StarSong LifeWays Child Care
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. 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.
11:30 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.
Special thanks to Alyssa Kapnik Samuel for many of the photos on this website.