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Infant, Toddler, Preschool Information and Sample Daily Schedule

The Infant Program

The infant classrooms each serve 8 children between the ages of six weeks and 18 months. The program stresses the importance of meeting social and emotional needs of infants and young toddlers, as well as the need for an enriched environment. Experiences are provided to enhance children’s cognitive, sensory, motor and language development. The program is highly individualized and activities are based on the developmental needs of the children in the room. Two Master Teachers and Professional Interns staff these classrooms. Individual child schedules are followed throughout the day.

Sample Infant Daily Schedule

(Individual feeding and napping  schedules are followed throughout the day.)

7:30 – 8:30    Flexible Arrival / Free Play

8:30 – 9:15    Snack

9:15 – 9:45    Diaper Check

9:45 – 10:15    Teacher Facilitated Small and Whole Group Activities

10:15 – 11:00    Outside Play / Gross Motor Room

11:00 – 11:30    Lunch

11:30 – 12:00    Diaper Check

12:00 – 12:30    Teacher Facilitated Small and Whole Group Activities

12:30 – 1:30    Outside Play / Gross Motor Room

1:30 - 2:00    Diaper Check

2:00 – 2:30        Snack

2:30 – 3:15    Teacher Facilitated Small and Whole Group Activities

3:15 – 3:45    Diaper Check

3:45 - 4:30     Small Group Time

4:30 – 5:30    Outside Play / Gross Motor Room / Diaper Check

 

Infant Care Policies

Infants and parents of infants at the Child Development Center are supported in their child’s classrooms in the following ways:

  • Parents are the experts on their child(ren). Parents are encouraged to share their expertise with the teacher.

  • Children eat and sleep on their own schedules. Nursing mothers are welcome at any time.

  • Unless ordered by a physician via the appropriate form, infants are placed on their backs to sleep.

  • Pillows, comforters, sheepskins, stuffed toys and other soft items are not permitted in the crib of an infant less than twelve months old.

  • If light blankets are used, they are tucked in at the bottom and reach only the infant’s chest.

  • Infants head must be uncovered during nap.

  • Children are held when they are given their bottles.  They do not carry bottles or cups in the classroom and bottles are not permitted in cribs.

  • Children are offered solids when the family and Master Teachers decide they are ready.

  • Items that the child places in their mouth are sanitized as needed.

  • Once a child turns one, they are encouraged to brush their teeth with support.

The Toddler & Twos Program

The toddler classrooms each serve 12 children between the ages of 18 months and three years. The program offers children experiences which emphasize emotional and social development as well as the development of cognitive, language, physical, sensory perception, spatial ability, creative expression, and self-awareness. Two Master Teachers and Professional Interns staff these classrooms.

Sample Toddler/Twos Daily Schedule

7:30 – 8:30    Flexible Arrival / Free Play

8:30 – 9:30    Self-Initiated Snack / Diaper Check / Toileting Older Children

9:30 – 10:15    Teacher Facilitated Small and Whole Group Activities

10:15 – 11:00    Outside Play / Gross Motor Room

10:45 – 11:00    Set-up for Lunch / Diaper Check

11:00 – 11:30    Lunch

11:30 – 12:00    Diaper Check / Toileting Children / Brushing Teeth and Song Time

12:00 – 2:30    Naptime

2:30 – 3:00    Self-Initiated Snack / Diaper Check / Toileting

3:00 – 3:30    Teacher Facilitated Small and Whole Group Activities

3:30 – 4:15    Outside Play / Gross Motor Room

4:15 – 5:00    Self-Selected Activities / Diaper Check / Toileting

5:00 – 5:30    Quiet Activities


 

Preschool Program - Threes, Fours, and Fives

The preschool classrooms each provide experiences for 17 to 18 children between the ages of three and five. Experiences are based on an understanding of the social, cognitive, emotional, and physical needs of the children in the program. Experiences in art, music, dramatic play, language arts, reading, blocks, science, and mathematics are offered daily. The children also have many opportunities to explore the outside environment and community. Two Master Teachers and Professional Interns staff each classroom.

Sample Preschool Daily Schedule

7:30 – 8:30    Flexible Arrival / Free Play

8:30 – 9:30    Self-Serve Snack / Toileting

9:30 – 10:30    Teacher Facilitated Small and Whole Group Activities

10:30 – 11:15    Outside Play / Gross Motor Room

11:15 – 11:45    Lunch

11:50 – 12:20    Brushing Teeth / Toileting /  Book time

12:20 – 2:00    Rest Time

2:00 - 2:30    Toileting

2:30 – 3:00    Self-Serve Snack

3:00 – 3:45    Outside Play / Gross Motor Room

3:45 – 4:45    Teacher Facilitated Small and Whole Group Activities

4:45 – 5:30    Quiet Activities

 

 

 

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For more information please contact:
The Ohio University Child Development Center
Horse Barn Lane
The Ridges, Building 27, Telp: 740-593-1819

 

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