Daily Schedule

creating a rhythm through play and exploration

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Our rhythm

The daily schedule at The Strawberry Patch Preschool was created with our children’s needs in mind: new engaging activities on a daily/weekly basis to stimulate the mind and body, provided within our structured daily routine so the kids always know what is expected of them during their time at school.

We are open

Monday-Thursday 8am-2pm 

Optional Extended Care until 5:30pm

children arrive


Our doors are unlocked and families arrive!  The first hour of our day together is choice time.  Children may play in either of our play rooms, enjoy books in our library, explore any of the activities we have out for our weekly theme, or create art in our project room.

snack time


Miss Jeanine provides a yummy & healthy snack each day!

circle & project


After a morning of choice time children are excited for our daily gathering around the circle! Circle time includes our weekly letter study, calendar, songs/dances, story, and show & share!  On your child's show & share day each month they get to be our "helper" at circle...one of the kids favorite activities! 

Project time is always different, and typically goes along with our weekly/monthly theme.  Miss Jeanine emails out a newsletter each week (and one is always on our parent board) so families know what our project will be every day!

outdoor play

 11:30am (ish)

Children are allowed to finish up project at their own pace.  After all of our friends are finished we head outside for some gross-motor play!  We go outside rain or shine so weather appropriate attire is encouraged!



Lunches are sent from home daily.  

Afternoon Art & Play


After finishing lunch kids can enjoy choice time as well as an afternoon art opportunity! At 1:40 we will head into our circle room for an end of day gathering to read a story and talk about the our day.  This will ease us into the next transition of getting ready to go home for the day. 



optional extended care 

pickup by 5:30pm

We will spend this time resting, playing, tending our animals and garden, tidying the school, and enjoying each others' company.  This is a wonderful time for us to practice all that we learn in a more open-ended setting.