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Lil Munchkins Childcare

13810 19 Mile Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48313

Phone:
(586) 566-7345

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our goal at Li'l Munchkins is based on a blend of educational theories that support play as children's primary means of learning about themselves and the world around them. Our teachers utilize a "themed" approach in planning a curriculum and providing an environment that encourages self-discovery, hands-on manipulation of materials and activities that are meaningful and appropriate for young children. Regard for children's development in all areas (social, intellectual, emotional and physical) is an integral part of our philosophy. Our daily program schedule incorporates many opportunities for children to acquire and build skills in these areas. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Cuddle Bugs Daily Schedule :
6:30- 8:00 Arrival, greetings, diaper changing, feeding, happy music
8:00- 8:30 Diaper changing, washing hands and faces, getting ready for breakfast
8:30- 9:00 Breakfast and nap, quiet activities and quiet music, rocking and individual conversation to build trust with caregiver and self-esteem
9:00- 10:00 Waking up from nap, diaper changing, hands and face washing, happy up beat music, feeding and individual conversation
10:00- 10:30 Outside walks, visit with other children
10:30- 11:00 Free play like lg. motor toys, walker,
exersaucer, push toys and ocean music
11:00- 11:30 Diaper changing, washing hands and face
getting ready for lunch
11:30- 12:00 Feeding and individual meaningful
conversations, rocking
12:00- 1:00 Nap time, quiet music, rug toys, books and gross motor activities 1:00- 1:30 Diaper changing, washing hands and face, individual conversation, favorite music (finger play songs) 1:30- 2:00 Feeding, rocking, individual conversation to build caregiver trust 2:00- 2:30 Large motor skills practice, crawling, standing, rolling over, up-beat music, dancing 2:30- 3:00 Small motor skills practice, grabbing toys, gym activities, piano play including sensory holding soft toys and cold teething, rings, classical music 3:00- 4:00 Diaper changing, hand and face washing, individual meaningful conversation 4:00- 5:00 Feeding, holding, rocking and talking 5:00- 6:00 Getting ready to go home, quiet music, individual holding and story books, visits to siblings Note:
Hopper's Daily Schedule :
6:30-8:00 Children Arrival, Wash Hands Breakfast, Child Directed Activities
8:00-8:30 Diaper Changes/Potty Time
Hand Washing and Science/Sensory
8:30-9:00 Teacher Directed Songs & Stories
9:00-9:15 Diapers and Potty
9:15-9:30 Snack
9:30-10:00 Outside/Tot Town
10:00-10:45 Hand Washing, Open-Ended Art
10:45-11:00 Group Stories & Class Game
11:00-11:15 Diaper Changes/Potty Time
Hand Washing & Clean-up
11:15-12:00 Lunch, Hand Washing
12:00-2:00 Nap Time, Teacher Directed quiet activity, Diaper Changes/Potty as children wake
2:00-2:30 Hand Washing, Snack Time
2:30-3:00 Outside/Tot Town
3:00-3:30 Snack
3:30-4:00 Small Group Time
4:00-4:30 Diaper Changes/Potty Time
4:30-5:00 Free Choice
Prepare children to go home
5:00-6:00 Teacher Directed Quiet Time
Music, Books, Manipulatives
Busy Bees' Daily Schedule :
6:30-7:30 Arrival, Greeting, and Breakfast
7:30-8:30 Free Choice
(Puzzles, Fine Motor Activities, Math Manipulatives, Books)
8:30-8:55 Table Top Toys
(Star Builders, Small Blocks, Connecting Cubes, Counting & Sorting Manipulatives, Mr. Potato Head, Puzzles, Books)
8:55-9:05 Clean Up
9:05-9:35 Circle Time
(Stories, Puppets, Music & Movement, ABC's, Moths of Year, Days of Week, Manners)
9:35-10:00 Snack & Clean Up
10:00-10:30 Outside/Tot Town
10:30-11:30 Center Activities
(Art, Math, Science/Sensory, Social Studies, Dramatic Play, Music, Writing, Computer, Blocks)
11:30-12:00 Family Style Lunch
12:00-2:30 Nap Time
2:30-3:00 Story Time
3:00-3:30 Outside/Tot Town
3:30-3:45 Snack & Clean Up
3:45-4:30 Center Activities
(Art, Math, Science/Sensory, Social Studies, Dramatic Play, Music, Writing, Computer, Blocks)
4:30-6:00 Self Selected Activities
Potty Training
8:30 - 10:00 - 11:30 - 2:30 - 4:00 - 5:30
Beetle Bug's Daily Schedule :
6:30-9:00 Greeting
Breakfast
Free Choice
9:00-9:15 Hand washing
Morning Snack
9:15-9:30 Circle Time
(Stories, Puppets, Music & Movement, ABC's, Months of Year,
Days of Week, Manners)
9:30-10:15 Center Activities
(Art, Math, Science/Sensory, Social Studies, Dramatic Play, Music, Writing, Computer, Blocks)
10:15-10:25 Literacy/Reading
10:25-11:00 Outside/Tot-Town
11:00-11:15 Hand washing/Songs/Books
11:15-11:45 Lunch
11:45-12:00 Quiet Time
12:00-2:30 Rest Time
2:30-3:00 Free Choice
3:00-3:15 Hand washing
Afternoon Snack
3:15-3:30 PM Circle Time
(Stories, Puppets, Music & Movement, ABC's, Months of Year,
Days of Week, Manners)
3:30-4:00 Outside/Tot-Town
4:00-4:20 Music
4:20-6:00 Multi-Media/Free Choice
Daily Schedule :
CATERPILLARS
6:30- 8:00 Pre-school Arrival and Greeting
Individual Choice Activities
- Puzzles
- Table Toys
- Creative Art
- Books
- Sensory
8:00-8:30 Table Toys & Story Dictations
9:00- 9:30 Circle Time
- Learning
- Sharing
- Interacting
9:30- 10:00 Hand Washing & Morning Snack
10:00- 10:30 Art & Small Group Time
10:30-11:00 Gross Motor - Tot Town/ Playground
11:00-11:30 Large Group Activity
11:30- 12:00 Hand Washing & Lunch
12:00-12:30 Nap Preparations, Quiet Stories,
& Potty Time
12:30-2:30 Quiet/Nap Time
2:30– 3:30 Center Areas
(Math, Science, Small Manipulatives)
3:30- 4:00 Gross Motor - Tot Town/ Playground
4:00- 4:30 Hand washing, Potty Breaks,
& Afternoon Snack
4:30- 6:00 Books, Media, & Free Choice
Butterflies - Pre-Kindergarten
Daily Schedule
6:30-8:30 Arrival & Greeting
Breakfast
Table Activities
(Puzzles, Fine Motor Activities, Math Manipulatives, Books, Worksheets, Creative Art, Sensory)
8:30-9:00 Free Choice
9:00-9:20 Clean-up, Restroom & Hand washing
9:20-9:40 Morning Snack
9:40-10:00 Circle Time
(Stories, Puppets, Music & Movement, ABC's, Months of Year, Days of Week, Weekly Theme)
10:00-11:30 Center Activities
(Art, Math, Science/Sensory, Social Studies, Dramatic Play, Music, Writing, Computer, Blocks, Workbooks, Worksheets)
11:30-12:00 Outside/Tot-Town
12:00-12:30 Hand washing
Family Style Lunch
12:30-2:30 Rest Time
2:30-3:00 Quiet Activities/Fine Motor Skills
3:00-3:15 Hand washing
Afternoon Snack
3:15-3:30 Library Time
3:30-4:00 Afternoon Circle Time
Music & Movement
4:00-4:30 Free Choice
4:30-5:00 Outside/Tot-Town
5:00-6:00 Table Activities
(Puzzles, Fine Motor Activities, Math Manipulatives, Books, Worksheets, Creative Art, Sensory)"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school