Daily Routine

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
Montessori work
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
Circle time
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
Lunch
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
Outdoor play

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 pm
First pick up

2:30 pm – 3 pm
Snack

3 pm to 4 pm
Afternoon program; it varies depending on the day of the week:
Monday: creative story telling
Tuesday: arts and crafts
Wednesday: science
Thursday: german
Friday: NO afternoon classes

4 pm to 4:30 pm
Free play, individual games and pick up

Extra program:
– 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.