7:30 to 9:00: Child Directed Activities:
A variety of Child Directed activities will be offered daily incorporating a balance of subjects such as Science, Math, Language and Art. In addition to these daily activities children will have the opportunity to explore the following learning centers:
9:00 to 10:00: Teacher Directed Activities: Specific developmentally appropriate lessons will be offered at two activity tables which focus on well rounded academic and developmental skills such as activities that encourage fine motor development, crossing
the mid line for pre reading, spacial relationships, counting, writing, storytelling art, science activities etc. Children will have the option of participating in these activities or continuing with child directed learning centers. Children enrolled in Pre K will have completed activities tracked on learning cards.
10:00 to 10:30: Art and Enrichment:
Yoga and music classes offered once a week and daily teacher directed art projects offered at this time.
10:30 to 11:00: Snack
11:00 to 11:30: Circle Time:
Calendar, Music, Movement, Topic, Meditation, Story
*Note: Younger children with shorter attention spans may leave circle time early
11:30 to 12:15: Outside Play
12:15 to 1:00: Lunch (Note: younger children may eat lunch and begin nap earlier)
1:00 to 1:30: Outside Play ( younger children will be taking nap at this time)
1:30 to 2:00: Bedtime Stories
2:00 to 3:30: Nap Time (If children sound asleep may sometimes go to 4:00 for wake up time.)
3:30 to 4:00: Snack Time 4:00 to 5:30 : Outside play (if it’s a really sunny day may go to 6:00)
5:30 to 6:00: Inside afternoon art projects and child directed learning centers
Quesadillas with Whole Wheat Tortillas
Bean, Cheese and Brown Rice Burritos
Meatless Nuggets and Dip
Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwiches with Fresh Organic Whole Wheat
Brown Rice Cakes and Fruit
Fresh Organic Whole Wheat Bread with Butter and Honey and Fresh Fruit
Brown Rice Crackers or Whole Wheat Crackers with Fresh Fruit
Whole Wheat Sesame Sticks with Fresh Fruit
Veggie Soup with Brown Rice Noodles
Brown Rice Pudding with Bananas, Raisins, Vanilla Soy Milk and Honey
Cucumber Sandwiches with Fresh Light Rye
Egg Salad Sandwiches with Fresh Organic Whole Wheat (a Vegan Mayo substitute is used)
Fresh Seeded Sourdough Bread and Cheese
Spinach and Feta Whole Wheat Pizza
Apples and Cheese
Brown Rice Seaweed Chips with Fresh Fruit
French Toast with Organic Whole Wheat and Maple Syrup
Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Organic Whole Wheat
*Note: All organic fruit and whole foods served. Sponsored by La Farine Bakery
on east 14th; Freshly baked organic whole wheat bread and freshly baked French
bread served from this bakery.
Music class offered once a week. Experienced music teacher Donna Cowan visits once a week to offer music classes featuring a variety of song, dance and musical instruments.
Yoga Class offered once a week with Susan Franke, our morning teacher.
Field Trips offered once a month to offer opportunities for more hands on multi sensory learning that support monthly themes such as Farm, Ocean, Transportation, Space etc.
Social Events: Harmony House offers a minimum of one social event a month where all families are encouraged to attend and experience their community. Events include multi cultural dinner, fantasy costume parties, winter holiday celebrations, Fathers Day BBQ, Mothers Day Tea and many more.
Date Night: Harmony House Offers one Saturday a Month from 6:00 to 10:00 as an opportunity for families to go out on dates while we spend time with the children at our center. Dinner is served for the children, followed by a Nature walk and a Movie. A movie snack is also served.
Parent Classes: Harmony House also offers parent workshops and classes at their transformative arts, healing center called The Conscious Collective which offers a wide variety of activities, classes and special events designed to support a healthy balance of mind, body and spirit for our community.
September: Farm Life and Harvesting
Field Trip: Arden Wood Farms
Family Social Event: Back to School night
October: Fantasy and Fairy Tales
Field Trip: Pumpkin Patch
Family Social Event: Fantasy Costume Party
November: Cultures around the World
Field Trip: Oakland Museum
Family Social Event: Multi-cultural Pot Luck Dinner
December: Giving , Receiving and Emotions
Field Trip: No field trip scheduled
Family Social Event: Holiday Party
January: Planets, Space, Stars and Galaxies
Field Trip: Chabot Space and Science Center
Family Social Event: Star Gazing Pajama Party
February: Love, emotions and all about me
Field Trip: Moca children’s art museum
Family Social Event: Valentine Party
March: Birds and Insects
Field Trip: Lindsay Museum
Family Social Event: First Day of Spring Garden Party
April: Pond Life, Reptiles and Amphibians
Field Trip: Steinhart Aquarium
Family Social Event: Earth Day Celebration
May: Flowers, Plants and Gardens
Field Trip: Tilden Park Botanical Gardens
Family Social Event: Mother’s Day Tea
June: Wild Animals
Field Trip: Oakland Zoo
Family Social Event: Fathers Day BBQ
July: Sea Life
Field Trip: Crown Memorial Beach in Alameda
Family Social Event: World Peace Day
Field Trip: Steam Trains
Family Social Event: Graduation Ceremony
Sand and Water Play will be offered daily as well as activities associated with our Play House but in addition there will be an activity offered from each of the following centers.
Block Center: We will rotate one of the following activities each day:
Road Building / Blocks / Cars / Signs
Habitat Center: The unique thing about this center is that will incorporate art,
science, social studies and geography. We will build the habitat environments such
as volcanoes, tee pees, jungle vegetation etc. using a variety of natural materials
and we will also tie in literature to inform and inspire imagination.
Dramatic Play Center:
Sound Stage / Rock N Roll
Ice Cream Shop
Dress up such as cheer leaders and pirates
Easel Art Center:
Water Color Spray Bottles
Paint Brush Painting
Dry Erase Drawing
Chubby Marker Drawing
In addition to the activities offered in our centers we will also choose a large motor activity each day.