How to Make a Classroom Schedule for Preschool

How to Make a Classroom Schedule for Preschool


Episode Summary

Creating a class schedule can be one of the most important plans you create for your preschool classroom. Setting up your school day to run smoothly takes some thought and consideration. Because the truth is... your daily schedule can make or break the classroom behaviors you see.

Children need predictable routines and creating a daily routine can help work against negative preschool behaviors. But, it takes being intentional and consistent.

Through the years I have found a process that I go through that makes planning out my schedule a bit easier. Creating my schedule is one of those hugely important things that craft at the beginning of the year.

Want to get some help creating your own preschool class schedule? Take a listen!


Topics Discussed:

  • Asking yourself these key questions
  • Deciding on what is important
  • Considering attention spans
  • Creating the plan
  • How to use visual schedule cards in the classroom


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Are you a busy preschool teacher who loves gaining new ideas, perspectives and inspiration for your classroom? The Lovely Preschool Teachers Podcast is here to help you up your confidence in educating early learners in a quick, actionable way!

As an early educator who is still in the classroom, Ashley Rives will share the ins and outs of how she runs her classroom in a play-based, child-centered way. Each week, expect a new episode focused on actionable strategies to level up your abilities and confidence as a preschool teacher.

Ashley Rives is an early educator with over 17 years of experience and a strong passion to help teachers implement child-centered learning in preschool classrooms all over the world. You can follow her on Instagram @lovelycommotion or learn more at the Lovely Commotion Preschool Resources website: