Daily schedules

Daily schedules

There are five classes at Bigelow. Bigelow is licensed to accommodate 49 children at a time.

  • Little Rainbow (3 - 11 months)
  • Rainbow 1 (12 - 23 months)
  • Rainbow 2 (24 - 32 months)
  • Rainbow 2A (18 months - 2.9 years old)
  • Rainbow 3 (33 months - 5 years old)

This is a very general schedule for the day. Daily programs vary by class and day.

*Accommodations are made for children who have given up naps or cannot sleep on a particular day

Little Rainbow

(Schedule subject to change based on childrens' individual needs)

8:00-8:30 Early drop-off and free play
8:30-9:00 Drop-off
9:00-11:00 Free play; morning activity; morning naps
9:00-9:30 Snack and bottles
9:00-10:30 Diapers and Gross Motor Room
10:30-11:30 Outside time; walks
11:30-12:30 Lunch; bottles; diapers
12:30-2:30 Naps and free play
2:30-3:30 Diapers; snack; bottles; free play
3:00-3:30 Pick-up
3:30-5:30 Extended Day afternoon activities
Diapers; bottles; outside time; late snack

 

Rainbow 1

8:00-8:30 Early drop-off and free play
8:30-9:20 Greet children and parents; free play with range of activities
9:20-9:35 Clean up
9:35-10:00 Snack and story time
10:00-10:30 Toileting/diapering; music and movement
10:30-11:30 Gross motor play
11:30-12:30 Lunch and toileting
12:30-2:30 Nap-time; children rest on their mats or in cribs*
2:30-3:00 Quiet activities; diapering
3:00-3:30 Snack and story time; pickup
3:30-5:30 Extended day program including free play, art activities, reading, outdoors, gross motor play; snack; diapering/toileting

 

Rainbow 2/2A

8:00-8:30 Early drop-off and free play
8:30-9:40 Drop off; Greet children and parents; Free Play with range of activities
9:40-9:50 Clean up
9:50-10:00 Morning circle - Songs, movement, story
10:00-10:15 Snack
10:15-10:30 Clean up; Teeth brushing; Diapering/Toileting; Free Play
10:30-10:35 Transition to Outdoors
10:35-11:45 Outdoors/Big Room Free Play
11:45-11:55 Transition back into classroom
11:55-12:20 Lunch
12:20-12:30 Clean up; Diapering/Toileting; Quiet Reading
12:30-2:30 Nap/Quiet time; all children are required to rest on mats for 45 mins*
2:30-3:00 Put away mats; Diapering/Toileting; Free choice
3:00-3:15 Snack
3:15-3:30 Clean up; Free play; Pick up
3:30-5:30 Extended day program including free play, art activities, reading, outdoors, gross motor play; snack; diapering/toileting

 

Rainbow 3

8:00-8:30 Early drop-off and free play
8:30-9:15 Free play and open snack
9:15-9:35 Clean up and circle time
9:35-10:20 Free play, activity choices and open snack
10:20-10:45 Toileting
10:45-12:00 Gross motor play
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-12:45 Toileting and quiet book time
12:45-1:15 Nap-time; children rest on their mats*
1:15-3:00 Writing center and tabletop activities
3:00-3:30 Snack and end-of-day circle; pickup
3:30-5:30 Extended day program including free play, art activities, reading, outdoors, gross motor play; snack; toileting

 

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