Mrs. Houghton's Gingersnaps Child Care & Playschool

in West Salem, Oregon

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Our Program

Our hours are 7:30 AM–5:30 PM. Our schedule is fixed as far as meals and naps are concerned. We then have a variety of activities to encourage and support development in the following areas:

  • Social
  • Physical
  • Emotional
  • Cognitive
  • Self-help
  • Language


Meal Times
Breakfast 8:00 AM
Morning snack 10:00 AM
Lunch 12:00 PM
Afternoon snack 3:00 PM
Nap Times
  • Infants follow their own schedule
  • Everyone naps or rests after lunch

After breakfast, we have free-play while breakfast is being cleaned up. Then we have our lesson which includes activities such as arts and crafts; music; stories; puzzles; dramatic play; listening and talking; physical development; numbers; shape, size, and color; five senses; and nature.

Following our lesson, we have play time with indoor toys or, in good weather, we will play outside. If the rain is not too bad, we may take a neighborhood walk for fresh air.

Stories, songs, finger plays, and one-on-one time occur spontaneously throughout the day.

After lunch, we listen to soft music and sleep or rest.

When nap is over, we may have some structured play after snack, or we will have free play.

To prepare for parent arrivals, we will have quiet play or maybe a movie.