Schedule

ELF Preschool of Chicago

7:00 am
Arrival time – creative play – fantasy playing in housekeeping – quiet play with puzzles – manipulative toys – reading books.

The children are free to choose from these activities.

8:45 am
Clean-up after playtime

9:00 am
Spanish lessons

students learning a lesson

9:30 am
Prepare for and have snack – varies daily

9:45 am
Circle time – discussing the topic of the day or the week – language enrichment – teacher leads finger plays and songs – reading stories & acting – calendar & weather

10:15 am
Small learning groups – developmental learning skills – Arts & Crafts – Music – exercises – water play table – rice and sand table

teaching instructing students and children

10:30 am
Prepare for outdoor play – playground – parks – museums – community visits walking trips – bus trips.

During inclement weather, inside activities

11:30 am
Prepare for and have lunch.

12:00 pm
Clean-up – story time – quiet time

students learning outside with teacher

12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Nap

3:00 pm
Wake-up time – clean-up

3:30 pm
Snack

children being taught on rug

4:10 pm
Circle time – rhythm activities or Art project continued – selective play

4:30 pm
Outdoor play

5:30 – 6:00 pm
Getting ready to leave

students learning outside on lawn