Daily Rhythm and Activities

A day at StarSong usually unfolds in the following way*:

8:30-9:00  Arrival—Outdoor play.   

Trucks! Photo by Alyssa Kapnik SamuelOutside; Photo by Alyssa Kapnik Samuel

9:15  Go inside for hand washing and snack (organic fruit) with fingerplays, songs, and conversation.

Organic fruit for morning snack; Photo by Alyssa Kapnik Samuel

Washing hands; Photo by Alyssa Kapnik Samuel

9:45  Indoor imaginative play, and children can participate in an activity such as lunch preparation, baking, crafts, painting, coloring, etc.  We do circle games around 10:45, and sometimes puppet shows are held right before or after lunch. Little ones requiring a morning nap as needed.

10:45  Tidy up from play time and come together for a short circle/ring game.

11:00  Hand washing and lunch (whole grains with organic vegetables, and whole milk for toddlers).  Lunch is outside at the picnic tables when it's warm.  A story is told, we enjoy conversation, and we practice our manners.

Holding hands; Photo by Alyssa Kapnik Samuel
This is how we chop; Photo by Alyssa Kapnik Samuel

Friends at the table; Photo by Alyssa Kapnik Samuel

11:30  Outside free play and seasonal gardening.

Pulling the wagon

12:30  Pickup time for morning children.  Full-day children come in for diapering/potty, and a snack. 

1:00  Brushing teeth, and lay down for nap time.

3:30    Upon awakening: Pottying and hair brushing, snack (such as oatmeal, carrots and hummus, or something we've baked).

Hairbrushes; Photo by Alyssa Kapnik Samuel
4:30  Bye-bye! Full-day children are picked up and program closes.

*Infants' and young toddlers'  sleeping and eating needs are met individually, joining the group rhythm as able.

Enjoying a book on the couch; Photo by Alyssa Kapnik Samuel

Peek-a-boo! Photo by Alyssa Kapnik Samuel
Special thanks to Alyssa Kapnik Samuel for many of the photos on this website. 
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