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University Of Akron Center For Child Development

108 Fir Hill
Akron, OH 44325

Phone:
(330) 972-8210

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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The University of Akron Center for Child Development is jointly sponsored by the College of Education (Dean's Office) and the College of Fine and Applied Arts, School of Family and Consumer Sciences. The Center was first established as the "Nursery Center" in 1969. The professional faculty continues to provide a quality program for toddler and preschool children and their families"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Room 1 (Preschool, 3-5 years)
Daily Schedule
7:30-8:50 am Arrival Activities (open classroom)
8:50-9:00 am Clean-up / Restroom / Wash hands
9:00-9:30 am Breakfast
9:30-9:45 am Toothbrushing / Books & Puzzles
9:45-10:00 am Music and Movements
10:00-10:10 am Language Arts
10:10-10:20 am Morning Discussion
10:20-10:30 am Restroom
10:30-11:00 am Indoor / Outdoor Play
11:00-11:50 am Open Classroom
11:50-12:00 noon Clean up / Restroom / Handwashing
12:00-12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 pm Dismissal
Room 2 Daily Schedule
7:30-8:45 am Free Play
8:45-9:00 am Clean-up / Wash hands
9:00-9:30 am Breakfast
9:30-9:45 am Morning Meeting/ Circle Time
9:45-10:40 am Free Play and Planned Activities
Toileting/Diapering
10:40-10:45 am Clean up / Wash hands
10:45-11:00 am Snack
11:00-11:30 am Gym / Outside Activities
Walks and Outdoor Adventures
11:30-11:50 am Creative Music and Movement OR
Outdoor Play (weather permitting)
11:50-12:00 noon Wash hands
12:00-12:30 pm Lunch
12:30-12:40 pm Books
Toileting/Diapering
12:40-3:00 pm Nap Time / Quiet Rest Time
1:00-2:30 pm Rest Time
3:00-3:15 pm Afternoon Snack
Toileting / Diapering
3:15-4:00 pm Gym / Outdoor Play
4:00-4:45 pm Free Play and Planned Activities / Outside Activities
4:45-5:00 pm Clean up / Wash Hands
5:00-6:00 pm Preparing for Departure
Room 3, Flex-time Preschool (3-5 Years)
Daily Schedule
7:30-8:50 am Arrival Activities / Freeplay
8:50-9:00 am Clean-up / Restroom / Wash hands
9:00-9:30 am Breakfast
9:30-9:45 am Brush Teeth (Books & Puzzles, Table Toys)
9:45-10:15 am Circle Time (Calendar, Weather, Language Arts--fingerplays, songs, stories)
10:15-10:30 am Music & Movement
Restroom
10:30-11:00 am Indoor / Outdoor Play
11:00-11:50 am "Choices"
Art Table, Computer, Table Toys, Housekeeping, Library, Writing Center, Science/Discovery Table, Blocks, & Transportation
11:50-12:00 noon Clean-up / Restroom / Wash Hands / Daily Reflections
12:00-12:30 pm Lunch
12:30-12:45 pm Restroom Break
12:45-1:00 pm Story Time & Books
1:00-2:30 pm Rest Time
2:30-3:00 pm Quiet Activities / Books (as needed)
3:00-3:30 pm Restroom / Wash Hands / Snack
3:30-6:00 pm Combine with other preschool classrooms
Indoor / Outdoor Play
Room 4, Toddlers (18 months-3 years)
Daily Schedule
7:30-9:00 am Free Play (combined with Room 2 until 8:30 am)
9:00-9:30 am Breakfast
9:30-10:00 am Morning Meeting / Books and Music
10:00-11:00 am Free Play and Planned Activities
11:00-11:30 am Snack / Prepare for Gym or Outside
11:30-12:00 noon Gym / Outside Activities / Walks and Adventures
12:00-12:30 pm Lunch
12:30-12:45 pm Preparing for Nap Time
12:45-2:30 pm Nap Time
2:30-3:15 pm Wake up on own / Quiet Activities / Snack
3:15-4:00 pm Gym / Outdoor Play
4:00-4:30 pm Group Time: Stories and Music
4:30-5:00 pm Free Play and Planned Activities / Outside Activities / Prepare for Departure
5:00-6:00 pm Quiet Activities in the Room / Gym / Outdoor Play Time (cimbined with Room 2)
Room 5, Full-Day Preschool (3-5 years)
Daily Schedule
7:30-8:30 am Meet in Ms. Ann and Ms. Michelle's Room
8:30-8:45 am Return to Ms. Jen's Room
Helper Chart / Songs / Prepare for Breakfast
8:50-9:20 am Breakfast / Toothbrushing
9:30-10:00 am Gym / Outdoor Activities
10:00-10:15 am First meeting to choose work
10:15-11:30 am Planned Experiences and Group Work
11:30-11:35 am Clean up
11:35-Noon Morning meeting and any of the following: stories, music, discussion, daily reflections
Noon-12:30 pm Lunch (hand washing, passing, and pouring)
12:30-12:45 pm Prepare for Nap (bathroom, quiet book reading)
12:45-3:00 pm Nap Time (soft animals and blankets, quiet music in background)
2:30-3:00 pm Non-nappers to Gym (staff permitting)
3:00-3:30 pm Open Snack and Quiet reas available in room (table activities, writing center, computer, book reading, etc.)
3:30-4:00 pm Music
4:00-4:30 pm Gym/ Outdoor Activities
4:30-5:15 pm Book Reading and Group Games
5:15-5:45 pm Preschool classes combine in Gym
5:45-6:00 pm Prepare for Departure
*This schedule is subject to change
Room 6, Full-Day Preschool (3-5 years)
Daily Schedule
7:30-8:45 am Free Exploration
8:45-9:00 am Transition to Breakfast / Story / Fingerplays
9:00-9:30 am Breakfast / Toothbrushing
9:30-9:50 am Morning Meeting
9:50-10:00 am Transition to Large Motor Time
10:00-10:30 am Large Motor Time (Gym / Outside)
10:30-10:45 am Discussion
10:45-11:45 am Center Time
11:45-12:00 noon Daily Reflection / Prepare for Lunch
Noon - 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30-12:45 pm Prepare for Nap
12:45-2:45 pm Quiet Time/ Naptime
2:45-3:00 pm Waking Up
3:00-3:30 pm Snack
3:30-5:00 pm Open Centers / Large Motor Time
5:00-6:00 pm Combine with Other Classes"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school