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Fifth Avenue Baptist Day Care

Po Box 1056
Huntington, WV 25713-1056

Phone:
(304) 525-5441

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Fifth Avenue Baptist Child Care Center (FAB Care) is a non-profit program under the supervision of the Church Council of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church. FAB Care is directly governed by the Child Care Committee of the Fifth Avenue Baptist Church. It is licensed by the State of West Virginia and meets all health and safety standards as required by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services and the State Licensing Board. It has received funds from the same in the form of block grants and LINK payments It is the policy of FAB Care, in compliance with Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and other anti-discrimination legislation, and the recent disabilities act to admit children and engage staff without regard to race, religion, age, sex, living situation, disability, and/or national origin. There is no distinction in eligibility for admission, employment, or in the provision of services. All facilities, programs, and activities of the center are provided without discrimination. All persons, organizations, and agencies referring children to this center are advised to do so without regard to their race, sex, age, disability, living situation, or national origin. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Daily Schedule: (infants) :
6:30- 8 arrival
8-9 feeding on child's schedule
9-11 diapering on child's schedule
11-1 napping on child's schedule
1-3 playtime on child's schedule
3-5:30 departure

Younger Toddlers
Daily Schedule :

6:30-8:30 Free Play
8:30-9:15 Breakfast & Diaper Change
9:15-9:30 Music/Storytime
9:30-10:00 Art
10:00-10:45 Gym
10:45-11:00 Handwashing/Bibs
11:00-11:45 Lunch/ Clean-up
11:45-12:15 Outside
12:15-12:30 Diaper Change/ Nap preparation
12:30-3:00 Rest time with music
3:00-3:30 Snack/ Diaper change
3:30-4:15 Gym or room activities
4:15-5:30 Outside or room activities


Older Toddler
Daily Schedule:

6:30-8:30 Free play
8:30-9:00 Morning snack
9:00-9:15 Diaper change
9:15-10:00 Gym or outside play
10:00-10:45 Stories, song, art
10:45-11:00 Check diapers, wash hands
11:00-11:30 Lunch
11:30-12:30 Free play outside or inside
12:30-12:45 Change diapers, story
12:45-2:45 Naptime
2:45-3:00 Change diapers
3:00-3:30 Snack
3:30-5:30 Outside play or gym time


Older Two Year Olds
Daily Schedule:

6:30-8:30 Free play as children arrive
8:30-9:00 Breakfast snack
9:00-9:30 Group time
9:30-10:00 Outdoor play or gym
10:00-10:30 Art work/ center time/ craft time
10:30-10:45 Clean up room, potty, wash hands
10:45-11:00 Circle time
11:00-11:30 Lunch time
11:30-12:15 Outside play or gym/ classroom play
12:15-12:30 Prepare for naptime
12:30-2:30 Nap time
2:30-3:00 Snack time
3:00-5:30 Outdoor play/ gym time/ classroom time


Three Year Olds
Daily Schedule:

6:30 Center Opens
6:30 - 8:30 Free Play or Outside (Weather Permitting)
8:30 - 9 Breakfast / Limited Free Play
9 - 9:20 Helper Chart / Calendar
9:30 - 10:10 Centers Open / Some Teacher Directed Activities
10:10 - 10:30 Circle Time
10:30 - 11:15 Outside or Gym Time
11:15 - 11:30 Wash-up
11:30 - 12:10 Lunch Time
12:15 - 12:30 Clean-up / Limited Free Play
12:30 - 12:45 Music Time
12:45 - 1 Bathroom / Nap Prep.
1- 3 Rest Time
3 - 3:10 Bathroom
3:10 - 3:30 Snack Time
3:45 - 5:30 Gym / Outside Playground / Play in Room


Younger Four Year Olds
Daily Schedule:

6:30 Center Opens
6:30 - 8:30 Free Play or Playground (Weather Permitting)
8:30 - 9 Breakfast
9 - 9:30 Calendar / Helper Chart / Weather
9:30 - 10 Learning Centers
10 - 10:30 Gym / Outside (Large Motor Activities)
10:30 - 11 Continue Centers & Clean-up for Lunch
11-11:30 Story Time (Children Wash Hands for Lunch)
11:30 - 12:15 Lunch Time
12:15 - 12:45 Gym / Outside / Music (Movement)
12:45 - 1 Nap Prep.
1 - 2:45 Nap Time
2:45 - 3 Wake-up
3 - 3:30 Snack Time
3:30 - 4 Free Play or Outside
4 - 5:30 Outside or Gym


Older Four Year Olds
Daily Schedule:

6:30 Center Open
6:30 - 8:30 Free Play Inside or Outside (Weather Permitting)
8 - 8:30 Carpet Toys or Playground
8:30 - 8:45 Breakfast
8:45 - 9 Helper Chart / Calendar / Pledge
9 - 9:30 Concrete Playground / Gym
9:30 - 10 Group Time
10 -11:20 Art / Learning Centers
11:20 - 11:30 Bathroom Break
11:30 - 12 Lunch
12 - 12:45 Grassy Playground
12:45 - 1 Bathroom / Nap Prep.
1 - 1:15 Story Time / Poems
1:15 - 3 Nap Time
3 - 3:15 Bathroom Break
3:15 - 3:30 Snack
3:30 - 5:30 Gym / Playground / Classroom
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Excerpted from the preschool's website