Daily Schedule

Day in the Life of a Castle Island Student

Sample schedule for 3 to 6 years olds:

7:30-8:15 Before Care

Children play with toys and read books.

8:15-8:30 Arrival

Children store personal items and greet their teachers and classmates.


8:30-11:30 Morning Session

Staff and children participate in Morning Meeting in English with personal news, weather, songs, and a group lesson followed by the first work cycle: children choose hands-on work from the shelves to explore and practice concepts and skills in math, English and Spanish language arts, geography, history, science, self-care and practical life. The teachers give individualized lessons. Children prepare and serve their own snack during this time. This session concludes with a repeat of Morning Meeting is Spanish.


11:30-12:00 Lunch

Children bring their lunches from their cubbies that they have brought from home and eat with friends at small tables in the classroom; they work together to clean up and prepare for reading and rest time.

12:00-1:00 Recess

Children have play time outside in the courtyard or inside in the auditorium.


1:00-3:00 Rest time

Younger children usually sleep for a nap while older children have a 15 minute rest and then are invited to quietly begin the Afternoon Session.


1:15-3:15 Afternoon Session

Children participate in the second work cycle (see description above) and, are dismissed at 3:15. 

3:15-5:30 After Care

Children have a snack, play time outside in the courtyard or inside in the auditorium.  

To have another language is to possess a second soul.


— Charlemagne

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