It is our philosophy here at The Academy, that children are constantly learning as they experience their world. It is our job to make sure that their environment is an enriching one, encouraging independent learning and providing for intrinsic motivation. Providing this type of environment naturally fosters a childâ€™s self-esteem and that is our ultimate goal, for it is the children that believe they can, that do
SCHEDULE OF DAILY ACTIVITIES
7:00am - School is opened and children are allowed a quiet plal'time together.
8:3Oam - Children are directed to their classrooms
9: lOam - Group time: The children are welcomed to class. Teacher takes role goes over the
calendar, and introduces any new works or activities,
9:20am - Work time begins. Children are free to choose any activity that they would like to
work with. If needed, a teacher will give a lesson on a work that a child is using (seizing a
teachable moment). Each child may work with any activity as long as they like, they may
choose to observe another's work quietly, or choose a book in the reading area. Children are
only asked to respect the space of their classmates, wait their turn for a work, and try to
remember to retum their work to a shelf. The works on the shelves reflect the areas of learning
that we teach; math, language, sensorial, fine motor skill development, practical life, and life
science. During work time, an emphasis is placed on the fact that this is their classroom ro
encourage care for their environment. Snack time is served during morning work time. Each
child is welcome to take a break from lessons to enjoy a nutritious snack and drink. Hand
washing is always encouraged before food consumption.
10:50am - Clean up and hand washing.
11:00am - Outside playtime. The children are led outside to play on the playground. This is a
perfect setting for social growth and the children to work on their own social skills interacting
with each other. During this time, snack is continued to be made available for the children. On
occasion, the staff will lead an outside group activity as well.
1 1:45am - Clean up. Children put away the outside play toys and brush off their shoes. If the
child is going to be napping with us, they will also take their shoes off and place them in the shoe
cubby. Hand washing.
12:00pm - Lunch time. The children join together for a "family style" lunch. Each child will be
welcomed to get their lunch and choose a place to sit. Their packed lunches will be set out on
plates and teachers will help with any items that need opening or may need warming up in the
micro-wave. If they do not have a drink, one will be provided for them. This is a wonderful
time for additional social leaming to occur. As each child finishes their meal, their leftovers will
be repacked and put away and they will bring their place settings to the kitchen.
12:30-1pm -Afternoon play time.
l:15-2:30 Quiet rest time. Those children that bring a blanket to lie down during this time will be
given a rest mat. Those who would rather stay up are given a quiet activiw to do
during this time. Before resting, all children are encouraged to use the rest room and wash their
2:30-3:15pm - Afternoon work time and a second snack is available for the children.
3:30pm - Official school time is over and after school program begins. Children clean-up from
their second work time and are brought outside to play. Pick-up time for those children who are
not staying for the additional hours.
5:3Opm - Last pick-up time.
The normal schedule may change according to the weather. A rainy day, or an afternoon that is
simply too hot, means that an inside gross motor skill activity time is in order. For these days,
our staff has a variety of fun, social activities to choose from. During the summer here in Paso
Robles, it gets too hot to play outside after 10:30am. During the summer season, work time and
outside time will be switched to ensure that the children get their outside playtime in.