Camp Fire’s goal is to provide children with enriching experiences through developmentally appropriate teaching practices following the framework of the Developmentally Appropriate Practices book. This ensures each child’s individual needs are met and set the foundation for future development. Camp Fire recognizes the importance of children’s earliest relationships and has embraced the nationally recognized Conscious Discipline program. This comprehensive program empowers children as they develop self-regulatory strategies and promotes a classroom community model.
Infant schedules are set by the parents with the support of the Camp Fire staff because infant needs and schedules vary.
Below is a sample of a daily routine for our older children (18 months - 5 years) in the center. This is only an example and details are modified to provide developmentally appropriate practices by room, age and interests of children.
Daily Routine: Example
• Clean-up, water breaks, and potty times are on-going and as needed
• Center activities and experiences include, but are not limited to: science, process-oriented art, wood working, reading/literacy, writing, home-living, blocks, math-manipulative
6:30-8:30 a.m. Arrival/ Centers (prepared table-top activities & enriched centers)
8:30-9:00 a.m. Family Style Breakfast
9:00-9:15 a.m. Bathroom/diaper change
9:15-9:45 a.m. Large Group Circle Time followed by Centers
(prepared table-top activities & enriched centers)
9:45-10:30 a.m. Outside Time / Gross Motor Activity
10:30-11:00 a.m. Transition and bathroom
11:00- 11:30 a.m. Reading
11:30 a.m.-Noon Family Style lunch
12:15-2:30 p.m. Nap
2:35-3:00 p.m. Wake Up / Clean Up/ Transition to Snack
3:00-4:00 p.m. Outside Time / Gross Motor Activity followed by diaper changing
4:00-4:30 p.m. Afternoon group circle time
4:30-6 p.m. Centers (prepared table-top activities & enriched centers)