Little Hopes maintains hours of operation from 8:00am-5:30pm Monday-Friday.
Our children learn best when given the opportunity to grow in all possible ways, especially intellectually and physically. Therefore, it is vital that our children are offered snacks and meals that will promote healthy development. Little Hopes participates in the Yours For Children, Inc. food program ensuring that healthy, balanced, nutritious meals are offered daily to your child. While in program care, your child will receive breakfast, morning snack, lunch, and an afternoon snack. Little Hopes is sensitive to dietary restrictions and/or allergies and will happily accommodate these needs with Individual Food Plans.
The program will be closed for two one week periods to allow for vacations, renovations, and regular maintenance. Although the specific dates will change yearly, these weeks will be during the last week of December and the last week of August. Little Hopes observes the following holidays:
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King Day
- President’s Day
- Patriot’s Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Columbus Day
- Veteran’s Day
- Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day
While the curriculum is child-centered and interest driven, the daily schedule follows a predictable routine that allows a sense of stability and consistency for children. With slight variations, the daily schedule is as follows:
8:00-8:30 am Arrival/Free Play/Hand Washing/Toileting
8:30-8:55 am Breakfast
8:55-9:15 am Morning Meeting
9:15-10:15 am Outdoor Play
10:15-10:30 am Hand Washing/Morning Snack
10:30-11:50 am Choice Time
11:50-12:00 pm Hand Washing/Toileting
12:00-12:30 pm Lunch
12:30-12:45 pm Story Time
12:45-3:00 pm Rest Time
3:00-3:40 pm Pack up/Free Play/Busy Bags
3:40-4:00 pm Hand Washing/Toileting/Afternoon Snack
4:00-4:30 pm Weekly Specials
4:30-5:30 pm Outdoor Play/Free Play/Goodbyes……………………….
*Weekly Specials include Letter of the Week (Monday), Music (Tuesday), Author of The Month (Wednesday), Character Education (Thursday), and Yoga and Movement (Friday). Weekly specials will be held outdoors weather permitting.