StarSong LifeWays Child Care
A Waldorf-Inspired, Home-Based Program for Infants and Toddlers
Daily Rhythm and Activities
A day at StarSong usually unfolds in the following way*:
8:30-9:15 Arrival—Outdoor play.
9:15 Go inside for hand washing and snack (organic fruit) with fingerplays, songs, and conversation.
9:45 Indoor imaginative play, and children can participate in an activity such as lunch preparation, baking, crafts, painting, coloring, etc. Potty time and diaper changing. We do circle games around 11:00, and sometimes puppet shows are held right before or after lunch. Little ones requiring a morning nap as needed.
11:00 Tidy up from play time and come together for a short circle/ring game.
11:15 Potty and hand washing and lunch (whole grains with organic vegetables, and whole milk for toddlers). A story is told, songs and fingerplays, we enjoy conversation, and practice our manners.
11:45 Outside free play and seasonal gardening.
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).
4:30 Bye-bye! Full-day children are picked up and program closes.
*Infants' and young toddlers' sleeping and eating needs are met individually as much as possible, joining the group rhythm as they are able.