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Edukids Hertel Avenue

1350 Hertel Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14216

Phone:
(716) 332-9500

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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"EduKids partners with our families to provide: a safe, loving, high interest environment, activities and curriculums that are developmentally appropriate and the skills and confidence to become an eager, lifetime learner! Educators from all over Western New York tell us again and again how well prepared EduKids children are for the school experience!"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

""Baby Ducks" - Infant Schedule
6:45 - 8:30 Typical arrival time for our babies.
Little ones are warmly welcomed to the day at EduKids through conversation with family, sharing infomation about the infant's home to school transition and beginning sleep or play for the day.
8:30 - Midday Individual attention to each "Baby Duck" through play with a variety of carefully selected toys, sensory activities to stimulate their developing body awareness, song and music to sooth and stimulate language and natural rhythms, relaxing exercise and friendship building through continual attention to names, touch, talk and smiles.
Midday - 4:30 Continued attention to each baby with afternoon strolls and play outdoors if weather permits. As infants enjoy floor mat time to stretch, roll, grasp and toddle, they also enjoy rides outside in their "bye-bye buggy" to see nature and other children at play. The warmth of the afternoon sees our little ones enjoying the sun and each other!
4:30 - 6:00 Typically the time we say "Good Bye"
As each "Baby Duck's" family comes to the Center to get their child, we review the day and plan for the next. Children are ready to leave after quiet, calm activities at the day's end.
The Yellow Ducks
18 - 30 months
Our daily routine is flexible, fun and exciting!
6:45 Early morning - Children and parents are greeted followed by free play, play dough, coloring, painting, blocks, puzzles, dress-up, etc.
9:30 Hand washing and morning snack
10:00 Outdoor walks, play yard, children's choices including, circle time songs, finger plays, stories, art activities, free play, large motor activities.
11:00 Diaper changes and bathroom time
11:30 Hand washing and YUMMY lunches
1:00 Nap time, stories and quiet time
3:00 Hand washing and afternoon snack
3:30 Diaper changes and bathroom time
4:00 - 5:00 Outdoor walks, play yard, children's choices including free play, songs, stories, painting, puzzels, blocks, art, large motor activities, etc.
The Purple Dino Day
(Because we are toddlers we are flexible)
7:00 - 8:30 Arrival, breakfast & free play
8:30 - 9:00 Clean-up

otty/diapers
9:00 - 9:30 Circle time (daily circle time activities include: good morning/greeting/song/calendar/weather/theme related story/song/finger plays/open ended discussion of theme of the day)
9:30 - 10:00 Wash hands & AM snack
10:00 - 10:30 Outside/gross motor room
10:30 - 11:30 Arts & crafts/small group choices/music & movement
11:30 - 12:00 Wash hands/lunch
12:00 - 12:30 Clean up

otty/diapers
12:30 - 1:00 Quiet time/stories/books on tape
1:00 - 3:00 Rest time
3:00 - 3:15 Wake up - diapers

otty
3:15 - 3:30 Snack
3:30 - 5:00 Teacher directed activities/games/outside/gross motor room
5:00 - 6:00 Prepare for home - games

uzzles/quiet activities
Blue Birds - Early Preschool for 3 year olds
6:30 - 9:00 Welcome!
Play centers open in class.
9:00 - 9:30 Morning snack
9:30 - 10:00 Circle Time Activities; language, planning & jobs of the day.
10:00 - 10:30 Music and movement
10:30 - 10:45 Outdoor activities and games
10:45 - 11:30 Small Group Activities inclusive of cognitive skill development, fine motor skills & print enrichment.
11:30 - 11:45 Get ready for lunch!
11:45 - 12:15 Family style lunch
12:15 - 1:00 Transition into the afternoon; lunch and classroom clean up, quiet stories and music, get ready for cozy nap.
1:00 - 3:00 Rest and nap
3:00 - 3:15 Afternoon snack
3:15 - 3:45 Outside activities and play
3:45 - 4:15 Classroom Centers open for group choices and play.
4:15 - 4:45 Afternoon circle to review the day; story, song & plan for next day.
4:45 - 6:00 Children enjoy quiet activities at departure time.
Orange Butterfly - Kindergarten Readiness Preschool
6:30 - 9:00 Welcome!
Play centers open in class.
9:00 - 9:30 Morning snack
9:30 - 10:00 Circle Time Activities; theme development, print study, skill reviews and story.
10:00 - 10:30 Music and movement, exercise & health
10:30 - 10:45 Outdoor activities and games - science
10:45 - 11:45 Small Group Activities kindergarten readiness work with cognitive, fine motor and language activities. Computer, art and spanish enrichment.
11:45 - 12:15 Family style lunch
12:15 - 1:00 Transition into the afternoon; lunch and classroom clean up, quiet stories and music, journal writing and puzzles.
1:00 - 3:00 Rest
3:00 - 3:15 Afternoon snack
3:15 - 3:45 Outside activities, group games and play
3:45 - 4:15 Classroom Centers, computer center, language charts and theme interest extension.
4:15 - 4:45 Afternoon circle to review the day, read aloud stories & plan for next day.
4:45 - 6:00 Teacher led quiet activities at departure time. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website