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Animal Crackers Child Care Center

6402 Hammersley Road
Madison, WI 53711

Phone:
(608) 277-9990

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our center's educational philosophy for children states that the teachers support children's learning through an educationally and emotionally balanced program where the curriculum components, goals and standards are developmentally appropriate"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Schedule for the Bumble Bee Room
7:00-8:15 Arrival / Table Activities / Free Choice
8:15-9:30 Breakfast / Free Choice
9:00-9:30 Diapering / Toileting / Wash Up
9:30-10:15 Music & Movement / Art / Cooking / Sensory Exploration / Free Choice
10:15-11:00 Outside Play / Buggy Ride
11:00-11:15 Clean Up / Books / Sing-a-long
11:15-11:45 Lunch
11:45-12:15 Wash Up / Diapering / Toileting /Get ready for nap
12:15-3:00 Nap / Rest and quiet time
2:00-3:30 Snack
3:15-4:30 Free Choice / Outside Play
4:30-5:00 Diapering / Toileting / Wash and Clean Up
5:00-6:00 Hallway Play / Pick Up and Departure

Schedule for the Duck Room
7:00-8:45 Drop off time in the Duck Room / Free Choice and Table Activities
8:45-9:15 Breakfast
9:15-9:45 Toileting / Diapering / Free Choice Time
9:45-10:45 Small Group and Circle Time
10:45-11:15 Clean Up Time
11:15-11:45 Outside Time
11:45-12:30 Lunch Time
12:30-3:30 Diapering / Toileting / Nap / Quiet Activities
3:30-4:00 Snack Time
4:00-4:30 Choice Time
4:30-5:15 Outside / Large Motor Time
5:15-6:00 Late Snack / Pick up Time

Schedule for the Panda Bear Room
7:00-8:00 Arrival time: Children have free choice as they greet their friends
8:00-8:30 Small Circle Time with Cat Room where we read books sing songs and greet each other
8:30-9:00 Breakfast Time7:00-8:00 Arrival: Greeting parents and children of the cats and pandas; children have free choice time at this point
8:00-8:30 Circle Time: this is a small time to pull the children together after the pandas leave and go to their room and before breakfast, we usually read books, do tape stories or sing some songs during this time
8:30-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-10:00 Free Choice Time: Children choose what area of the room they are going to play in
10:00-10:15 Clean Up Time
10:15-11:00 Large group/Small group: We do another circle time and then break into small groups at this point
11:00-11:45 Outside Time
11:45-12:30 Lunch and Potty Time
12:30-12:45 Books and calming down time
12:45-3:00 Naptime
3:00-3:30 Wake up and quiet choices
3:30-4:00 Snack Time
4:00-6:00 Outside or free choice until children are picked up.

Schedule for the Cat Room
7:00-8:00 Arrival: Greeting parents and children of the cats and pandas; children have free choice time at this point
8:00-8:30 Circle Time: this is a small time to pull the children together after the pandas leave and go to their room and before breakfast, we usually read books, do tape stories or sing some songs during this time
8:30-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-10:00 Free Choice Time: Children choose what area of the room they are going to play in
10:00-10:15 Clean Up Time
10:15-11:00 Large group/Small group: We do another circle time and then break into small groups at this point
11:00-11:45 Outside Time
11:45-12:30 Lunch and Potty Time
12:30-12:45 Books and calming down time
12:45-3:00 Naptime
3:00-3:30 Wake up and quiet choices
3:30-4:00 Snack Time
4:00-6:00 Outside or afternoon activity, saying goodbye to friends as they leave.













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Excerpted from the preschool's website