Programs & Schedules

Schedules, in Reggio Emilia, Italy are much more open ended and flexible than we can offer here at Phoenix, as our community and culture is very different.

 

We do try our best to provide flexibility within each of our schedules and offer additional time, materials and opportunities for the children to continue investigative work without constant interruptions and transitions.

 

There are however, appointments that we must keep, such as lunch, rest, school beginnings and school endings.

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Preschool

Capacity

Ratio

Hours

30 months to 6 years

30

1 to 8

7:30 - 6:00

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FDK 1 & 2

Capacity

Ratio

Hours

44 months to 7 years

52

1 to 13

7:30 - 9:15

3:45 - 6:00

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School Age

Capacity

Ratio

Hours

68 months to 13 years

30

1 to 15

7:30 - 9:15

3:45 - 6:00

 

Preschool Schedule:

7:30am - 9:00am

Welcome Parents and children into the Centre and free Exploration. Children are encouraged to choose activities ,teachers circulate between rooms, observing and guiding experiences. Snack is available; children are encouraged to eat, but not made to. Children are able to recognize when they are hungry thus encouraging self-regulation.

9:00am - 9:30am

Tidy Up and Washroom

9:30am - 10:30am

Junior Preschool Meeting. The children and teachers explore the possibilities of a project through conversation, debate and hands on activities. Through this dialogue our curriculum is born. Studio. An extension of the meeting, where children are given an opportunity to express thoughts and feelings through various mediums. Children are able to express new found knowledge through, drawing, painting, and sculpture. Our Atelerista will take a small group from both the junior and senior groups. Senior Preschool: Outdoor Exploration is an extension of the curriculum; the children test the endless possibilities of nature.

10:30am - 11:20am

Junior Preschool: Outdoor Exploration. An extension of the curriculum; the children test the   endless possibilities of nature. Senior Preschool: The children and teachers explore the possibilities of a project through conversation, debate and hands on activities. Through this dialogue our curriculum is born.

11:20am

Washroom and Diaper Change/Junior Preschool in from outdoors/Senior Preschool Tidy.

11:30am - 11:50am

Re-visit. Reminisce about the morning experiences and negotiate further possibilities. Children participate in a music or story reading experience.

11:50am - 12:20pm

Lunch. The children eat, drink and make merry!

12:20pm - 12:30pm

Washroom. Children use the washroom and wash their hands and faces before entering the sleep room.

12:30pm - 2:30pm

Rest. An opportunity to relax and reflect.

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Wake-Up/Snack/Washroom/Free Exploration Snack is available: Children are encouraged to eat but not made to. Children are free to explore the environment, work in the studio or further explore project work. 

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Outdoor Exploration. Extension of the curriculum, the children test the endless possibilities of nature. Children taken outside in small groups.

4:30pm - 4:45pm

Washroom Routine.

4:45pm - 5:20pm

Stories/Music. Stories and active songs. We re-visit the day’s events and informally plan for tomorrow.

5:20pm - 6:00pm

Third Snack is offered.

6:00pm

Preparation for parent arrival. Quiet activities such as drawing, books, and puzzles are encouraged to aid in the smooth transition from school to home.

Please note outdoors times may vary depending on weather conditions. In warm weather we tend to stay outside longer, in colder weather we may limit our outdoor times Please note that outdoor times are adjusted according to the season, daylight saving time and weather conditions. In the warm weather we may stay outside longer and in the cold weather we may shorten our outdoor time due to cold temperatures and hours of daylight. Monday through Friday: Children spend time in the Studio with HaeNa our Atelerista.


If Children are unable to go outside due to inclement weather they will participate in indoor physical activities( in the classroom or in the back hallway) such as Ba Juan Jin, Wii Dance, Yoga,  rainbow fun, active games and or music and movement. Please see posted list for all activities on bulletin Board.


Children who do not sleep during rest time will be provided with quiet activities.


COVID-19: During the COVID crisis, routines may be varied to accommodate changing protocols. Currently children will not be permitted to serve themselves snack or lunch. All food will be served by staff. No outside food or drink will be permitted into the centre.

 

FDK Schedule 1:

7:30am - 8:30am

Program Opens, Arrival, Attendance.

Free Choice Activities

7:30am - 8:30am

Snack, children are encouraged but not made to eat.

8:30am

Tidy Up and prepare story.

8:40am

Escort children to respective classrooms.

3:10pm

Arrival, Attendance/ Children Sign in.

3:15pm - 3:30pm

Washroom/ Wash hands/ Quiet Reading: Gathering of children and teachers. Children get ready to go outside. 

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Outdoor Exploration: Children have the opportunity to extend their outdoor exploration if they wish 

4:00pm - 4:15pm

Come back to classroom. Washroom/ Wash hands/ Quiet Reading 

4:15pm - 4:30pm

Group Meeting & Oral Reading: We share thoughts, feelings, and ideas about our afternoon activities. We also partake in an F.Y. I. for staff and children alike! A chapter or two is read from the novel of choice. 

4:30pm - 5:20pm

Open Snack/ Free Exploration & Project Work: Children have the opportunity to work together and with teachers on projects that they have developed. 

5:20pm - 5:40pm

Washroom/ Hand washing/ Tidy Up 

5:40pm - 6:00pm

Group Games/ Story reading in the FDK1 classroom 

FDK Schedule 2:

7:30am - 8:30am

Program Opens, Arrival, Attendance.

Free Choice Activities

7:30am - 8:30am

Snack, children are encouraged but not made to eat.

8:30am

Tidy Up and prepare story.

8:40am

Escort children to respective classrooms.

3:10pm

Arrival, Attendance/Children Sign in.

3:15pm - 3:30pm

Washroom/Wash hands/Snack/Quiet Reading: Gathering of children and teachers. Children snack and catch up on the day's events with their friends. 

3:30pm - 3:50pm

Group Meeting & Oral Reading: We share thoughts feelings and ideas about our afternoon activities. We also partake in an F. Y. I. for staff and children alike! A chapter or two is read from the novel of choice. 

3:50pm - 4:00pm

Washroom/Wash hands prior to outdoor time. 

4:00pm - 4:30pm

Outdoor Exploration: Children have the opportunity to extend their outdoor exploration if they wish. 

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Free Exploration & Project Work: Children have the opportunity to work together and with teachers on projects they have developed. (Children participate in weekly clubs: Cooking on Tuesday, Craft on Wednesday, Science on Thursday. All activities are planned and implemented by the group.) 

5:30pm - 6:00pm

Third Snack, Quiet Activities' such as reading, puzzles/Parent Arrival.

Times and schedule are subject to change based on cues from children. FDK 2 children work with our Atelerista on Tuesdays from 3:30 - 5:-30. FDK2 children participate in Multi sports with Quang every other Wednesday in the gym. Please note that outdoor times may vary due to weather conditions, changing of seasons, including daylight savings time, extreme cold during the winter months, and rain in the fall and spring and humidex warnings in the summer. If unable to go outside the children will participate in active group games from a lengthy list brainstormed by children in the program space or hallway.

 

School-Age Schedule:

7:30am - 8:00am

Attendance/ Arrival/ Quiet Activities/ Morning Snack.

8:00am - 8:45am

Active Games (Indoor or outdoor depending on children’s choice)

8:45am - 9:00am

Join school children at Entrance #3 (if outside)

9:00am

Dismissed to classes

3:45pm

Attendance Taken/ Children sign-in/ Use the washroom/ Wash hands.

3:45pm - 4:00pm

Welcome and Snack. Gathering of children and teachers. Children snack and catch up on the day’s events with their friends.

4:00pm - 4:20pm

Meeting and Oral Reading. Children and Staff share thoughts, feelings and ideas about our afternoon activities. We also partake in an F.Y.I. for staff and children alike! A chapter or two is read from the novel of choice.

4:20pm - 4:30pm

Washroom/Wash hands prior to outdoor time. Children are able to use the washroom in a buddy system as needed.

4:30pm - 5:00pm

Outdoor Exploration. Our day’s activities include hockey, soccer, tennis or just plain hanging out with friends. Children may vote to continue with indoor activities, if so outdoor activities will be tabled for another day.

5:00pm - 5:45pm

Collaborative group or individual work. The children have the opportunity to work together with each other and with the teachers on projects they have developed. They are also free to choose individual activities such as homework or whatever else may interest them.

5:45pm - 6:00pm

Group Games. The children may choose any active game from the lengthy list of games they have brainstormed.

6:00pm

Pick up.

The school age children work with our Atelerista on Wednesdays from 4:00 – 5:30.

 

Please note that outdoor times may vary due to weather conditions, changing of seasons, including daylight saving time, extreme cold during the winter months, rain in the Fall and Spring and humidex warnings in the summer. If children are unable to go outside, gross motor activities will be conducted in the gym.

 

During COVID the children will be served snack by teaching snack, no self-serve. The children will be socially distanced as much as possible when in the gym and outdoors.