Adirondack Kids R Us

Adirondack Kids R Us Programs

Infant Program Schedule

Each infant is on his/her own schedule which will change as the child develops. Feeding, playtime, and naptimes are therefore not scheduled for the full group. Staff will accommodate each child's needs based on observation, knowledge of the child's individual patterns, and daily reports from parents.

The following activities will be scheduled daily at appropriate times for each child:

1) Teacher supervised exploration using a variety of materials
2) Outside play (weather permitting)
3) Music, songs, games
4) Reading
5) Large Motor activities

Toddler Program Schedule

7:15 Arrivals begin. Varies per family
8:20 Free Play/Diaper Check/Clean up
9:15 Circle Time/Stories/Activity
9:30 Snack
10:00 Clean Up/Wash Up/Diaper Check
10:15 Gross Motor Activities/Outside (weather permitting)
11:15 Wash Up/Clean Up/Diaper Check/Prepare for Lunch
11:30 Lunch
12:00 Clean Up/Wash Up/Cots Ready
12:15 Quiet Time/Stories
12:45 Diapers Checked/Bathroom/Settle Down
1:00 Nap time
3:00 Wake-up/Diaper Change/Free Play
3:15 Snack
3:45 Group Activities: Art/Music/Rhythm/Games
4:30 Free Play/Gross Motor
5:00 Clean Up/Diaper Check/Prepare for Departure

Universal Prekindergarten Information

Since 1998, the Saranac Lake Central School District has contracted with Kids R Us to offer UPK services to children who will be 4 years of age on/before December 1 of each calendar year.

Age eligible children must be residents of the Saranac Lake Central School District.

In March of each calendar year applications will be mailed from the district to all families living within the district.

Children who receive entrance into the program will receive UPK services FREE OF CHARGE during the established hours of the program at Kids R Us.

Families who require child care before/after the UPK program can opt to enroll for a fee in the Kids R Us all day option.

A separate fee will be established for the part time care required before/after the UPK program. This is an option that most families find convenient and affordable. Please inquire at the center office.

**For more information regarding the Universal PreKindergarten Program at Kids R Us please call the center.

Universal Pre-Kindergarten & Preschool 3 & 4 Year Old Schedule

7:15 ` Children begin to arrive ***arrival times vary per family***
8:20 Gross Motor Activity/Games/Group Skills
9:00 Pick Up/Wash Up/ UPK CHILDREN ARRIVE
9:15 Snack
10:00 Circle Time/Calendar/Show and Tell/Songs
10:45 Art Projects/Activity Center
11:30 Pick Up/Wash Up/Prepare for Lunch
11:45 Lunch
12:15 Clean Up/Prepare for Outside Play (weather permitting)
12:30 Inside/Outside Free Play
**Universal Pre-Kindergarten departure 11:30
1:00 Quiet Time- Rest Period/Nap/Story
3:00 Wash Up/Prepare for Snack
3:15 Snack
3:45 Group/Learning Activity
4:30 Free Play/Gross Motor
5:15 Prepare for Departure

REST PERIOD
Children will be encouraged to rest for a period of time during the afternoon. Those children who need a nap will have a quiet area to sleep. Children, of an appropriate age, who do not sleep, will be expected to rest quietly.

School Age Schedule

2:30 Arrivals begin, free play
3:15 Snack
3:30 Art activities, computers, special projects
4:00 Outside play (weather permitting)
5:00 Table activities, board games, homework
5:30 Departure

Full Day Program

7:15 Arrivals begin, free play
9:00 Snack
9:30 Circle time
10:00 Planned activity time (art, cooking, group activities, special guests)
11:00 Cleanup
11:15 Outside Play/Indoor activities
12:15 Lunch
1:00 Stories, silent reading, music tapes, quiet activities, or rest
3:00 Snack
3:30 Outside Play for free play
4:30 Special helpers (read stories to younger children)
5:30 Departures

School Age Goals

The School Age Program will provide a safe, stimulating, happy and healthy environment for the School Age child. In order to achieve these goals, the program will address individual needs. A variety of choices will be provided involving hands on concrete experiences. Arts and crafts, music, storytime, sports activities, field trips, etc... Children will be offered the choice of supervised outdoor play, homework time, or afternoon projects.

The classroom will provide opportunities for informal socialization and small group activities, larger group activities, and quiet places for individual time.

(What To Bring) Parents Must Provide:* Program Specific

INFANTS/TODDLERS:

  • Sufficient supply of filled bottles if the child is still using them. Bottles should be labeled with the child's first and last name
  • Sufficient supply of diapers in a labeled container.
  • Diaper wipes, powder, cream, Vaseline, etc...- labeled
  • Two changes of clothing- labeled in indelible ink
  • Small notebook for parent/staff communication

PRESCHOOL/SCHOOL AGE:

  • One change of clothing- labeled in indelible ink
  • Parents will be summoned from their class, home, or place of employment, if they fail to provide their child with the required items listed.

ALL PARENTS MAY PROVIDE:

  • A blanket or large towel for rest time (security blanket)
  • A favorite toy, stuffed animal, or doll for nap time- please label
  • Appropriate videos and books
* All parents are asked to donate 2 boxes of disinfecting wipes and tissues per month.
Curriculum

Our center believes that a high quality early childhood program provides a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of young children while responding to the needs of families. A curriculum that focused on age appropriateness and individual appropriateness.

INFANTS/TODDLERS: Infants and toddlers learn by experiencing the environment through their senses (seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, and feeling), by physically moving around, and through social interaction. The importance of the adult role working with infants/toddlers is vital. Warm, positive relationships between adult and child help to foster a sense of trust. Ample opportunities will be provided for infants/toddlers to practice new skills. Toddlers need simple books, pictures, puzzles, and music. They also need ample space for gross motor activities.

PRESCHOOLERS: The curriculum for preschool age children three, four, and five year olds will emphasize language, activity, and movement, with a focus on large motor activity. Dramatic play, wheel toys, climbers, puzzles, blocks, and opportunities to talk and listen to stories. Experience with scissors, art, manipulative, and cooking activities will also be provided. Exposure to a print rich environment will be emphasized.

ALL AGE LEVELS: Children of all ages need uninterrupted periods of time to become involved and select individual activities. All young children need daily outdoor play to use large motor skills, learn about outdoor environments, and run freely. This includes field trips to a variety of age appropriate destinations.

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