"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world". Nelson Mandela
Toddlers (12-35 months)
Development: To promote and foster skills (i.e. sharing, toilet-training, toddler manners). Encourage both fine and gross motor skills, encourage vocabulary.
Pre-Schoolers and Kindergartners
Encourage positive interaction with peers, communication and listening skills with children to help with problem solving, further development of fine and gross motor skills, appropriate response to anger and frustration (i.e. verbal responses rather than physical outbursts), and demonstrate the importance of personal hygiene.
A Typical Day at DewDrops
***Toddlers*** (Daily Routine: toddlers 12-35 months)
***Pre-Schoolers*** (Daily Routine: preschoolers 3-6 years)
06:30 to 09:00 - Greeting Parents and free play (all station are open)
08:00 to 08:30 - Tidy up washroom, preparation for snacks, snack time and clean up from snack
08:30 to 08:45 - Separation of toddlers and pre-schoolers
08:45 to 09:00 - washroom and diaper change
09:00 to 09:30 - Arts and crafts, teacher directed planned activities
09:30 to 10:00 - Circle time, theme development, weather/calendar, music stories
10:00 to 10:30 - Clean up and get ready to go outside
10:30 to 11:00 - Outside time and gross motor activities
11:00 to 11:15 - Clean up and wash up for Lunch
11:15 to 11:45 - Lunch Time
11:45 to 12:00 - Wash up from lunch, bathroom time and quiet activities on mats (books)
12:00 to 02:00 - Nap time, books for non sleepers, and wake up to soft music
02:00 to 02:30 - Washroom and diaper change and get ready for snack
02:30 to 03:00 - Washroom break, and preparation for snack time
03:00 to 03:15 - Circle time music, stories,, theme development
03:15 to 03:30 - Preparation for outdoor play
03:30 to 04:30 - Outdoor play (if weather permits) or free indoor and large muscle activities
04:30 to 05:00 - Teacher planned activity
05:00 to 06:00 - Combine into one room, washroom, diaper change and table top activities
Daycare development goals are:
a) To provide quality care for the children attending the Centre & to try and meet their development needs.
b) To assist families in making informed choices concerning parenting and related issues.
The specific objectives focusing on providing care for children are as follows:
1) To help each child develop positive self-esteem, that will help them throughout life.
2) To encourage each child’s use of language so that talking and listening are viewed as positive.
3) To promote the development of gross and fine motor skills.
4) To lay the foundation of appropriate social interactions and relationships.
5) To encourage the development of a healthy lifestyle, this includes positive eating habits.