Value of Schedules and Routines for your Child
At Star Montessori, we strive to create a safe, fun, and organized environment for your child to thrive in.
Our teachers work hard to maintain routines for your child to follow and adapt to in order to facilitate
their development. Young children aren’t typically looking at the clock and focusing on how the day is
passing, in turn their activities and routines allow them to understand their time.
When children are aware of this routine, they feel a sense of calm and security in knowing what is
expected during the day. A child is able to focus on learning and not worry about what will happen next.
Routines and schedules are a crucial part for successful childcare.
Simple things like a lunch time routine allows a child to engage in conversation with their peers and
build their vocabulary, some children who may typically be pickier eaters may also be inclined to try
more foods their peers are eating.
Nap time is an opportunity for them to rest their brains and recharge, as well as giving their growing
bodies some rest. Toddlers need rest 12-14 hours a day including a 1-3 hour nap. Preschoolers need rest
11-12 hours a day including a 1-2 hour nap. This is simply a guideline, the main point to drive home is
that kids need rest and to incorporate it in their schedule to avoid fuss.
At Star a same routine for your child may be as follows:
- Your child arrives at daycare between 6:30am-9:00am. They may have breakfast and play with a
few quiet toys as everyone is arriving and getting settled.
- Between the hours of 9:00 am- 11:00 am your child will most likely engage in activities, art,
sensory activities and story time, Older children will go out to recess.
- Around the hours of 11-12 pm lunch is served.
12-2 nap times, soft music and maybe a story is read at this time.
When children wake, diapers are changed for smaller children, bathroom times, and snack
- 2-4 outdoor times take place, activities indoors, different centers and art projects.
4-6pm quite activities, and prepare for departure times
If you aren’t sure of your child’s routine or need more information feel free to reach out to us at any
time. We encourage a routine outside of school as well to ensure children are growing and focused on
the task at hand. Studies have shown this allows children to be more independent and develop all the
necessary social skills they will need!