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Ladybug Child Care Center

306 Lake Hazeltine Drive
Chaska, MN 55318

Phone:
(952) 448-7202

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Ladybug's goal to provide your child with the opportunity to explore, learn, and grow within a loving and caring atmosphere.
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Ladybug Preschool Program

6:30-7:30 Freeplay Time: May include manipulatives, dramatic play, blocks, large muscle play, writing etc.
7:30 Breakfast: Menu is posted in the center's kitchen.
7:30-9:00 Freeplay Time: May include manipulatives, dramatic play, blocks, large muscle play, writing etc.
9:00 Circle/Group Time: May include story, language and math and social skills.
9:15 Snack: Menu is posted in the center's kitchen.
9:30-9:45 Circle/Group Time: May include story, language and math and social skills.
9:45-11:15 Choice Time: Children may choose any activity area(s) in the room or any of the additional interest center activities such as arts/crafts, large muscle games, outdoor play, cooking projects, expanded dramatic play, science and discovery, etc.
11:15-11:30 Story Time: May include a variety of story telling techniques, such as puppets, drawing, books read aloud, dictation, etc.
11:30-12:15 Lunch: Options include a pre-ordered catered lunch or a lunch from home. Beverages are provided by Ladybug.
12:30-2:45 Rest Time: After resting quietly for at least 30 minutes, children may get up and engage in quiet activities.
1:30-2:45 Quiet Play Time: Table toys and other quiet activities for children as they awaken.
2:45-3:00 Circle/Group Time: May include story, language and math and social skills.
3:00 Snack: Menu is posted in the center's kitchen.
3:15-3:30 Circle/Group Time: May include story, language and math and social skills.
3:30-5:00 Choice Time: Children may choose any activity area(s) in the room or any of the additional interest center activities such as arts/crafts, large muscle

Proddlers Daily Schedule

7:30 Breakfast 12:00 Nap Time
9:00 Snack 2:00 Quiet Play & Toilet Time
9:15 Group Time 3:00 Snack
9:30 Exercise Time 3:15 Group Time
9:45 Choice Time 3:30 Choice Time
10:45 Outside or Floor Play 4:15 Outside or Floor Play
11:15 Group Time & Toilet Time 4:45 Cracker Time
11:30 Lunch 5:00 Combine with Preschool & Toddler A Close Proddlers



games, outdoor play, cooking projects, expanded dramatic play, science and discovery, etc.
5:00 Wrap Up: Families are leaving, freeplay time, opportunity for children to be helpers as room is straightened and organized for the next day.


COMPONENTS OF THE TODDLER SCHEDULES
Group Time: Includes songs, books, flannel board stories, puppets stories, simple language and counting games, etc.

Exercise Time: Includes physical activities such as moving or exercising to music, Follow-the-Leader, animal walking, dancing, etc.

Cracker Time: Is a light, additional snack designed to meet toddlers’ need for a smaller more frequent meal. This is usually a cracker and a drink of water.

Floor Play: Is a time for classroom staff to be on the floor, playing with the children and the toys. This provides important modeling as teachers dress and feed dolls or builds block constructions.

Outside Time: When weather permits, teachers may use their assigned playground times. In the warm-weather months, painting, stories, and other activities may be added to playground activities.

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Excerpted from the preschool's website