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Bass Lake Child Care

8282 Yellowbrick Road
Mentor, OH 44060

(440) 255-6011


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Mission of Bass Lake Child Care / Learning Centers is
. . . to treat each child with the same love and respect we give our own children.
. . . to offer a clean, safe, loving environment for them to grow in.
. . . to provide each child with the tools they need to prepare them in their physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development.
. . . to be a cornerstone in the foundation of their lives by providing a positive influence and teaching them morals, values, and respect which will aid these children throughout life's journey."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Infant Schedule
The Schedule for the young infant will be very individualized and built around his/her feeding and sleeping schedule. This will be determined with the parent upon entry and will include: feeding, diaper changing (every two hours), and sleeping.
Time Activity
6:00-9:00 Arrival time, receiving indtructions from parents, breakfast, changing diapers
9:00-11:00 Outdoor time, snack time, washing hands, diapering, feeding
11:00-12:00 Lunch time
12:00-1:00 Diapering, getting ready for nap
1:00-3:00 Nap time
3:00-4:00 Snack, diapering, large motor, outdoor activities
4:00-6:00 Parent arrival, diapering
6:00-7:00 Dinner time, diapering
7:00-7:30 Parent arrival, large motor

Toddler Schedule
** Please note: diapering & restroom usage is on an as needed basis in addition to the scheduled times
Time Activity
7:00-7:45 Breakfast
8:00 Free time
8:20 Story/Songs
8:40 Diapering/Restroom/Wash Hands (sit at table, pass out napkins, ABC's, etc.)
9:00 Snack
9:15 Project time
9:40 Music
10:00 Playtime/Outside
10:30 Diapering/Restroom/Wash Hands
11:00 Lunch (get out cots and blankets, check diapers and take children who are toilet training to the restroom before nap)
12:00 Nap/Quiet Time
2:15 Diapering/Restroom as each of the children wake/Put cots away
3:00 Snack
Inside put coats away/Wash hands/Diapering/Restroom if needed
3:30 Story/Songs -review morning activities, fingerplays, etc.
4:00 Free play
4:30 Diapering/Restroom/Inside activities
5:30 Clean Up/Parent arrivals/Small Motor
6:30-7:00 Washing Hands/Diapering/Dinner
7:00-7:30 Parent arrival/Inside activities

Preschool Schedule
Time Activity
7:00-7:45 Breakfast
8:00 Free time
8:30 Story/Songs
8:45 Clean Up/Restroom/Wash Hands (sit at table, pass out napkins, etc.)
9:00 Snack
9:15 Structure Time
Story (remember flannel board)
Practice writing/flash cards/songs, etc.
9:45 Music
10:15 Playtime/Outside free play plus organized activities (jump rope, relays)
11:00 Wash hands/Restroom
11:30 Lunch (get out cots and blankets)
12:00/12:15 Nap
2:00 Put cots and blankets away
2:30 Spanish or Practice writing
2:50 Wash Hands
3:00 Snack
3:15 Story or Puppet Show
3:30 Outside Play
4:15 Inside (wash hands, put coats away) Activities
5:30 Clean Up/Parents arriving
6:00-7:00 Dinner time/Small & Large motor activities
7:00-7:30 Parent arrival/Table activities
Excerpted from the preschool's website