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Blacksburg Day Care & Child

844 University City Blvd
Blacksburg, VA 24060-2708

(540) 951-8868


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"It is the BDC's mission to provide the highest quality childcare without regard to race, sex, religious, cultural or socio-economic differences. We believe in learning through play and to that end we provide opportunities to discover and explore and examine our surroundings and ourselves in new and different ways. We are sensitive to the needs of each child and plan our teaching methods around this principle. We are advocates for children and children's rights and consider ourselves role models for children and adults when dealing with children or issues concerning children. We take our responsibility very seriously.

Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Toddler Daily Schedule

7:30-8:00-Good morning! Free choice manipulative play with opportunities for fine and gross motor building and social interaction with peers and staff

8:00-9:00-Breakfast and rotation of play and discovery materials

9:00-10:00-Diapers, breakfast clean-up and practice of self help skills (washing hands and faces). Free choice and teacher directed exploration

10:00-11:00-Outside time or rainy day alternate activity (music, texture/sensory experiences with scarves or hoops and musical instruments or tumbling). Art and science/discovery happen during this time as well

11:00-11:30-Self help skills, singing circle and lunch

11:30-12:15-diapers, self help skills (washing and brushing teeth), clean up and story time.

12:15-2:30-Nap time

2:30-3:00-Wake up, diapers and soft quiet activities (dolls, soft blocks, puppets and books)

3:00-3:30-Snack and social interaction

3:30-4:00-Art and discovery play

4:00-4:30-Diapers and clean-up

4:30-5:30-Gross motor outside play or alternate activity, clean-up, story times or dancing and Good-bye!

Pre-K Class Schedule

7-7:30 combined classes

7:30-9:30 a.m. centers

9:30-9:45 clean-up, jobs, bathroom

9:45-10a.m. circle (calendar, weather and show and share)

10-10:30 arts

10:30-11 gross motor skills(inside or outside)

11-11:15 bathroom, wash hands

11:15-11:45 lunch

11:45-12 brush teeth, books and puzzles

12-12:20 stories


12:30-2:30 nap

2:30-2:45 make cots, bathroom

2:45-3 p.m. circle (songs and story)

3-3:30 snacks

3:30-4 p.m. centers

4-5 gross motor skills

5-5:30 free choice centers

5:30-5:45 clean-up, books and puzzles

Excerpted from the preschool's website