Planning is essential as it avoids the risk of total improvisation when caring for children and avoids idle time, which is often conducive to group disorganisation. Planning should be flexible and contain the broad outlines of the day's, week's or month's program according to themes that often depend on the seasons, holidays and events. We always have a plan B if the educator loses the children's attention and interest.
Activity planning must affect the child's overall development by balancing energies (motor activity - quiet activity). There are several activities we plan to subscribe to in order to help our educators in their planning process.
|Language development||Chat: The theme of the month (jobs: Doctor, builder)
Reading: Read the story and ask questions : What is it about and why?
Rhyme: At the doctor's office
|Cognitive development||Counting||Sort objects according to 4 colors||Identify images/pictures||Classify shapes according to 3 sizes|
|Socio-emotional development||Collective game : Imitating the doctor's profession|
|Overall motor skills||Movements: Overall motor skills according to the observation grid
Jump up front to 20cm
Throwing and catching the ball
Outing : in the courtyard depending on the weather (e.g snow)
|Autonomy||Work : Dress on your own|
|Fine motor skills||Coloring||Modelling paste||Tracing and coloring : graphics||Number: 911||DIY: A house (construction)|
Each day : 2 free play periods
TYPE OF EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
From 18 months to 5 years old
- Free activity: This is an activity chosen by the children according to their preferences. For example: block corner, coloring or looking at a book)
- Directed activity: This is an activity that requires instructions or directives to be followed to reach a goal. For example: (mask of tinkering)
- Small group activity: It is when children gather to listen to a tale on an audio cassette or to play in the sandbox.
- Activity in large groups: It is a small group activity during a rhyme learning or to participate in a talk.
- Waiting activity: It is an activity used especially when waiting for your turn.
- Routine activity: This is a regular activity that includes hygiene care, meals, snacks, naps, hospitality and departure.
- Transitional activity: It is an activity that bridges two other activities (It can be a song, a gesture, a riddle...)
- Thematic day: This is a special day different from everyday life, usually linked to a theme that allows children and educational staff to fully enjoy a celebration or event that promotes socialization and entertainment (Halloween Decoration, Valentine's Day, Pajama Day...). This is a great opportunity to involve families and the community.
The calendar of annual activities
We organize educational outings linked to a theme, for example (apples, sugar shack...) or simply fun (recreational library).
The outings always provide children the opportunity to explore, discover and learn.
For outings, we always use school transportation (yellow).