A Typical Day at CPI
Arrival and getting settled in school: play time with manipulative toys, puzzles, floor toys, and play dough, providing opportunity for fine motor development.
Circle: discussion with children about the topic of the day. Explanation of the center activities, daily choices, calendar, weather discussion, Leader of the Day, and show and tell.
Center time: participation in a wide variety of centers within the rooms to include dramatic play, manipulative toys, arts and crafts, blocks, books, science activities, games, sensory activities, and puzzles.
Clean up, hand washing, set up for snack.
Stories: to include flannel board, puppet activities, and stories on tape.
Snack: a nutritious snack and drink are provided by the helping parent or the leader of the day.
Music: to include songs, finger plays, rhythms, playing instruments, dancing, and singing.
Outdoor play (weather permitting) or indoor large motor activities.