“Our Silly Sprouts”
~18 Months to 36 Months~
Welcome to our Terrific Toddlers
Everything Grows will provide Toddlers with sleep mats, all toys and learning equipment, snacks and drinks. Parents must provide diapers, wipes, ointments, a lunch (to include ice pack to ensure freshness), a change of clothing, sunscreen for warm weather and blanket and/or sheet for hap time. Toddler staff will chart on a daily basis food consumption, diaper changes (if still required), naps, progress in toilet training and daily observation of your child’s behavior, personality, emotional development, including peer interactions.
A Toddler’s Day at Everything Grows Child Care & Learning Center
7:00 a.m. ~ Arrival, Saying Good Morning and Guided Freedom. After a brief hug, your daughter goes off to explore the Block Center. I love you daddy! Have a good day!
9:00 a.m. ~ Wash hands and get ready for yummy snack of string cheese and a cold glass of milk! Can’t have milk? We have apple juice and water as well.
9:30 a.m. ~ Morning Circle Time! Stories, Songs, Rhyming and Finger Plays. Your daughter learns a familiar finger play, “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed!” Sharing stories encourages your daughter’s language development. Today she listens to her favorite story “Chica, Chica Boom, Boom”.
9:45 a.m. ~ It’s time for art. Her class is making a pink pig during “Farm Animal Week”. During Guided Freedom Time, your daughter goes to the water table and begins to fill and pour various containers and talks about how it feels. It’s fun to learn and explore!
10:15 a.m. ~ Diapers and Potty Time. We clap to celebrate your daughter’s attempt on the potty. Great job!
10:30 a.m. ~ Outside Play! Up, down. Up, down. Up, Down. Your daughter climbs up the ladder and slides down the slide on the playground. She LOVES the slide!!!
11:15 a.m. ~ She knows it time to wash hands and prepare for lunch.
12:00 p.m. ~ Lunch time! Your daughter is learning self-help and independence as she gets a cup and puts a sandwich on her plate. She is praised for using her please, thank you and good table manners when asking for more juice.
12:40 p.m. ~ Lights are dimmed, soft music is played and your daughter and her classmates snuggle onto personal mats for some well-earned rest. Sweet dreams friends!
2:20 p.m. ~ All done sleeping? Your daughter quietly explores a book while her friends gently wake up. She puts away her mat and finds her name on her cubby to put away her sleep items. Diapers and potty time again! She wants to try the potty again….YAY!!!!
3:00 p.m. ~ Your daughter and her friends are enjoying sliced apples for afternoon snack. Are they sweet or tart? Red or green?
3:45 p.m. ~ Outside/Gross Motor play. ~ Again, your daughter twirls and spins around the grassy area of the playground. Her friends pretend they are falling leaves!
4:30 p.m. ~ Wash hands and let’s shake, rattle and roll during music and movement time! Your daughter is developing large muscles and doesn’t even know it!
5:00 p.m. ~ Your daughter leads a Counting Parade around the classroom, counting the windows, chairs and doors. Who knew math could be so much fun?
5:45 p.m. ~ When you walk in, she’s absorbed in molding home-made play dough. She see’s you and runs over and exclaims “I made good choices today daddy!” She has so much to share about her day!
(This schedule serves as an example of a typical day in our Toddler classroom. Times and events may vary.)