Schedule

child playing with dollhouse

Circles offers programs for multiple age groups, including infants, toddlers, preschool age, and school age.

Infants receive bottles, food, diaper changes, naps, and play on an as-needed basis and as directed by parents.  Older infants may follow the toddler schedule.

Full day option is available for enrolled school-aged children on any non-holiday, public school half-day, or closing due to professional development on a limited basis.  In the event of an early public school dismissal i.e. snow or emergency, our best efforts will be made to provide child care.

Hours of operation are year round, Monday – Friday 6:30am to 5:30pm. The Before and After School programs are closed when public school is open.

When there is no school, a schedule is put in place that includes group time, gross motor activities, large group games, cooking, crafts, art, drama, music, and small group play.

Holiday Hours
  • New Year's Day
    January 1*
  • Martin Luther King Day
    Third Monday in January
  • Presidents Day
    Third Monday in February
  • Easter Holiday
    Friday before Easter
  • Memorial Day
    Last Monday in May
  • Independence Day
    July 4*
  • Labor Day
    First Monday in September
  • Columbus Day
    Second Monday in October
  • Veteran's Day
    November 11
  • Thanksgiving Holiday
    Fourth Thursday & Friday in Nov.
  • Christmas Break
    December 25* - January 1*

*If holiday falls on the weekend, the holiday is recognized on the nearest weekday.

  • 6:30
    Earliest arrival & free play in Lower Hall
  • 7:30
    Prepare & leave to bus stop for those on Shaw bus
  • 8:00
    Clean up & music
  • 8:10
    Prepare & leave to bus stop for those on Elmwood bus
  • 2:30
    Shaw bus arrives - free time or homework depending on amount of homework
  • 3:10
    Elmwood bus arrives / bathroom
  • 3:20
    Snack
  • 3:30
    Homework
  • 4:15
    Free Play – may include directed time of activities, games, art, etc...
  • 5:30
    Latest dismissal time
  • 9:00
    Arrival
  • 9:15
    Morning meeting / story time / bathroom
  • 9:30
    Discovery Time
  • 10:30
    Clean up
  • 10:45
    Carpet time
  • 11:00
    Snack
  • 11:15
    Gross motor (Playground or Lower Hall)
  • 11:45
    Dismissal for ½ day program/ Bathroom
  • 12:00
    Lunch
  • 12:30
    Tooth brushing
  • 12:40
    Bathroom
  • 12:45
    Gross motor (Playground or Lower Hall)
  • 1:15
    Story time
  • 1:30
    Rest
  • 2:00
    Learning centers & snack
  • 2:45
    Clean up
  • 3:00
    Dismissal
  • 8:45
    Arrival
  • 9:00
    Morning meeting
  • 9:15
    Gross motor (Playground or Lower Hall)
  • 9:45
    Discovery time
  • 10:45
    Clean up
  • 11:00
    Carpet time
  • 11:15
    Snack
  • 11:30
    Dismissal for ½ day program / playtime
  • 12:00
    Lunch
  • 12:30
    Bathroom / tooth brushing
  • 12:45
    Story time
  • 1:00
    Nap
  • 3:00
    Dismissal
  • 6:30
    Earliest arrival & free play in Lower Hall
  • 8:00
    Clean up & music
  • 8:15
    Bathroom
  • 8:30
    Transition to Nursery School
  • 8:45
    Nursery School
  • 3:00
    Bathroom / hand washing
  • 3:15
    Snack
  • 3:30
    Free play - including playground / Lower Hall
  • 5:30
    Latest dismissal time
  • 6:30
    Earliest arrival & free play
  • 9:15
    Morning snack
  • 9:40
    Clean up from snack / diaper changes / potty tries
  • 10:00
    Play time – including Gross Motor activities (playground/walks or Lower Hall) and Art activities
  • 11:45
    Clean-up and wash for Lunch
  • 12:00
    Lunch
  • 12:30
    Clean up / Diaper Changes / Potty tries
  • 1:00
    Nap time
  • 3:00
    Diaper Changes / Potty tries / Clean up mats / Snack
  • 3:20
    Transition to Gross motor play time
  • 3:30
    Gross motor activities – including outdoor play
  • 5:30
    Latest dismissal time
  • School Age
  • Nursery School
    Upstairs Class
  • Nursery School
    Downstairs Class
  • Preschool
  • Toddlers