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Review the following early childhood preschool schedule without planned time for transitions. Consider how and where planned transition activities can be added to create continuity throughout the day.

Preschool Schedule

7:30 – Children arrive, manipulatives, and table activities

8:00 – Handwashing, Breakfast

8:30 – Large Group Learning/Circle Time

9:00 – Centers/Free Play

9:45 – Bathroom, handwashing

10:00 – Outdoor play

10:45 – Bathroom, handwashing

11:00 – Lunch

11:30 – Stories

12:00 – Rest

Consider the importance of transitions. Determine three areas where a transition is needed in the schedule. Be sure the transition activities are appropriate for children ages 3 years to 5 years. Include three different types of transitions, such as:

  • Start to sing a song
  • Prepare the environment
  • Catch the children’s attention
  • Excuse the children according to a specific characteristic

In 2-3 pages in a Word document, discuss the following:

  1. The general importance of planned transitions
  2. Descriptions of the added transitions
  3. The rationale for the added transitions
  4. Information about Developmentally Appropriate Practice and child development related to transitions

Incorporate at least two credible sources to support your insights and opinions. Use in-text citations where appropriate. Include an APA formatted title page and a reference page. Be sure to proofread your work for grammar, spelling, and punctuation on all documents.