Daily Routine at Friendly Forest

Each preschool session is structured with predictable routines that provide the child with a sense of security and competence.

The program is flexible. The same things happen more or less the same time everyday. The emphasis is on routine rather than sticking rigidly to times. If changes are made the children are told beforehand so that they still feel in charge.

The daily routine is as follows:


Children are greeted individually as they arrive. They may stop for a hug or to tell or show us something. Parents exchange last minute information with us concerning pick up, past illness, etc. before leaving as quickly and quietly as possible.

Creative play

Children engage in activities in the different areas of the classroom, freely choosing what they would like to do. This is the most important part of the session for your child. We allot this part of the session the longest time.

Snack time

Children wash their hands before sitting and eating their shared snack.

Tidy-up time

Children are encouraged to help tidy the classroom and put the equipment away.

Circle time/Story time

Teachers and children gather together for circle time and story.

Outdoor Time/Gym

Rain or shine!


Parents pick up children from outdoor area.