Friday, August 29, 2014

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The Flow of the Day

At the Southwestern College Child Development Center, we believe children are active learners and can engage in meaningful learning that promotes a better understanding of their world. Our approach includes open-center time, a period when all classrooms and outdoor spaces are available to the children for exploration.

Described below is a typical day for a child attending the Southwestern College Child Development Center.*

Arrival and Greetings
Children may sign in, say hello to friends, and explore inside or outside activities.

Morning Gathering Time
This is a time for all members of both classrooms to join together to discuss, wonder, and explore the possibilities of the day. It is also a time to revisit other projects and events. From this collaborative effort, our day unfolds.

Morning Work Time

This is a time for individual and small group activities and project explorations inside or outside. Other activities may include block building, dramatic play, practical life, reading, science experiments, snack, writing story plays, and art experiences.

Clean Up
Everybody helps in the clean up of the classrooms and outdoor areas before lunchtime.

Afternoon Work Time
This is a time for individual and small group activities and project explorations inside or outside. Other activities may include block building, dramatic play, practical life, reading, science experiments, snack, writing story plays, and art experiences.

Closing and Goodbyes
Everybody helps in the clean up of the classrooms and outdoor areas before leaving for the day.

* This schedule is flexible depending on the needs of the children.


For more information, call (619) 216-6695