A Typical Day at CPI

Drop Off

15 Minutes
Arrival and getting settled in school: play time with manipulative toys, puzzles, floor toys, and play dough, providing opportunity for fine motor development.

15 Minutes
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.

1 Hour
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.

10 Minutes
Clean up, hand washing, set up for snack.

15 Minutes
Stories: to include flannel board, puppet activities, and stories on tape.

20 Minutes
Snack: a nutritious snack and drink are provided by the helping parent or the leader of the day.

15 Minutes
Music: to include songs, finger plays, rhythms, playing instruments, dancing, and singing.

15 Minutes
Outdoor play (weather permitting) or indoor large motor activities.


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