Here is an overview of the Rainbow Preschool e.V. daily routine which gives children a feeling of stability:
7:30 am – 9:00 am
Arrival of children, welcome, open play
9:00 am – 11:00 am
The teachers prepare an individual curriculum for each child. They show the children how to work with the materials in the different areas of the classroom (math, language, sensory, lifestyle, culture). They work by themselves or in small groups. During this time, teachers provide the children with a snack. However, the snack does not replace a nutritious breakfast at home!
11 am – 11:30 am
The children sing songs, practice group performances and hear stories on current issues, events, seasons etc. Children have the opportunity to talk and exchange ideas.
11:30 am – 12 pm
The children say a special thank you dictum and then eat together. After the meal, the children help to clean up.
12 pm – 12:30 pm
Second circle time
Singing of favorite songs and reading stories.
1 pm – 2:15 pm
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 pm
First pick up
2:30 pm – 3 pm
3 pm to 4 pm
Afternoon program; it varies depending on the day of the week:
Monday: creative story telling
Tuesday: arts and crafts
Thursday and Friday: sports
4 pm to 4:30 pm
Free play, individual games and pick up
– once a week, the in-house library is open for the children
– weekly music lessons by an external teacher
– monthly trip to the city library to attend the English reading program
In addition, our team is planning monthly topics (e.g. space, kings and queens, transport, food, cultures, et cetera). After all the new children have settled in well (from about January of each year) we organize monthly trips to museums, exhibitions, farms etc.