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Greater Quincy Child Care Center

859 Willard Street
Quincy, MA 02169

Phone:
(617) 773-8386

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We believe that children learn through play. In the Busy Bear Room, our main focus is on the social and emotional areas of development. Once a child develops a positive image and can socialize with others, their energy can then be focused on other areas of development. A major portion of your child's day is devoted to free play interspersed with activities related to our theme and designed to promote growth and learning. We allow for child-initiated activities to develop problem solving, independence and positive self-awareness. We
do also provide group circle times and "process' art throughout the day. Our curriculum is based on a weekly theme and is supported throughout the day through books, games, and music.
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"General Infant Scheduling :
7:30 - 8:30
Arrival. Breakfast, Bottles Information and messages are exchanged between parents and caregivers at this time.

8:30 - 9:00
Diapering Diapers are checked at least every two hours and changed as needed.

9:00 - 9:30
Rug Play, Gross Motor, Nurturing One-on-One

9:30 - 10:30

First Nap Time Babies nap at a time that is consistent with their needs or schedules, based on the parent's information. Nap time and the duration are unique to each baby.

10:30 - 11:00 Diapering

11:00 - 11:30 Art Activities, Music, Small Motor, Outside Play

11:45 - 12:00 Circle Time

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Time/Bottles

1:00 - 1:30 Diapering

1:30 - 2:00 Stories, Rug Play, Nurturing One-on-One

2:00 - 3:00 Second Nap Time

3:00 - 3:30 Diapering

3:30 - 4:15
Rug Play, Gross Motor, Nurturing One-on-One, Outside Play

4:15 - 5:00 Snacks, Bottles, Dinner

5:00 - 5:30 Diapering, Departure


Toddlers Scheduling :

7:30 - 8:00 Arrival. Early Morning Snack

8:00 -9:00 Push and Pull Toys

8:00 - 9:15 Diapers**

9:15 - 9:30 Morning Circle time

9:30 - 9:45 Morning Snack

9:45 - 10:00 Clean-Up

10:00 - 11:00 Outside Play (weather permitting)

11:00 - 11:45 Art/Diapers**

11:45 - 11:50 Clean-Up

11:50 - 12:00 Circle time (Story and Music)

12:00 - 12:30 Lunch/Brush Teeth

12:30 - 3:00 Nap time

3:00 -3:15 Diapers**

3:15 -3:30
Afternoon Snack

3:30 - 3:45 Clean-Up

3:45 - 4:30 Outside Play (weather permitting)

4:30 - 4:45 Diapers** & Sensory table

4:45 - 5:15 Open ended art activity

5:15 - 6:00 Free Choice*/Departures


Ladybugs Daily Schedule

7:30 - 8:45 Welcome/Free Play

8:45 - 9:15 Diaper/Bathroom/Toothbrushing

9:15 - 9:30 Clean Up/Story Time

9:30 - 10:00 Breakfast Time

10:00 - 11:00 Outdoors/Rumpus Room

11:00 - 11:45 Art Activity/Diapering

11:45 - 12:00 Clean Up/Story Time

12:00 - 12:45 Lunch/Toileting

12:45 - 3:00 Rest Time

3:00 - 3:25 Wake Up/Diapering/Fine Motor Activity

3:25 - 3:50 Outdoors

3:50 - 4:15 Snack Time

4:15 - 4:30 Snack Time

4:30 - 5:00 Fine Motor/Art Activity

5:00 - 5:20 Free Play/Clean Up

5:20 - 6:00 Rumpus Room/Good Byes



Fireflies Daily Schedule

7:30 Arrival. Combine with Ladybugs

8:00 Fireflies free play

8:30 Art Activity

9:00 Diaper change/Potty time

9:15 Clean up and Circle time

10:00 Playground/Rumpus room (weather dependant)

11:00 Diapers and Toothbrushing

11:15 Free play and Fine motor

11:45 Clean up and Story time

12:00 Wash hands and Lunch

12:30 Clean up lunch/Potty time

12:45 Quiet time/Rest time

3:00 Wake up, cots away, wash hands, snack

3:30 Diapers/Potty time

3:45 Outside Play

4:30 Wash hands/Activity

5:00 Fireflies/Ladybugs combine

5:20 Quiet activities/Goodbyes

6:00 Center closed


Busy Bear Daily Schedule

7:30 - 9:00 Arrival. Free play

9:00 - 9:15 Clean up

9:15 - 9:50 Outdoor/Gross motor

9:50 - 10:05 Story

10:05 - 10:10 Wash hands

10:10 - 10:30 Snack

10:30 - 10:45 Circle time

10:45 - 11:40 Free play, creative arts

11:40 - 11:50 Clean up

11:50 - 12:00 Story

12:00 - 12:30 Lunch

12:30 - 12:45 Bathroom/Settle down

12:45 - 3:00 Rest/Quiet time

3:00 - 3:30 Bathroom/Brush teeth

3:30 - 4:00 Free play

4:00 - 4:10 Story

4:10 - 4:30 Snack

4:30 - 5:15 Outdoor/Gross Motor

5:15 - 6:00 Departures/Free play



Chipmunk Daily Schedule

7:30 - 9:15 Welcome and arrival. Free play (snack offered)

9:15 - 9:30 Wash hands, breakfast

9:30 - 9:45 Circle time

9:45 - 10:45 Daily Activity, free play

10:45 - 11:00 Clean-up

11:00 - 11:45 Outside play or Rumpus Room

11:45 - 12:00 Wash hands, story

12:00 - 12:30 Lunch

12:30 - 12:45 Brush teeth, settle in for rest time

12:45 - 2:30 Rest

2:30 - 3:00 Wake up, quiet activities

3:00 - 3:45 Outside play or Rumpus Room

3:45 - 4:00 Wash hands, free play, planned activity

4:00 - 4:15 Wash hands, P.M. snack

4:15 - 4:30 Circle time

4:30 - 5:35 Free play

5:35 - 5:45 Clean up

5:45 - 6:00 Departure, Center closes @ 6:00











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Excerpted from the preschool's website