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How we spend our day...

 Managing time is a precious skill. Managing time wisely can lead to better health, less stress, and a better life. If each part of the child´s day is clearly understood, recognized, and attended too, the day will go more smoothly and the child will get more out of it. Creating an appropriate schedule communicates that children are valued and respected.
Appropriate scheduling offers many benefits. It can address many goals of the early childhood curriculum, facilitate the development of intelligence, and communicate the value of a child's time.
Your child´s daily activities are balanced, to include ample time for play, resting, and eating.
You will find below sample daily schedules for our different classes. We want to make it clear that our schedules are very flexible.
The well being of our children is our first concern at all times. If children are tired or upset, teachers vary their plans.


Hur vi tillbringar vår dag...

Att hantera tid är en dyrbar färdighet. Att hantera tiden klokt kan leda till bättre hälsa, mindre stress och ett bättre liv. Om varje del av barnens dag är tydligt förstått, erkänt och uppmärksammat kommer dagen att vara smidigare och barnen får mer ur dagen. Att skapa ett lämpligt schema visar på att barnen är värderade och respekterade.

Ett lämpligt schema erbjuder många fördelar. Det kan bemöta många mål av läroplanen för barns tidiga lärande, främja utveckling av barnens intellekt och visar på värdet av barnens tid. Ditt barns dagliga aktiviteter är balanserade för att inkludera gott om tid för lek, vila och måltider.

Nedan kommer du att kunna läsa om hur de dagliga schemana ser ut för våra olika avdelningar. Vi vill tydliggöra att våra scheman är mycket flexibla. Barnens välmående är alltid en viktig angelägenhet. Om barnen är trötta eller upprörda ändrar pedagogerna deras planer.

Schedule for  (1-2 years old group)

07:00-09:00  Arrival time / Free play
08:00-08:30  Breakfast
09:00             Circle time
09:20             Fruit snack time
09:30             Activity time
10:15              Outdoor play
11:20              Lunch time
12:00             Preparation for rest time
12:15              Rest time
13:30             Waking up/Nappy changing time
14:15              Snack time
14:45-17:00   Free play / Pick-up time
Schedule for (3-5 years old group)

07:00-09:00  Arrival time / Free play / Center time
08:00-08:30  Breakfast
09:00             Circle time
09:30             Activity time
10:15              Fruit snack time
10:30             Outdoor play
12:00             Lunch
12:45             Rest time
13:15              Planned Free Play Activity
14:45             Snack time
15:15-17:00   Free play / Pick-up time

Note: The schedules can change during times when we do special activities like outings, party celebrations etc.
Explanation of Scheduling
Arrival - The arrival of the children is a critical and important part of the day. It is important for parents to drop their child/children in a positive mood and the  greeting from teacher. Children will be provided a few co-operative and individual activities that they can work on during this time.

Centers - This special time of the day allows the children to work independently or in small groups.

Breakfast - We provide fruits, yogurt with cereals or porridge during breakfast. If your child is not attending breakfast make sure that he/she has proper breakfast at home.

Circle time/Sharing time - During this time the teacher shares expectations, communicate important information and discuss the day´s plans. This activity invites all children to participate. Children can share family events, or talk about an item they brought to school that day, calendar time, sing songs and dance etc. By having sharing time, children begin to learn about other children, cultures and families. This opening activity also encourages the growth of interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligence.

Activity time/Project time - This is a time for collaborative efforts between children and teachers and apply understanding of a significant discovery or interest. It can be teacher directed activities or project initiated by the teacher or a child. This activity time will include planned theme-activity projects such as Letterland, Math, Science, Music and movement, Arts and crafts, and Cookery.

Outdoor/Gross Motor Play - This time of the day the children are out exploring the outdoors, observing and playing. The outdoors offers children with and respect for nature, science, math, weather, language and spatial concepts. The children are out at the parks like Grönavallen, Stenåldersboplatsen(Stoneage park)and other neighboring parks or gardens.

Meal times (Lunch and Snacks) - Good experiences at mealtimes help children to develop positive attitudes towards food and nutrition. We provide lunch from a catering company called "A Green Catering AB". Weekly menus are provided on the bulletin board of each class. Snack is also an important part of the children's day. It can allow the older children to feel responsible by giving them the opportunity to set the table, fix and arrange the snack according to the theme and clean-up. Snack menu is also provided on the bulletin board of each class. In addition we serve a variety of fresh fruits daily.

Rest time - It is necessary to provide a rest or nap time in early childhood programs. Rest time gives the child the opportunity to sleep or relax after morning of hard work. The children are provided with soft music, a quiet atmosphere, cosy blankets and madrases, and are allowed to bring stuffed personal toys from home.

Music and movement - An early childhood program that includes time for music and movement provides an outlet for children's high spirits and creative energy. We engage children in music and movement activities in many different ways like listening, singing, moving to music, playing instruments and imitating/representing movement.

Play/Free play - Play is an important and valuable part of the child´s day. Play offers an opportunity to develop all the intelligence, form relationships, work on strengths, and addresses challenges. During this time children choose on what they want to play.

The Role of Teachers

Teachers are seen as facilitators. As educators we carefully listen, observe and document children´s work and the growth of community in our classrooms. We stimulate children´s thinking, and encourage children´s collaboration with peers. Children´s learning is embedded in a supportive context. We join our students in activities of their choosing, and respect each child´s right to move through the curriculum at his or her own pace. We provide an emotionally supportive environment, set up to respect a range of developmental levels.

We believe that each child is unique and develops in his or her own pace.
We believe that each child needs opportunities to play, think, communicate, and reflect. 
We believe that each child is a valued member of the group. 
At Creative Kids Preschool we firmly believe that education is a process, a step-by-step life-long progression, and building a proper foundation of this process is our goal.