Bouncing Bunny, Swinging Monkey, and Early Bird Classrooms

Bouncing Bunny: Ratio 10:2

Every 1 year old loves to waddle, toddle, climb, jump, and mouth toys. Our Bouncing Bunny classroom allows these new toddlers to explore their environment using their 5 senses. With 2 educated and experienced toddler teachers, children have the opportunity to learn how to learn new words and speak, walk then run, scribble and paint, dance and sing, taste new foods and feel new textures. Our Beyond cribs and rattles themes are specifically designed for our little "ones" to learn the world around them with toys and activities that are of interest to them.

Swinging Monkey (Ratio 10:2)and Early Bird (Ratio 12:2)

Terrific 2’s are in the “I can do it” stage of life. They crave to use their new found independence and language skills to test the world around them with toys and activities that are of interest to them. Our 2 educated and experienced teachers in the Swinging Monkey room, are ready to expand older toddlers learning with more define learning centers of blocks, dramatic play, art and puzzles. Children are also able to work on independent toileting skills including toilet learning and handwashing with teacher guidance. Teachers work with parents as partners in these areas to ensure consistency.

Terrific 2’s are in the “I can do it” stage of life. They crave to use their new found independence and language skills to test the world around them with toys and activities that are of interest to them. Our 2 educated and experienced teachers in the Swinging Monkey and Early Bird rooms, are ready to expand older toddlers learning with more defined learning centers of blocks, dramatic play, art and puzzles. Children are also able to work on independent toileting skills including toilet learning and handwashing with teacher guidance. Teachers work with parents as partners in these areas to ensure consistency.

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Playground

Our outdoor playground is more like an outdoor classroom with opportunities to run, jump, climb but also to draw, color, play in water/sand, dig, and their favorite FILL AND DUMP. Children and teachers enjoy the natural world around them with trees, sand, grass and vines. Toddlers enjoy chasing lizards and watching our birds in our oak shade tree. New "walkers" learn to balance themselves on various surfaces like mulch, grass and concrete as they push and pull toys and riding toys. All toddlers will enjoy bubbles, chalk, sand and water play.

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Learning and Socialization

Learning to make friends and relate to others is key in our toddler class. Children have and "all about me" or "it's mine" concept of their lives. Knowing this, children are guided through role modeling and positive redirection when learning to play with others. Teachers role model emotional speech for children "I see you are happy" or "Your crying, you must be sad" This allows children to learn that words and emotions can be addresses which then reduces undesired behavior such a screaming or biting.

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Discipline

Consistent daily routines with large and small group experiences, mealtime, diapering, nap time and learning centers allows toddler to develop a sense of trust and security not only in their envrionment but with their teachers and friends.

At TLC Preschool of Sebastian, Inc. the goal of discipline is to help the child learn self-control and build good self-help habits. Staff shall help children learn self-control by treating each child in ways that promote good self-esteem and by modeling good habits in the classroom. TLC’s discipline techniques are as followed and used by staff on the knowledge of each child and their developmental age as well as their chronological age:

Setting limits that are clear, fair and consistently applies to age appropriate to the children to whom they apply.

  1. Redirecting children to acceptable or appropriate activities and behavior.
  2. Teaching children to use words and to express their feelings and to resolve conflicts.
  3. Arranging equipment carefully and designing a program that is age appropriate desirable behavior.
  4. Use “Safe Space” if the need arises for a child to be separated from a particular activity.
  5. Parent conferences are held to determine the next step of discipline based on a developmentally appropriate behavior modification plan providing #1-5 are not successful.

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