Infants and toddlers are very sensitive to hunger and over tiredness. I try to meet their needs before they get hungry or tired, and a schedule really helps with that. If we meet their needs on time and give them lots of positive attention, they will be happier and will rarely have a need to cry, unless they are sick, hurt or teething.
Here is how our typical day will roughly look, with your assistance:
Upon waking: Parent diapers, washes hands, gives child a morning bottle and or breakfast, and washes hands and face before drop off.
9am, drop off
9am-9:30am, guided activity with markers, play dough, pasting, block building etc
9:30am snack, water, sunscreen
9:45am-11am, park – chalk, nature, sunshine, fresh air, singing, games, bubbles
11am, walk back from the park
11:15am, diapers, wash hands, eat lunch, wash hands again
12pm, story time, circle time, songs, music
2:30pm, diapers, wash hands, snack, shoes, jackets, outside time
4pm books and toys until pickup