fulfillment of program and
individual goals and to meet each childâ¿¿s individual needs while providing
consistency to all children. We value parent participation, realizing both their
involvement and evaluation are essential to a quality program.

A Typical Day

The Daily Schedule in Room 3(Two)
7:00 â¿¿ 8:15 Arrival and all children combined in Room 2
8:15 â¿¿ 8:30 Rooms 1, 2, & 3 combined on the younger wing
8:30 â¿¿ 9:30 Room 3 only inside, Choice activities
9:30 â¿¿ 9:45 Wash hands, Snack Time
9:45 â¿¿ 10:30 Circle Time and Teacher-directed activity
10:30 â¿¿ 10:45 Inside Choice Activity Time
10:45 â¿¿ 11:30 Outside Time in the two-year-old play area (sand play, water
play, climbing, etc.).
11:30 â¿¿ 12:00 Lunchtime
12:00 â¿¿ 12:20 Story Time inside (Half-day program ends)
12:20- 12:50 Outside play
12:50 â¿¿ 3:00 Naptime
3:00- 3:45 Inside Choice Activities & Stories in Room 2
3:45 â¿¿ 4:00 Snack outside with Room 2
4:00 â¿¿ 5:00 Outside play with Rooms 1, 2, & 3
5:00 â¿¿ 6:00 All age children combine on Younger Wing
6:00 Closing

The Daily Schedule in Room 2(Three)
7:00 â¿¿ 8:00 All children combined in Room 2
8:00 â¿¿ 8:30 Rooms 1, 2, & 3 combined in Room 2
8:30 â¿¿ 9:30 Room 2 only- Inside, Choice Activities & open centers
9:15 - 9:30 Bathroom/ Wash hands
9:30 â¿¿ 9:45 Morning Snack
9:45 â¿¿ 10:45 Outside Exploration
10:45 â¿¿ 11:45 Small Group Activities/ Circle
Teacher organized activity/ Open centers
11:30 - 11:45 Bathroom/ Wash hands
11:45 â¿¿ 12:15 Lunchtime
12:15 â¿¿ 1:00 Outside Exploration
1:00 â¿¿ 3:00 Quite Time/ Rest time
3:00 â¿¿ 3:30 Inside Choice Activities in Room 2
3:30 â¿¿ 4:00 Afternoon Snack
4:00 â¿¿ 5:00 Outside Choice Activities with Rooms 1, 2, & 3
5:00 â¿¿ 6:00 All children combine on Younger Wing
6:00 Closing

The Daily Schedule in Room 1(Three)
7:00 â¿¿ 8:15 Arrival and all children combined in Room 4
8:15 â¿¿ 9:30 Rooms 1, 2, & 3 combined on younger wing
9:30 â¿¿ 9:45 Snack Time
9:45 â¿¿ 10:15 Small Group Time/Planning Time in Room 1
10:15 â¿¿ 11:00 Work Time in Room 1
11:00 â¿¿ 11:15 Clean-up
11:15 â¿¿ 11:30 Small Group/Recall Time
11:30 â¿¿ 12:05 Outside Play Time
12:05 â¿¿ 12:10 Clean-up/Toileting/Hand washing
12:10 â¿¿ 12:30 Lunchtime
12:30 Morning Program ends
12:10 â¿¿ 1:00 Outside Play Time
1:00 â¿¿ 3:00 Quiet Time/Naptime
3:00 â¿¿ 4:15 Snack Time and Inside Choices
4:15 â¿¿ 4:55 Outside Play Time
4:55 Older children combine on younger wing
4:55 â¿¿ 5:20 Outside Activities
5:20 â¿¿ 5:30 Clean-up Yard
5:30 â¿¿ 6:00 Story Time/Inside Play in Room 2
6:00 Closing

The Daily Schedule in Room 4 & 5 and 6(Four to Five)
7:00 â¿¿ 8:30 Arrival â¿¿ all children combined in Room 2
7:30 â¿¿ 8:30 Rooms 4,6 & 7 combined in Room 4, Free choice
8:30 â¿¿ 9:20 Small Group Time
9:45 â¿¿ 10:00 Snack Time
10:00 â¿¿ 10:45 Work Time
10:45 â¿¿ 10:50 Clean-up
10:50 â¿¿ 11:00 Recall
11:00 â¿¿ 11:50 Outside Activities
11:50 â¿¿ 12:00 Toileting/ Hand washing
12:00 â¿¿ 12:30 Lunch
12:30 Morning Program ends
12:30 â¿¿ 1:00 Outside Exploration
1:00 - 3:00 Rest Time
3:00 â¿¿ 3:10 Toileting/ Hand washing
3:10 â¿¿ 3:25 Afternoon Snack
3:25 â¿¿ 5:00 Outside Exploration (weather permitting)
5:00 â¿¿ 6:00 Older children combined on Younger Childrenâ¿¿s Wing
6:00 Closing