A daily program plan of activities and experiences must be posted and available at all times to any parent of an enrolled child. Any variation of the daily program plan must be noted in a daily written record kept for this purpose.
The daily program plan of activities must be varied and flexible. It must include the following:
- activities appropriate for the development levels of the enrolled children:
- group and individual activities;
- activities designed to promote gross and fine motor skills, language and cognitive, social and emotional development;
- active and quiet play;
- some activities which are offered for several days to allow all children the opportunity to explore and participate;
- consideration for the varied ages within the group and the needs of the individual child;
- a balance between opportunities for creative exploration and structure.
- Provide activities and experiences that reflect the diversity of the children and the community.
- Offer play materials that encourage exploration and provide appropriate challenges.
- Include open-ended toys and materials.
- Rotate materials and equipment regularly.
- Plan age-appropriate activities and experiences which reflect a fundamental knowledge of child development; how children grow and develop in all areas.
- Provide children with a variety of age appropriate choices and freedom.
Each child over 18 months of age up to and including 5 years that is in attendance for six hours or more in a day must have a rest period not exceeding two hours in length following the mid-day meal.
A child under 44 months of age as of August 31 of the year and who is unable to sleep during the rest period should not be kept in bed for longer than one hour and should be permitted to engage in quiet activities.
Each child under 30 months of age that is in attendance for six hours or more in a day must spend up to two hours each day outdoors for play or walk in a stroller or both weather permitting, unless a physician or parent of the child advises otherwise in writing.
An outdoor program plan should include a variety of activities.