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Programs & Schedules

The Center uses the Maryland State Department of Education approved Core Knowledge Curriculum.

This curriculum is for children 2 to 5 years old and is specifically designed to provide your child with a solid foundation for Kindergarten and beyond.

The Core Knowledge Preschool Program is based on scientific research about how young children learn, as well as research on the best preschool practices from around the world.

We are excited to offer this program to our children. For more information go to http://www.coreknowledge.org and you will receive a copy of the curriculum at registration.

Daily Activities

The Core of Knowledge Curriculum includes the components for the following daily activities:

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Math Readiness
  • Phonics
  • Music and Singing
  • Language Arts
  • Free Play
  • Storytelling
  • Science
  • Problem Solving
  • Outdoor Play
  • Fine Motor Activities
  • Dramatic Play Circle Time

*Maryland State Department of Education Child Care Licensing requires children to play outdoors daily.

Daily Schedule 2-5 year olds

Our day begins upon arrival of the first child and ends upon the departure of the last child each day. Children will be encouraged, but will never be forced to participate in any activity.

  • 6:30-8:00 amArrival/Free Play
  • 8:00-8:15 amHand washing/Breakfast Preparation
  • 8:15-8:45 amBreakfast - The children who arrive prior to 8:45 will be served breakfast.
  • 8:45-9:15 amCircle Time
  • 9:15-9:30 amPreparation for Learning Centers
  • 9:30-10:15 amArt and Learning Centers - Activities are both teacher initiated and child initiated.
  • 10:15-10:30 amToileting/Preparation for Indoor/Outdoor Free Play
  • 10:30-11:15 amStorytelling
  • 11:45-12:00 pmHand washing and Lunch Preparation
  • 12:00-12:45 pmLunch
  • 12:45-1:00 pmToileting and preparation for Nap
  • 1:00-3:00 pmNap
  • 3:00-3:15 pmWake Up/Toileting
  • 3:15-3:45 pmAfternoon Snack
  • 3:45-4:45 pmIndoor/Outdoor Free Play
  • 4:45-5:15 pmStorytelling
  • 5:15-6:30 pmDeparture - Fine Motor activities, table games and arts and crafts.

Before and afterschool Program

A well planned, well supervised program is provided for school - aged children at the center.

All children will be taken to and picked up from the bus stop daily. If you pick up your child early from their school, Please notify the center so we know not to expect them after school.

Before and afterschool Daily Classroom Schedule

  • 2:00-2:30 pmArrival
  • 2:30-3:30 pmHomework/Snack
  • 3:30-4:00 pmStory Telling
  • 4:00-5:30 pmIndoor/Outdoor Free Play
  • 5:30-6:30 pmDeparture/Independent Activities

Special Events

  • Harvest Party
  • Christmas Party/Gift Exchange
  • Book Fair
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Valentine's Party
  • Photographs (Fall/Spring)

Educational Field Trips

The center coordinates field trips with the unit of study in each classroom. Our exciting field trips include:

  • Baltimore Zoo
  • Annapolis
  • Baltimore Aquarium
  • Children's Museum
  • Local Parks
  • Science Center