Our one-year-old program is a toddler-friendly environment in which most children are having their first experience away from Mom and Dad. We strive to make this as easy as possible by immersing the children quickly into a morning routine. Our daily activities are as follows:
8:45 – 9:15 am Social Time
When the children first arrive, we have playtime in which they learn to play cooperatively with each other. Adjusting socially and emotionally is an important part of your child’s preschool experience.
9:15 – 9:45 am Bye Bye Buggy Outing
The children enjoy our “bye bye buggy” (stroller which seats six children) and look forward to the daily outings. We walk around outside on nice days and stroll inside on rainy or cold days.
9:45 – 10:15 am Manipulative Playtime
We introduce children to new textures. Some of our hands-on items include painting with pudding, whip cream, etc.
10:15 – 10:45 am Snack & Diaper Change
Each day, you will need to bring a snack and drink that your child is accustomed to using at home.
10:45 – 11:15 am Reading & Song Time
Books expand children’s language abilities and we feel it is an important part of our daily routine. We also enjoy singing many different songs, using bells to move along with the rhythm of the music.
11:15 am – 11:45 am Outdoor Play
We have a wonderful playground full of sand! On pretty days, you can pick your child up on the playground.
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3 days per week
Arrival starts at 8:45 am. You will need to bring your child into the classroom each day. We promise that quick goodbyes are better for you, your child, and our teacher. If your child gets upset as you leave, you are welcome to wait in the office to see if he or she is okay. You may also go to your car and have someone else check on the situation, or call 20-30 minutes later. It may take a few weeks for some of the children to adjust to this new schedule, but we will help them (and you) each step of the way!
You will need to come in and get your child each day by 11:45 am. On pretty days, you can pick your child up on the playground.
You may keep diapers, changes of clothes, and anything else your child may need in their cubby. Our teacher will remind you to check to ensure you have appropriate clothing for the changing weather.
We will ask for wipes 3-4 times per year for each child. We use them all day long to wash hands, faces, and to change diapers, so we appreciate your help with this! Please plan to bring a box of wipes on your child’s first day.
It is difficult to know when to keep a toddler home. Just keep in mind that most children at this age are constantly putting things in their mouths, and as hard as we try to keep the toys clean, it is impossible to catch them all! If your child has a lot of congestion, slight fever, or are just not themselves, we kindly ask that you keep them home.