Child Care Schedule | Gresham, OR

Daily Schedule

A Typical Day at Gresham Heights Learning Center

We provide child care Monday through Friday every week, except for the days which we are closed as indicated in our annual schedule below.

A daily schedule gives children the stability and security they need early on in life. That’s why we strive to provide a stable framework that adds structure to our daily lives but also leaves plenty of room for spontaneous and additional activities.

Example of the Daily Routine*

*Different classrooms may have variations of the daily routine.



6 a.m. – 8 a.m.

  • Arrival time for most. Breakfast, too!
  • A variety of small group activities 
  • Soft music to encourage the transition from home to care

8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

  • Classrooms open
  • Small group settings and activities
  • Await the arrival of friends!

9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

  • Morning circle time
  • Songs, poetry, puppetry, and storytelling
  • Language development, listening skills, and following directions 
  • Theme-based curriculums challenge the child with a structured morning of academic fun.
  • Each day touches all aspects of whole-child development.

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Lunch. Teachers eat with their children. 
  • We encourage manners and polite conversation.
  • After eating, it’s time to wash up.

12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Rest time for everyone
  • Mats and blankets are out for a time of quiet relaxation.

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Children wake at their own pace.
  • Blankets and mats are sanitized and stored.
  • Quiet activities are out.
  • Snacks are waiting.

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Afternoon centers
  • Outdoor activities
  • Teachers encourage small play groups for developing healthy friendships.

5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Projects are completed.
  • Children move to our large downstairs classroom.
  • Group activities, music, and movement and story time
  • Snack at 5 p.m. to tide your child until dinner