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Sunny Side Up Early Care Lrnng

76 Maple Ave
North Haven, CT 06473-2604

(203) 239-7395


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Early Care Learning Center is a child centered facility, where exposure to natural environments promotes independence while strengthening physical, social, emotional, academic, and aesthetic abilities of children, staff and parents.

Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Daily Schedule
7:30-9:00 Arrival / Discovert play- Greet families and children individually,store belonings,select a play center.
9:00-9:30 Morning Meeting-Gather all children from each classroom for story, songs, discusion of choices for morning,daily overview.
Free play-Guide children in selecting interest areas (manipulatives,gross/fine motor activities,conversation,large and small group activities)
Clean up
Bathroom/Wash Hands
Circle Time-Lead children in singing songs,story,discussing weather,reviewing the calendar,letters,numbers,etc.
Curriculum-Art,science,math,writing,language,etc. Build on childrens skills,observe and interact with children to extend learning.
11:15-11:30-Classroom clean up- Help and facilitate children in putting away materials from choice centers.
11:30-12:15-Lunch-Help children to prepare tables. Encourage conversation about meals/meal time. Guide children in cleaing up after lunch,washing hands and face.
12:15-1:00- nOutdoor play-(Weather permitting)Supervise and interact with children. Encourage discussion about weather,narure,etc.
Rest time preparation -Help children in setting out cots,puttings on sheets and blankets.
1:00-3:00-Rest time-Help the children to relax,rubbing backs,promoting a quiet soothing environment for sleep.
3:00-3:30-Rest time cleanup- Help the children clean up sheets and blankets from cots,putting belongings away.
Bathroom/wash up
Story/Discussion-Reflect on the days events and activities.
3:30-5:30-Free play-Set out choices for children (computer manipulatives,library,games,etc)
Outdoor play(weather permitting) -Supervise and interact with children.
Departure -Help children in gathering belondings that need to go home,greet families."
Excerpted from the preschool's website