Toddler Room

6:30 am – 7:00 amArrival/Welcome/Snack
7:00 am – 8:45 amStructured Free Play (Focus on Social-Emotional Development)
8:45 am – 9:00 amPrep Breakfast/Hand Washing/Bathroom
9:00 am – 9:45 amBreakfast
9:45 am – 10:00 amTeeth Brushing
10:00 am – 10:30 amGross Motor (Inside or Outside)
10:30 am – 10:45 amCircle Time (Literacy/Music)
10:45 am – 11:15 pmDevelopmental Activities/Learning Centers
11:15 pm – 11:30 pmPrep for Lunch/Bathroom/Handwashing
11:30 pm – 12:00 pmLunch
12:00 pm – 2:30 pmNap/Quiet Time
2:30 pm – 3:00 pmSnack
3:00 pm – 4:00 pmDevelopmental Activities
4:00 pm – 4:15 pmClean Up (Self Help Encouraged)
4:15 pm – 5:00 pmGross Motor (Inside or Outside)
5:00 pm – 5:30 pmGuided Free Play/Departure

Guided free play allows time for children to choose from multiple items, that are rotated regularly, that provide an opportunity for physical, cognitive, language, literacy, creativity/art, and social-emotional development. These activities may also be incorporated into the learning centers. Learning centers incorporate daily experimentation, exploration, math, science, music, and movement. Circle time, or large group time, can be incorporated in the learning centers when appropriate.

The toddler rooms at United Day Care Center are a place where your child can develop and grow with the assistance of our qualified and caring teachers. In the toddler rooms, children enjoy painting, coloring, building with blocks, imagining tracks with cars and trains, getting messy at the discovery table, and playing outside!

Diapers are checked and changed every two hours and as needed. Potty training can be incorporated into the child’s daily schedule when the parents are ready to start that process. Potty training is encouraged but not required.

Lesson plans are created weekly and the curriculum covers areas of sensory/discovery, blocks/construction, literacy, music/movement, fine motor, gross motor, art/creative expression, and dramatic play. Monthly individual goals are also completed for each child. The curriculum is based on the child’s interests and needs and favorite activities are repeated frequently.

Daily reports are sent home each day to inform parents of the following:

  1. What and how much was eaten
  2. When diapers were changed
  3. When naps happened
  4. What activities were enjoyed
  5. What items are needed: diapers, wipes, or extra clothes

The center also utilizes “Class Dojo”, an app that allows for parent-teacher communication throughout the day. Daily reports may be delivered via the app when requested.

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