I teach full day Kindergarten in a day care center. My kids will go to public school first grade next year. I had a schedule set up at the beginning of the year and have refined it since then to fit the students needs and wants better. However, the problem is that I feel that any schedule I try is not working because the kids arrive as early as 6:45 am or as late as 9 am. We urged parents to have their children there before 9 am and the director has even told one mother that her she has to have her daughter there before 9 because the public school may look at her attendance record from KG and deny her access into public school because of her excess lateness. Some parents still don't seem to care. I feel like I cannot get everything done in my day because the children come in at different times and leave whenever they want. I can't tell parents their child has to be at school till a certain time. How can I fit everything in?????? At 9 I start circle time, until 9:30-9:45; then snack and station till 10. I want to wok with small groups from 10-10:45 so I can work with individual children from 10:45-11:15 but that never seems to happen. Small groups run too long or something else seems to happen. Then it's time for circle two, recess, lunch, and nap time. They get up at 2:30, circle 3 from 2:45-3:15, then snack and stations. During this time a lot of the children are leaving. What can I do with my day to make sure I get the one-on-one these children desperately need? Most of my children need a lot of attention and I feel this one-on-one is crucial for them!!! Please help!!!!!