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Preschool Daily Schedules

Preschool daily schedules for your homeschool! You may be wondering what a typical day might look like when you home school preschool...or how about some unique preschool ideas?

I strongly believe that anything a preschooler needs to learn...can be taught by the parent at home. As with any child, having a daily schedule/routine in the home can help keep the child more calm and content.

Having daily routines, mealtimes, nap times, learning times, and dinner around the same time every day, can really make your life easier and your preschooler more calm!

Lets begin to see why and how...

5 Reasons For Preschool Daily Schedules

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  • Preschool daily schedules help to ensure the consistency that young children need to encourage all areas of their development.
  • Children thrive in a well-ordered and organised environment.
  • Offers children a sense of stability, and a feeling of warmth and love from their parents.
  • A predictable preschool schedule helps your child to know what will happen next and when it will happen...this give them security.
  • Learning by playing, exploring, questioning, and experimenting, all can happen in the home giving you as the parent the opportunity to teach character.

At one point in my life I had 4 children under four...essentially, I was running my own preschool...with my own children. :) I came up with a lot of preschool curriculum ideas!

The following is the Preschool Daily Schedule I came up with...Following this routine every day kept my life fairly sane! :0

Preschool Daily Schedules

7:30 - Dress children

8:00 - Breakfast

8:30 - Teeth/Hair/Clean faces


  • Clean up Breakfast
  • Laundry - (load in, load out),
  • Clean living room (vacuum, pick up toys)
  • Clean Bedrooms

During this time, my children followed me around "helping" me. There is no greater way to teach your child..but by example.

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  • I would have them wipe chairs, walls, and the table with their own rag.
  • They would help me sort the laundry...Great way to teach colors!
  • They would help me put the laundry in and and take the laundry out of the dryer.
  • We dusted together with their own rags, Vacuum...I would give them each a vacuum attachment and they would "pretend to vacuum".
  • Making beds and picking up toys together kept them busy and moving...and it helped me get my work done.
  • As they cleared the table or put away the blocks, my children learned how to plan, organise, and work with others...even as preschoolers.


  • Preschool play time
  • My shower and dressing time
  • Clean bathroom

I would put a gate up in the doorway of their room, they played with toys, and listened to music. I took a shower and got dressed.

You may be asking why I did not get up before the children (before breakfast) and get dressed?? Well, after nursing babies in the middle of the was just hard. :)

10:30 - Learning time

Teaching a variety of subjects on the floor in our living room, made learning time fun and exciting.

12:00 - Lunch

12:30 - Nap

Every child laid down for a nap/rest...

2:30 - laundry and Music

We folded laundry together and listened to music...then they played while I made supper.

5:00 - Supper

All the children helped with supper clean up...even if it was just wiping the chair legs.

6:00 - 7:00 - Bedtime Routine

  • Clean up children's room
  • Pyjamas/teeth/baths
  • Bible reading and sing time.

7:00 - Bedtime and Read in bed

7:30 - Sleep

Do you have Preschool Homeschool Schedules you would like to share? What is your homeschool day look like? Write about it here!

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