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A Better Choice Childcare Center has chosen an engaging curriculum that stimulates the mind and body of every child. Our center uses the Creative Curriculum for toddlers and preschoolers. This popular curriculum helps teachers understand developmentally appropriate practice and how to create daily routines and meaningful experiences that respond to children’s strengths, interests, and needs. Our program will lay the foundation for early learning and allow the children to well prepare for Kindergarten and beyond.

The structure of our program includes:abc4-3
• Language Development
• Phonemic Awareness
• Reading Readiness
• Pre-Writing and Writing
• Bi-Weekly Spanish Lessons led by Castaños Teachers (coming soon)
• Gross Motor Skills
• Fine Motor Skills
• Social Interactions
• Emotional Development
• Cooperative Learning
• Exploratory Learning
• Fitness Program
• Nutritious Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and PM Snack)
• Aftercare Tutoring Available (Math, Reading, and etc.)

 6:00  – 7:45 a.m. Arrival / Health Check /Free Choice in Activity Areas/Snack
 7:45 – 8:00 a.m. Hand wash / Restroom Break
 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
 8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Hand wash / Restroom Break
 9:00 – 9:30 am. Group Time:Calendar Activities ~ Letter of the week ~ Color of the Week ~ hello songs ~ concept games ~ discussion of daily activities ~ Story
 9:30 –  10:00 a.m. Specials: Technology, Art, Music, Spanish, Science
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Restroom, water, snack
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Activity Areas· Children are allowed to select their activities from standard equipment and a changing variety of teacher provided materials·Some teacher directed activities as well a some self-directed activities are included.

·Example of activies: creative art, cooking, science/discovery, block building, dramatic play, language art/listening, sand and water play, dramatic role play, fine motor, manipulative, gross motor skills, math, numbers

11:15 – 11:30 a.m. Restroom BreakPreparation for lunch
11:30 – 12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Restroom BreakPreparation for nap, quiet story or soft music
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Naptime· Children are required to rest for a reasonable period but not required to sleep. Quiet activities are available for those who are awake before others, ie. Quiet books, puzzles done while sitting on cots.
2:00 – 2:15 p.m. Restroom Break
2:15 – 2:45 p.m. Snack
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Story Time/Show and Tell
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Group Time/Outdoor Play/Fitness PlayFree Choice in activity areas
4:45 – 5:00 p.m. Restroom Break, water
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Snack
5:30 –  7:00 p.m. Free choice in activity areas/cartoon or movie/homework assistanceDinner (6:15)Preparations for departure

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