Pre-K children rest/nap each day. This is a very important part of young children's daily schedules. It is helpful to think about nap time as a learning opportunity - part of developing the physical aspect of the whole child.
Sleep is critical to children’s everyday functioning. When children sleep, their brains are actively working to form new connections, allowing them to be more physically relaxed and mentally alert when awake. [NAEYC Encouraging Healthy Sleep Habits By: Hattie Harvey, PhD, NCSP]
Recommendation Sleep Duration: total amt. recommended night/day. Preschoolers ages 3 to 5 years:11 to 13 hours. School-age ages 6 to 12 years: 10 to 11 hours
Pre-K Standards: Self Regulation Social and Emotional Development SED.1.4 Regulate physical actions (e.g., follow classroom rules and routines, use classroom materials purposefully and respectfully, manage transitions and adapt to changes in routine). ~ Identify appropriate and inappropriate behavior in different situations (e.g., in the classroom, on the playground). ~ Refrain from disruptive behaviors. ~ Accept suggestions and follows simple directions. Pre-K Activity plans are available for reviewing at the following link: http://commoncurriculum.com/si...