Saint Cecilia Child Care Center
Here is where the 5 domains of learning kick into gear:
Approaches to Learning:
*The ability to solve problems, explore the world around them, and become more independent.
*The ability to think critically and creatively and understand their world.
*The ability to communicate effectively using sounds, expressions, body language, and finally, oral and written language; ability to understand and respond to the communication of others.
*The ability to coordinate and control large and small muscle movements, increasing awareness of health and safety concepts.
*The ability to interact with others and their increasing awareness of themselves and their emotions, understanding of their relationships with others, such as family, friends, and community members.
Potty training will occur when a child is showing signs, they are ready to potty train. Children don’t have to be fully potty trained to transition to other classrooms. Staff will work together with parents to determine whether the child is ready to be potty trained. When potty training starts, before children transition into underwear, children are to remain completely dry for a consecutive 2 weeks (10 days). Children are taken to the restroom every 2-hours, or of course as needed as they vocalize their need. A potty chart will be set up in the classroom and stickers will be added on dry days to keep track of the progress. When children are in pull-ups, pull-ups will need to be with the easy open side ones.
Each child will be given a blue bag, this bag will remain at the center. Please have the following items inside your blue bag: blanket; 1-soft item; change of clothes; diapers; pull-ups.
Children will start self-serving inside our room, we will slowly move away from hand over hand, and encourage more self service from the individual children. Milk will also be placed inside small pitchers where children will start to learn how to pour.
We take every opportunity we can to get out and enjoy some much-needed fresh air, and not to mention large motor activities. We follow the state weather chart. When the weather is above 13 degrees we will go out. We ask during the winter months; parents bring in the following items: snow boots; gloves; hat; extra change of clothes.
We will have a volunteer (optional) snack sign up sheet that will be located on the door of our classroom. We will offer a morning snack every day to our children 1 hour before lunch, here is a list of ideas: applesauce cup; veggie straws; animal crackers; cheese sticks; yogurt; bars. If you would like to sign-up and supply a week of snacks for our toddler group, please sign your name next to the week that you will be providing for! (We are a peanut free center)
We would love your help inside and outside our classroom! Here are a just a few ideas you can volunteer for: classroom work; material Prep; carnival; Monster Mash; spaghetti night; classroom parties; classroom crafts. We are excited to start this journey with you, we are eager to watch these Toddler’s use their imagination and explore what is put in front of them 😊 If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.