A typical day at Hobbledehoy
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Free Choice Activity Time
Children are free to choose from the prepared environment. Ground rules are stressed for safety and well being of each child. Promotion of math and language arts readiness skills.
9:00 am -9:30 am
Introduce the monthly themes; demonstrate new work jobs, stress child participation. Includes puppets, flannel board stories, movement, music, and books. The calendar, days of the week, months of the year, alphabet, and number charts are done in both Spanish and English.
9:30 am – 9:45 am
A prepared snack is served.
9:45 am – 10:30am
Montessori Work Time
Encourages self-directed learning, allowing children to choose activities from a prepared environment. During this time, teachers observe and guide without interruption, fostering independence and a love for learning in each child. The emphasis is on hands-on, experiential learning across various developmental areas.
(Fine Motor Skills/Gross Moto Skills/Art and Craft)
10:30am – 11:00am
This involves dynamic elements such as science experiments, news sharing, and show-and-tell, fostering hands-on learning and communication skills. These sessions enhance curiosity and social development, creating engaging educational experiences for young children.
11:00 am – 11:30 am
Outside Play Time
Children are free to play outside
11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Children bring a prepared lunch from home. This activity also builds social skills, manners, and independence. In warmer months lunch is served outside at the picnic benches.
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Teachers read aloud to children, introducing them to literature, fostering language skills, and igniting a passion for storytelling and books. It creates a shared experience that promotes listening, imagination, and early literacy development.
12:15 pm – 2:15 pm
A sleeping cot and space are available for all full-time children. Two blankets and an (optional) pillow come from home and are taken home for weekly washing, Note: No child is forced to nap but needs to rest for at least an hour.
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Music And Movement
Involves rhythmic activities and dance, promoting physical coordination, creative expression, and social interaction among young children. It enhances sensory development and provides a fun, engaging way for kids to explore music and express themselves physically.
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
A prepared snack is served outside on the benches.
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
ChildrThese activities aim to foster an appreciation for different cultures, promoting global awareness and inclusivity. Every day, children are exposed to various subjects such as Botany, Zoology, Geography, History, and activities centered around giving back.en are free to play outside.
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
It's designed to enhance and broaden the educational experiences of young children beyond the basic subjects. These programs often incorporate a variety of stimulating activities, such as arts and crafts, music, physical education, and other hands-on learning opportunities. The goal is to provide children with a well-rounded educational experience that goes beyond the core curriculum, fostering their cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development.
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Creative Active Circle Time
Music instruments, big books, library books, and group participation promote reading and listening skills
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Children are free to play outside
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Day Care Activities
Children are free to choose from the prepared environment, dance to music, or for a quiet activity of looking at a selected array of children’s books