DAILY ROUTINE

Each of our education rooms are individual, unique and tailored to suit the age and development stage of your child. Our rooms are filled full of laughter, fun and high-quality educational resources. Our educational program and routine take into consideration the diversity of the educators, children, families and the wider community.

At Big Bear Academy we believe that there should be structured choices in a child’s daily routine.

When your child arrives at the centre, they will spend time in the Boo Boo Room until 8.30am after which the children are then moved into their designated classrooms to prepare for the day, using circle time to go over the day’s plans and topics.

By starting every day with circle time, our children know what to expect every morning and understand what is to come throughout the day. When something becomes routine or familiar to young children, they are more engaged learners and begin to develop good habits that are a beneficial foundation for both school and home.

Circle time also establishes a sense of community as our children greet each other and learn awareness of others. This kind of interaction helps to enhance social skills and awareness that each child is valued as a member of the group. Children are always curious and circle time is also a good opportunity for them to ask questions.

As we encourage fluid learning, each day the routine changes based on the needs and wants of the children and weather conditions. Generally, your child can expect to experience the following:

YOGI ROOM – (3 years to 6 years)

7:00AMOPEN
7:00-8:00AMBREAKFAST
8:00-9:30AMINDOOR ACTIVITIES/CRAFT
9:30-10:00AMMORNING TEA
10:00-11:00AMINDOOR & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES/CRAFT
11:00AM-12:00PMGROUP TIME
12:00 – 12:30PMLUNCH
12:30-1:30PMREST TIME
1:30-2:30PMSCHOOL READINESS FOR PRESCHOOLERS
2:30-3:00PMAFTERNOON TEA
3:00-4:30PMINDOOR & OUTDOOR PLAY
4:30PMLATE SNACK
5:00PMQUIET PLAY
6:00PMCLOSE

BOO BOO ROOM (16months to 3 years)

7:00AMOPEN
7:00-8:00AMBREAKFAST
8:00-9:30AMINDOOR ACTIVITIES/CRAFT
9:30-10:00AMMORNING TEA
10:00-11:00AMINDOOR & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES/CRAFT
11:00AM-12:00PMGROUP TIME
12:00 – 12:30PMLUNCH
12:30-2:30PMREST TIME OR QUIET PLAY
2:30-3:00PMAFTERNOON TEA
3:00-4:30PMINDOOR & OUTDOOR PLAY
4:30PMLATE SNACK
5:00PMQUIET PLAY
6:00PMCLOSE