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University Of Wisconsin-stout Child And Family Study Center (Sixth Street East)

811 Sixth Street East
Menomonie, WI 54751

(715) 232-1478


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Child and Family Study Center functions as a laboratory school for the University of Wisconsin-Stout. It supports the university's mission in that it allows students to have practical experience along with their course work. The School of Education uses the Center as a site for its student teachers, class observations and practica. The Director monitors the use of the Center and insures confidentiality for the children and their families. The program philosophy includes an emphasis on social, emotional, physical, as well as intellectual development enhancing the child's self-concept, developing skills in problem-solving, improving motor coordination and facilitating concept formation. Activities in the daily program include art, music, storytelling, sensory, movement, block building, outdoor play, dramatic play, field trips, cooking, language arts, emergent literacy, science, social studies, mathematics, and computer experiences. Through these activities and helpful interactions with teachers, the child's self-concept develops as he/she grows in intellectual processes, social interaction, and physical abilities."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Infant Room Daily Schedule 7:30 Arrival 8:00 Breakfast 9:00 Diapers 9:30 Outdoors/Large Muscle Room 10:00 Snack 10:30 Circle Time 11:00 Diapers 11:30 Lunch 12:00 Nap 1:00 Diapers 2:30 Snack 3:00 Diapers 3:30 Outdoors/Large Muscle Room 4:00 Circle Time 4:30 Snack 5:00 Diapers 5:30 Departure.
TODDLER (ONES) SCHEDULE 7:30-8:00 Center opens/free play 8:00-8:30 Breakfast 8:30-9:30 Free play/Activities/Diaper changes 9:30-9:40 Circle time 9:40-10:00 Free play/Activities/Diaper changes 10:00-10:15 Snack (served in the classroom) 10:15-10:50 Outdoors/Large muscle room 10:50-11:20 Free play/Activities 11:20-11:40 Lunch 11:40-12:00 Free play/Diaper changes 12:00-12:30 Quiet activities 12:30 Morning program closes 12:30-2:30 Afternoon rest time 1:30 Afternoon program begins 2:30-3:00 Free play/Diaper changes 3:00-3:30 Snack 3:30-3:45 Circle Time 3:45-4:00 Free play/P.M. Activities 4:00-4:30 Outdoors/Large muscle room 4:30-5:00 Free play/Diaper changes 5:00-5:30 Free play/Afternoon program closes.
TODDLER (TWO) SCHEDULE 7:30-8:00 Center Opens/Free play 8:00-8:30 Breakfast 8:30-9:30 Free play/Diaper changes/Toileting 9:30-9:45 Circle time 9:45-10:30 A.M. activities including snack (in classroom)/Free play 10:30-11:20 Outdoors/Large muscle room 11:20-11:45 Lunch 11:45-12:15 Free play/Diaper changes/Toileting 12:15-12:30 Storytime/Quiet activities/Prepare for naptime 12:30 Morning program ends 12:30-2:30 Rest time 1:30 Afternoon program begins/Free play in large muscle room) 2:30-3:00 Free play/Diaper changes/Toileting 3:00-3:20 Snack 3:20-3:35 Circle Time 3:35-4:20 P.M. Activities/Free play 4:20-5:30 Outdoors/Large muscle room/Diaper changes/Toileting 5:30 Center closes.
WHY CLASSROOM SCHEDULE 7:30 Morning and all day program begins 7:30-8:30 Breakfast 7:30-9:15 Free choice 9:15-9:30 Clean-up/Bathroom 9:30-10:00 Large Group/Circle Time 10:00-10:45 Small Groups 10:45-11:00 Bathroom & Coats 11:00-11:30 Outdoor play 11:45-12:30 Lunch/Library downstairs 12:30 Morning program closes 12:30-1:30 Rest time 1:30 Afternoon program begins 1:30-2:45 Free choice 2:45 Clean-up and bathroom 3:00 Snack 3:15-3:45 Large Group/Circle Time 3:45-4:30 Small Groups 4:30-5:30 Outdoor/Large Motor Play.
Wonder Room Daily Schedule 7:30-8:30 Breakfast in library; self-selection curriculum centers 8:30-9:45 Self-selection curriculum centers 9:45-10:00 Morning greeting, mystery friend, sharing, calendar 10:00-10:40 Outdoor Play 10:40-11:05 Morning circle time 11:05-11:45 Small group activities 11:45-12:15 Lunch 12:15-12:30 Prepare for rest time 12:30-1:15 Quiet rest time 1:15-1:30 Books and puzzles 1:30-2:00 Afternoon program begins -Self-selection curriculum centers 2:00-2:30 Outdoor play 2:30-2:45 Snack/Books and Puzzles 2:45-3:15 Afternoon greeting, circle time 3:15-4:00 Small group activities 4:00-4:30 Self-selection curriculum centers 4:30-5:00 Outdoor Play 5:00-5:30 Outdoor Play/limited self-selection

rogram closes."
Excerpted from the preschool's website