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A typical day at TLT starts with the arrival of our little ones. Every day in our center is carefully planed to provide children with balanced routines for learning, growing and having fun. Group activities are alternated with individual and small group interactions and rest periods to keep everyone engaged and learning.

Pre-K Classroom (Age 2- 3 ˝)

8:30-9:00
  Arrival
12:30-12:45
  Bathroom and hand washing
9:00-9:30
  The Sharing Circle
1:00-2:45
  Nap Time
9:30-10:00
  Bathroom/ Breakfast time
2:45-3:15
  Bathroom/ Snack time
10:00-10:45
  Outdoor Time (group activity)
3:15-3:30
  Closing Circle and Departure
11:00-12:00
  Learning Center activities
3:30-4:15
  Extra-curricular activities
12:00-12:30
 Lunch Time
 

8:30-9:00 Arrival: The children are greeted by their teachers and proceed to put their slippers on and put their belongings in their cubbies. When children are ready, they may select a free choice activity (puzzles, play dough, drama, blocks etc.)

9:00-9:30 The Sharing Circle (group activity): This large group activity formally begins the day. It is a time for greeting each other, singing songs, reviewing the weather and calendar, doing finger plays, playing musical instruments, reading stories, assigning the helpers of the day and explaining the activities available in each learning center. A new topic is introduced every Monday during this time.

9:30-10:00 Bathroom/ Breakfast time: This is a time to use the toilets (we follow a structured potty training program for those children ready to leave the nappies) and wash hands. When snack time is over, children are responsible for cleaning their own places and throwing away their own napkins and garbage. This is time to reinforce self-help and independence skills and to build on social and language repertoires.

10:00-10:45 Outdoor Time (group activity): This is a time for focus on large muscle and social skills. It’s a time to practice the concept of “taking turns.”

11:00-12:00 Learning Center activities (small group/individual activities): Two or more learning centers linked to a topic are planned to provide children opportunities for problem solving, decision making, creative expression and social interaction. They are encouraged to explore all the centers. Activities include: Early math and science, sensory activities, art, pre-writing skills, discrimination, oral language, music and movement.

12:00-12:30 Lunch Time: Lunch time is served “family style.” Children practice table good manners: naming, passing and serving food.

12:30-12:45 Brush teeth/Bathroom: Children wash their face and hands and brush their teeth after lunch.

1:00-2:45 Nap Time: During this time, soft music is play and lights are lowered to create a resting atmosphere. Children are invited to nap on their beds. This activity is supervised.

2:45-3:15 Bathroom/ Snack time/ Story Time: his is a time to use the toilets and wash hands. When snack is over, children are responsible for cleaning their places and throwing away their own napkins and garbage. This is time to reinforce self-help and independence skills and to build on social and language repertoires. While children are eating, teachers read a story to stimulate oral language.

3:15-3:30 Closing Circle and Departure: Children meet at the circle area and we review the activities they enjoyed during the morning. We sing our goodbye song and get ready for departure.

3:30-4:15 Extra-curricular activities: After school activities begin at this time. Parents need to sign up for any of the special extracurricular activities offered by the center.

Junior And Senior Kindergarten Classroom (Age 4-6)

8:30-9:00
  Arrival
12:45-1:00
  Brush teeth/Bathroom:
9:00-9:30
  The Sharing Circle
1:00-2:00
  Quiet Time:
9:30-10:00
  Center activities/ Reading and Handwriting
2:00-2:10
  Clean up Time
10:00-10:30
  Bathroom/ Breakfast time
2:10-2:30
  Bathroom/ Snack time
10:30-11:30
  Learning Center activities
2:30-3:15
  Learning Center activities
11:30-12:15
  Outdoor Time
3:15-3:30
  Transition/Story time
12:15-12:45
  Bathroom/ Lunch Time
3:30-4:15
  Extra-curricular activities

8:30-9:00 Arrival: The children are greeted by their teachers and proceed to put their slippers on and put their belongings in their cubbies. When children are ready, they may select a free choice activity (puzzles, play dough, drama, blocks etc.)

9:00-9:30 The Sharing Circle (group activity): This large group activity formally begins the day. It is a time for greeting each other, singing songs, reviewing the weather and calendar, going through the daily plan, assigning the helpers of the day and introducing the letter of the week. Thursdays children have P.E (Physical Education)

9:30-10:00 Center activities/ Reading and Handwriting (small group/individual activities): Show and Tells on Fridays

10:00-10:30 Clean up Time/Bathroom/ Snack time: This is a time to use the toilets and wash hands. When snack is over, children are responsible for cleaning their places and throwing away their own napkins and garbage. This is time to reinforce self-help and independence skills and to build on social and language repertoires.

10:30-11:30 Learning Center activities (small group/individual activities): Each day of the week focus on a different curriculum area (Early math and science, phonics, social studies, geography, gym and music class). During this time block students are engage in two different curriculum areas.

11:30-12:15 Outdoor Time:

12:15-12:45 Bathroom/Lunch Time: Lunch time is served “family style.” Children practice table good manners: naming, setting and clearing tables.

12:45-1:00 Brush teeth/Bathroom: Children wash their face and hands and brush their teeth after lunch.

1:00-2:00 Quiet Time: During this time, soft music is played and lights are lowered to create a resting atmosphere. Children are invited to rest and engage in quiet activities.

2:00-2:10 Clean up Time: During this time children will clean up the classroom with their teachers. This is a time for sorting and categorizing. It’s also time for cooperation and working together.

2:10-2:30 Bathroom/ Snack time: This is a time to use the toilets and wash hands. When snack is over, children are responsible for cleaning their places and throwing away their own napkins and garbage. This is time to reinforce self-help and independence skills and to build on social and language repertoires.

2:30-3:15: Learning Center activities (small group/individual activities): Children work on art, geography, cooking and sensory activities (e.g. water/sand table, modeling etc.). During this time special visits and workshops related to the week's theme are planned.

3:15-3:30: Transition/Story time (group activity): As children finish with their works, we meet at the circle area and we ask children to review the activities they enjoyed during the morning. We read a short story sing our goodbye song and get ready for departure.

3:30-4:15 Extra-curricular activities: After school activities begin at this time. Parents need to sign up for any of the special extracurricular activities offered by the school.


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