Sacred Heart Preschool – Daily

Our Daily Routine

Monday-Wednesday-Friday Morning
Arrival:    8:00 – 8:15 a.m.
Dismissal: 10:55- 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday–Thursday Morning
Arrival:    8:00 – 8:15 a.m.
Dismissal:  10:55 – 11:00 a.m.

Our program is licensed by the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services.

Your child’s daily routine will be consistent and will include the following.  Throughout the year we will use different parts of our day to introduce children to kindergarten readiness and social skills in a developmentally appropriate way.

Arrival:  During this brief and casual time, many important skills are developing as the children take care of their personal belongings (hanging up coat, hat, mittens, etc.), greet friends, and observe changes in the classroom.

Opening:  During this time, we gather as a class to say a prayer, the Pledge and do calendar activities.  Our “star helper” for the class will help lead the activities.

Planning:  The initial start of the day at which time the child decides what he/she would like to do during work time.  Teachers may choose to assign a center for a short time to ensure the child has a chance to participate in a specific experience or activity.

Work Time:  The time of the day when the children carry out the plans they have made.  The planning process continues throughout work time.  As a child completes one plan, the teacher is available to help him/her make another.

Bathroom Break: Groups of 2-3 children use the restroom, wash hands.  Children are also free to use the restroom as needed throughout our day.

Clean up:  Children put away the materials they used during work time.  Storage shelves and drawers are clearly labeled with pictures and outlines to facilitate the cleaning-up process and incorporate curriculum goals.

Recall and Snack Time:  The children recall what they did during work time.  Snack allows for a more relaxed time of social interaction.

Small Group Time:  The class divides into smaller groups in order to facilitate a more teacher-planned time.  During this time, children may explore cutting, counting, comparing, graphing, patterning, science concepts, pre-reading and writing activities.

Quiet Time:  During this short time, children relax and listen to quiet music and/or a story as their backpacks are readied for dismissal.  Children may also choose to look at books during this time.

God’s Time: The children gather to praise God and celebrate His love through stories, songs and other age appropriate activities.

Circle Time:  This provides a time for all the children to be together.  Many things may occur during this period, such as reviewing activities, recalling an activity, playing circle games, reading a book, singing songs, finger plays, or participating in music and movement.

Active Movement:  During this period, the total group is involved in motor activities either indoors or outdoors.

Dismissal:  Preschoolers gather their belongings, recite a prayer with their class, and say “good-bye” to classmates and teachers for the day.  Children are then walked to the curb for dismissal to their parents or carpool.