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Bright Minds Home Childcare

Where kids play, learn and grow together!

This daily schedule is meant to give you an idea of your child's day. Actual times and activities may vary depending on time of the year, weather, age and temperament of the children. Age appropriate activities are scheduled with the flexibility allowed to respond to the needs of each individual child and their various ages.

Daily Routine – Infants (0-24 mos.)

Our babies set the daily routine for the following:

  • Eating
  • Diapering
  • Sleeping

 Activities for interactive play to promote:

 Motor and cognitive development

 Social and emotional development

 Language development

 Infants will have the opportunity to explore their world with the following:

Tummy-Time – The infants will be placed on a blanket on the floor, with some soft toys in reach and out of reach, to aide them in exploring.

Sounds and Language – The staff will hold the infants and talk to them about the day, the weather, and they will engage in communication, and sing songs.

Daily Routine - Pre-School Goals

  • To develop self control, self soothing skills, and self discipline
  • To learn to get along
  • To practice using small and large motor skills
  • To foster the development of listening and speaking
  • To grow independently and be school ready
  • To learn to follow directions

 Learning Centers of Development include:

  • Circle Time
  • Block Center
  • Computer Center
  • Math Center
  • Book Center
  • Writing Center
  • Art Center
  • Music Center
  • Science Center
  • Dramatic Play Center
  • Large Motor Center
  • Sensory Center - Sand/Water/Wood

Daily Routine - Toddler Goals

  • To daily ensure a well-run, purposed program responsive to the needs of each toddler
  • To create a positive, productive relationship with each family
  • To aide in development of cognitive skills, social emotional development and physical development
  • To encourage creativity in all children
  • A toddler moves around in the environment a lot. A strong interest in manipulating and problem solving with objects begins during this period and can be encouraged with:

• Push-pull and ride-on toys;
• Small tricycles and wagons;
• Simple puzzles, shape sorters, peg boards;
• Movement games;
• Large beads;
• Blocks, stacking rings;
• Picture books; and
• Crayons, markers and clay.

As a parent, what is my role in play?

Parents are their children’s first and best playmates. Parents have a role in being involved in their children’s play. Children tend to be more creative when their parents are involved in their play. The best play occurs when the adult plays alongside the child, rather than just providing the toys or supervising.

Some suggestions for joining your child’s play include:

  1. ObserveWatch your child closely to learn what he or she can do and has problems doing. Also, be aware of your child’s favorite activities.
  2. FollowJoin in and play with your child so that he or she knows you are interested in what he or she is doing. You can add to the complexity of the play; however, let your child be in control and determine the direction of play.
  3. Be creativeLet go of the adult idea that there is only one way to play with a toy. Use toys in different ways, and you will be amazed at how many different ways you can play with one toy. Being creative will make playing more fun for you and your child.

Approximate Meal & Snack Time: 7:30-8:30 Breakfast

                                                                  10:30 Snack

                                                                   12:00 Lunch

                                                                     3:30 Snack

Approximate Nap or Rest Time: 12:00 - 2:00