Daily Routine

Our centers are open from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

  • The school day is from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

  • From 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm children play with each other and explore learning centers.


The daily routine includes:

  • Early Arrival: Children who arrive before breakfast have an opportunity to explore learning centers that interest them.

  • Breakfast: Nutritious food helps children start the day well.

  • Message Board: This large group gathering is a time for special announcements and to let children know what will be happening during the day.

  • Plan-Do-Recall: During this child-initiated activity, children plan what they want to do. They then go to learning centers of their choice to work on what they planned. After cleaning up, they share what they did with each other. Throughout work-time, teachers encourage and support children to help them implement their plan.

  • World Language & Culture: Through art, storytelling, cultural activities, and direct instruction in a second language, children learn the target language (Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, and, in Ft. Collins, French).

  • Outside Time: Children engage in active physical play as they interact with each other and adults.

  • Lunch: A family-style lunch with teachers and visiting parents participating in this important social time.

  • Rest Time: A time for children to sleep or rest.

  • Afternoon Snack: A family-style snack is a transition time from rest to other activities.

  • Small Group Time: Small Group Time is a learning activity that is teacher-directed that focuses on one or more curriculum areas.

  • Voices: This character development program uses guided reading featuring multicultural literature.

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