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Community Childcare Center

208 South Pine Street
Kimberly, WI 54136

(920) 788-8740


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our philosophy of education is:

"Through play, children learn about themselves, others, and the world around them."

Community Child Care Center teachers build on your child's interests and strengths to meet your child's individual needs. We understand that each age group has developmental goals.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day


6:45- 9:00 a.m.
Arrival Time
Children arrive at the Center as their parents are on their way to school/work or other daily activities. Children choose their own activities. All ages of children start out together, and as the number of children increases, they are split up into their appropriate groups according to age. Teachers arrival times are staggered as attendance each day increases.

8:30 a.m. Finch, Chickadee and Robin groups wash hands at 8:20 am and eat breakfast.

9:00 a.m. Owl groups wash hands at 9:05 am and eat breakfast at 9:15 am

9:00 - 11:15 a.m. Activities within age groups:

Group Time: possibly includes calendar time; discussions concerning our theme; songs; stories; finger-plays; time for show and tell; sharing time.

Free Play Time: to include choosing one’s own toys and activities; participating in a planned art project; interacting with other children and teachers both individually and in small groups.

9:00 - 11:15 a.m. (continued) Outside Play Time/ Activity Room: to include playing with riding toys and in the sandbox; using slides and climbers; playing with balls, hula hoops, etc.; taking walks or going to nearby parks. The children will spend time in the Activity Room of the Main Hall when weather is inclement.
Fieldtrips or Guest Speakers: children may visit places in the community (i.e., fire station, library, grocery store) or special visitors may come to the Center and share their talents.

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Time
Finch, Chickadee and Robin Groups - prepare for lunch at 11:15 a.m., wash hands and eat at 11:45 a.m. After lunch, the children may once again play outside or chose quiet activities in their rooms.

Owl Groups - prepare for lunch at 12:00 noon, wash hands and eat at 12:30 p.m. After lunch, the children may choose quiet activities in their rooms while children prepare for rest.
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Quiet/Rest Time
Finch, Chickadee and Robin Groups - Take naps from approximately 12:45 p.m. / 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. / 2:45 p.m.

Owl Groups - Rest time schedule and activities will be determined by the teacher as dictated by the needs of the children.

*Rest times are subject to change on days of fieldtrips or special events.
3:00 p.m. Wash hands and eat snack.

3:00 - 5:30 p.m. Free Choice Activities
Depending on the season and/or weather, children may play outside after snack. They may also spend some of this time playing in their rooms. As the number of children at the Center decreases, different age groups of children come together.

Excerpted from the preschool's website