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Hilltop Child Development Center

1605 Irving Hill Road
Lawrence, KS 66045

Phone:
(785) 864-4940

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"To provide a safe and healthy environment for children.
To provide a positive, emotionally secure learning environment for children.
To provide a high quality developmentally appropriate program for young children.
To provide a daily curriculum that encourages and supports active and involved children who explore, experiment, observe, talk, absorb, relate, and process a wide variety of developmentally appropriate materials and activities.
To strive to hire and train well qualified dedicated teachers who understand and care about the needs of young children.
To encourage family involvement in the program in as many ways as possible.
To systematically assess all aspects of the program so that we can effectively meet our goals for children, families and staff.
To base our program on the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Toddler:
7:15 – 8:30 Arrival and Free Choice Areas
? see lesson plans
8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast and Clean-Up
9:00 – 10:00 Free Choice Areas
? see lesson plans
10:00 – 10:40 Outside Time or Indoor Large Motor
10:40 – 10:45 Juice/Water Break
10:45 – 11:15 Art/Sensory Activity
11:15 -11:30 Circle Time and Wash Hands
11:30 – 12:00 Lunch
11:45 – 12:30 Complete Diapering Rotation,
Prepare for Nap
12:00 Lights out for Nap
2:45 – 3:30 Waking Up, Quiet Activities,
Complete Diapering Rotation
3:15 – 3:30 Snack (start time depending on naps)
3:45 ish Afternoon Circle Time
(if there is time)
4:00 – 4:45 Outside Time or Indoor Large Motor
4:45 – 4:50 Juice/Water Break
4:50 – 5:30 Free Choice Areas ? see lesson
plans; Late Day Diapering
5:30 – 5:45 Children who are still here transfer to
the Butterfly Room, the gathering
room for the toddler wing
Younger Preschool Room
Sample Daily Schedule
7:15 – 7:30 Arrival
7:30 – 8:15 Free Choice Areas
8:15 – 8:25 Clean Up Time
8:25 – 8:30 Wash Hands for Breakfast/Bathroom
8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 Bathroom & Toy Time
9:15 – 9:30 Circle Time (Calendar, Weather, Helpers,
Songs)
9:30 – 10:25 Morning Centers
10:25 – 10:30 Clean Up Time
10:30 – 11:15 Outside Play Time
11:15 – 11:30 Circle Time (Friendship Circle & Story
Time), Wash Hands for Lunch
11:30 – 11:50 Lunch
11:50 – 12:30 Clean Up from Lunch/Bathroom/Look
at Books Quietly
12:30 – 2:15 Rest Time
2:15 – 2:35 Bathroom
2:30 – 2:55 Brushing Teeth/Table/Bucket Toy Time
2:55 – 3:00 Clean Up Time
3:00 – 3:15 Circle Time (Happy Grams)/Wash
Hands for Snack
3:15 – 3:40 Snack Time
3:40- 3:45 Bathroom
3:45 – 4:30 Outside Play Time
4:30 – 5:30 Afternoon Centers
5:30 – 5:45 Learn in Sunflower Room
Older Preschool Room
Sample Daily Schedule
7:15 – 8:30 Arrival, Children's Choice
8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 Quiet Reading
9:15 – 10:00 Outside Play, Exercise
10:00 – 10:30 Morning Circle
10:30 – 11:30 Discovery Areas
11:30 – 12:15 Lunch, Clean-up
12:15 – 12:45 Toothbrushing, Restroom,
Quiet Reading
12:45 – 2:30 Rest Time, Quiet Activities
2:30 – 2:45 Transition to Outside
2:45 – 3:30 Outside Play, Exercise
3:30 – 4:00 Snack
4:00 – 4:30 Afternoon Circle
4:30 – 5:30 Discovery Areas, Children's Choice"
Excerpted from the preschool's website