Daily Routine/ Schedule  

The Campbell Center strives to be a high quality early care and education environment that supports the learning of young children. To accomplish our goals, daily routines and the overall structure of our program are two of the most significant components offered as a part of each child’s learning experience. We request that families become familiar with each classroom schedule, and then do your best to ensure that your family’s daily routine is consistent, as well. The most important timeframe for established curriculum occurs between 9:00 am and 12:30 pm, and we hope that you will value the importance of your child being included in such daily activities as morning circles, group meetings, and small group activities. Although we appreciate your busy schedules, creating a consistent daily routine is important for your child, as well as the other children in their classroom. (For example, arriving to pick-up your child during rest will likely awaken other children). Each classroom will maintain their own schedule; however, most classrooms have similar routines that closely resemble the sample provided on the following page for your review. Please check your child’s classroom to verify their times for daily activities and communicate with staff when you will have difficulty maintaining a schedule that corresponds with the classroom. If you arrive late to school or come to pick-up your child early and the group is away from the school, please be aware that it is your responsibility to locate your child’s class on campus. Your child will not be permitted to join another classroom or remain at the center with other staff. 

We strongly encourage all children to arrive at the center by 9:00 each morning.  Arrangements for your child to arrive later must be discussed with your child’s teacher.  This is for the benefit of classroom planning.

Sample Daily Schedule (Toddler)

The daily schedule for the children is a guide. It provides a framework for planning and organizing the daily routine and play activities for the children.  The daily routines for children may be a little different based on the age of your child. Toddlers are changed/taken to the toilet before transitions in the day and as needed.

The following daily schedule is an outline of a typical day with the toddlers. The schedule includes flexibility by overlapping time and adjustments are made if needed.  Below is a sample that includes the different types of components to the daily schedule.

Sample Daily Schedule (Toddlers and Twos)

7:40-8:20                   Arrival / greeting children and parents; Classroom Exploration

8:20-8:50                   Breakfast

8:50-9:00                   Gathering; sing hello to the entire school / close with the Campbell School  Song

9:00-10:00                 Indoor Adventures  

10:00-11:00               Outdoor Adventures / Large Motor

11:15-11:45               lunch

11:45-12:15               Outdoor Adventures / Large Motor

12:15-1230                Transition for rest

12:30-3:00                 Nap Time

3:00-3:30                   Snack

3:30-5:00                   Indoor Adventure / Outdoor Adventure

5:00-5:15                   Gathering / Dance the Day Away

5:20                            End of Day Goodbyes

Sample Daily Schedule (Preschool)

7:40-8:35                   Arrival / greeting children and parents; Child Choice-Center Based Activities

8:20-8:50                   Breakfast

8:50-9:00                   Gathering; sing hello to the entire school / close with the Campbell School  Song

9:00-9:15                   Group Meeting (Morning Circle Time)

9:15-10:30                 Child Choice – Center Based Activities

                                    (Light Morning Snack Served during Choice Time)

10:30 -10:45              Small Group Work Time (Literacy, Art…)

10:45 -11:30              Collaborative Outdoor Play (Gross Motor Planned)

11:30 -12:00              Lunch

12:00 - 1:00               Outdoor Play / Free Choice

1:00 - 1:45                 Quiet Movement (ie: breathing, yoga) > Story

1:45 -  3:00                Rest/ Nap Time (Varies based on child age group)

3:00 - 3:25                 Afternoon Snack

3:25 - 5:00                 Afternoon Free-Play (Centers, Outdoor, Teacher-Led)

5:00-5:15                   Gathering / Dance the Day Away

5:20                            End of Day Goodbyes