I’m going to do a short series of posts titled ‘Daily Homeschool Schedule’ for you all. I’ve had countless questions about our homeschool schedule. And you can see a basic overview of our daily schedule here.

But more specifically you’ve been asking questions about how long we do each subject, how many days per week, and what our day looks like hour by hour for each grade level.

So for the next few weeks I’m going to share our schedule in a more detail by each grade level.


Download a copy:


Today we’ll be taking a closer look into the life of the Teeny Tot. She’s currently 4 years old and doing preschool this year. Since she won’t be doing kindergarten until next year, we’ll be doing another round of Letter of the Week and add in a few of the K4 activities as she’s ready.


Here’s our Basic Preschool Schedule:

  • 8:30am   – Breakfast / Family Devotion Time
  • 9:00am   – Calendar Time & Daily Learning Notebook
  • 10:00am – Phonics
  • 10:10am – Fine Motor Skills
  • 10:30am – Color / Shapes Recognition
  • 10:45am – Math Activities
  • 11:00am – Logical Thinking
  • 11:15am – Large Motor Skills
  • 11:30am – Art
  • 11:45am – Reading
  • 12:00 noon – Lunch/Outside
  • 1:00pm  – Free

Her schedule is pretty simple, and it can vary from day to day. While I just shared our basic frame with you, keep in mind we do not rigidly follow this schedule, and our days vary quite a bit.

The other thing I’d like to mention is that if the Teeny Tot were my oldest I would probably not be doing school with her every single day. I would more likely do a Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule with her.

But since we have older kiddos doing school, the Teeny Tot likes to be included daily. She even usually stays in the school room by choice after she’s done with her own activities.

Since she’s doing my Letter of the Week curriculum again, she is focusing on one letter each week. I sort out the activities so that she’s doing a bit of each skill every day.



In the Letter of the Week lesson plans (shown above), these activities are planned out for you, so you don’t have to do a schedule like the one at the top of this post unless you prefer to modify the curriculum.

Click here to see a SAMPLE LESSON PLAN

On most days the Teeny Tot does school from about 9am – noon. Like I said, it can vary. Often times she is done before that, it just depends on how long her activities take her that day.

And that’s about it!

I’d love to hear some comments what you do for preschool each day!

Leave a comment below!


The Letter of the Week is a full 26 week preschool course designed to give your student a head-start on preparing for kindergarten! It is a 26 week curriculum that’s full of educational activities that focus on the letter recognition, sounds, number recognition, counting, basic math skills, pre-writing practice, and all the necessary fine-motor skills that will be required for your preschooler to be ready for kindergarten! Included are weekly lesson plans that cover all the subjects a preschooler needs and more!


  1. Erica,
    I, too, love the updated color-coded LOTW lesson plans! And I second Missy’s question: Is there any chance we could receive an updated, color-coded download?

    Thank you very much.

    1. Is this updated version everyone is asking about new? I purchased the LotW curriculum last spring and it had the color-coded lesson plans. Is this year’s version of your curriculum different than what you did last year with Teeny tot or are you just doing the same thing over again? If there is anything new in the curriculum (as of this post) I’d like an update as well. Thank you so much!

  2. Wow! I’m a veteran homeschool mom and this schedule makes me sweat just looking at it. Could you just take the stack of things you want to do each day and just work through them one at a time? Some will take longer than others but at least you wouldn’t be tied to watching the clock all the time.

    1. Hi Heidi,
      Yes, that’s basically what I do. Some things take longer, some less. I don’t hold her to a tight schedule, but I at least know if we’re getting behind or not. She’s usually done before noon.

  3. Hi Erica!

    I have been studying your site for about a week now, so many great tips! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂 I am about to take on the challenge of being a stay at home mom and plan to teach my 4 year old daughter preschool as well. I am going to purchase your Letter of the Week curriculum as I think its absolutely genius and the best route for us. I’ve seen in many homeschooling schedules, they are usually done around lunch. I’m having trouble figuring out a schedule because I also have a one year old son who usually takes two naps, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, and I am also planning other social activities for my daughter such as gymnastics, library, etc. Is it recommended to only do preschool in the morning? I feel with so much emphasis on my daughter’s schooling all morning, my son would be lacking attention from me. If I try to squeeze teaching in while he naps, I feel my daughter may not stay interested by breaking it up. Do you have any suggestions for me? Really, anything will help 🙂

    Thanks again!

    1. I also have to sneak in basic chores; laundry, menu/grocery list planning, money/bills management, house cleaning and grocery shopping all while sleeping a little each night.. Am I in over my head here?!?

  4. So I bought Letter of the Week for my son and I love it! I was kind of disappointed though when I discovered it doesn’t come with the cover sheet to put on my giant binder. Is there any way to get that?

  5. Thank you so much for posting this!! Turns out, my daughter won’t be going into preK until she’s almost 5!!! Her birthday is 15 days after the “must turn 4 by” date. 🙁 I’m sad because she’ll be one of the older kids in her classes… but glad because I can work with her before she goes!! She’ll be the smartie of her class!

  6. I am teaching my soon to be 2nd grader but my 4 year old grandson needs structure. My problem is that I don’t know how to teach such differing ages. Is this LOTW program yours and if yes, are all of the activities you have on your schedule there in the program. I am very concerned that I will take away from the older granddaughter to teach the younger grandson. I have homeschooled for years but never with this huge age gape. Helpl

  7. I am a new stay at home mom and looking into the befits of homeschooling this is the first year my kids will be able to do public school and with all the resent saddles i am condensing homeschooling. my kids are 4 and 6. my 6 year did preschool last year online. we had great success with that accept we had a hard time finding other kids his age to play with. we live in phoenix Arizona any ideas or support groups would be great.

  8. My munchkin is 4 1/2 and I was going to put her in a brick and mortar pre-k (I work from home for a virtual school) but am second guessing as I am having a baby Saturday 8/2 and haven’t had the chance to look into preschools as much as I have wanted. With our education in the news so much (I am in Arizona) I am super picky about what I expect for my kid so I want to fine tooth comb through it all. I am pondering preschooling at home with her for about 6 months virtually and I would really like info on this three day schedule!!!

    1. I know getting started can be overwhelming! I wrote a book called Homeschooling 101 that will help answer all of your questions on how to get started homeschooling, choosing curriculum, creating lesson plans, etc.

      As far as the schedule in this post, it coincides with my Letter of the Week Preschool Program which you can see here, you can do however many days you want to:


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