Daily Schedule

What is a Day at Knee High Like?

Each day at Knee High is different: some are calm, some are hectic. Some are filled with song and dance while others include walks or crafts.

The beauty of a Knee High day is that it’s determined by the parent members on shift with the help of student assistants.

At first, you may wonder if you can take care of up to a dozen children. Remember, you won’t be alone. There are typically two parents and a team of assistants on shift.

Still, make no mistake: working a shift at Knee High is tiring. It should be to ensure the kind of care members want for all of Knee High’s children. But working at Knee High is also very satisfying because you’ll know you are helping member families grow.

A Flexible Childcare

Not every child naps at noon. Or wants to eat at 11:30 a.m. Certainly, as much as Knee High can, we provide a routine for the children. But we have morning and afternoon nappers (or kids who do both). And, we strive to accommodate each child’s rhythms as much as possible.

That’s because Knee High is parent run. And so it is the parents–not daycare administrators or staff–who decide when and what their child eats, and when she/he goes to sleep.

Children and a Knee High assistant, a young girl, stand in front of a fire truck along with two male firefighters

A field trip to see the firefighters

The Knee High Daily Schedules

  • 7:30 a.m.-Knee High OpensChildren can be dropped off at any time after this. Children are signed in by their parents.
  • 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.Parent members open up Knee High as children begin to arrive. This is usually a time when children play freely.
  • 9:30 a.m. Morning Snack
  • 9:45 – 11:30 a.m.-Free Play/ActivityDepending on the morning or season, kids are playing inside or out. They may have a craft or they may be out on a walk. Some of our morning nappers go down at this time. Parents/Assistants on shift will clean-up snack.
  • 11:30 a.m. Lunch time
  • 11: 50 a.m. – 3:00 p.m Quiet time After lunch, the majority of naps happen. Lights are dimmed and children are encouraged to be calm. Or, if they aren’t napping, they could be involved in an activity or playing outside. Parents/assistants on shift will clean up lunch.
  • 3: 00 p.m. Afternoon Snack .
  • 3: 15 – 5: 30 p.m.Typically, most children are awake. A great window for walks, this is when Knee High may go out on an adventure. Toward the end of the day, clean-up will also occur.
  • 5: 30 p.m. Knee High closes.