Toddlers 3 ProgramTODDLERS 3 PROGRAM

At FELC, we consider the classroom to be one of the most important aspects of your child’s learning experience. Because we know that not all children learn in the same manner, we will be helping your child discover his or her own learning avenues by opening up the world of learning using the five senses.

A Typical Day:

7:00 - Arrival/Free Play   11:30 - Lunch
7:35 - Breakfast   12:00 - Nap/Quiet Time
8:30 - Circle Time   2:45 - Snack
8:50 - Small Groups   3:00 - Bible/Read Aloud
9:15 - Snack   3:20 - Small Groups
9:45 - Spanish   4:00 - Outside Play
10:00 - Free Play/Centers   4:45 - Music and Movement
10:50 - Clean Up/Coats   5:00 - Free Play/Centers
11:00 - Outside Play      
FIRST DAY CHECKLIST
  • One or two extra changes of clothes.
  • Diapers (if needed), wipes, diaper cream. (Signed medical form needed for diaper cream.)
  • A special blanket or stuffed toy for nap.
  • Weather appropriate clothing. We try to go outside everyday, weather permitting.
  • Sunscreen for summer months. (Signed medical form needed.)
  • Tylenol to have on hand for fever or mild discomforts. (Signed medical form needed.)

Each child is assigned a coat hook and “cubbie” for placing personal items such as hats, gloves, etc.

Please label everything you send to the center.


HIGH SCOPE CURRICULUM

FELC uses High Scope Curriculum in each of our classrooms. In the Toddler 3 Room our weekly lesson plans are created to emphasize every area of development and to help your child learn through play. We follow a daily schedule which includes large group time, small groups, outdoor play and center/free choice play.

  PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Circle Time
This is a time the children gather for group teaching. We learn shapes, colors, opposites, counting and Spanish. We continue to learn letter sounds and names using Zoo Phonics, sing songs, and listen to stories.

Zoo Phonics
This class continues to lay the foundation for our Zoo Phonics program which is used in all our classrooms. Using animals and songs to teach letters and sounds makes learning the alphabet more interesting and fun.

Math
We learn numbers 1-10. We use hands-on activities to teach counting which also helps with small motor skills.

Reading Center
This is an area that provides another opportunity for the children to explore a variety of books in addition to the ones we will be reading in class.

Spanish
Please read our brochure regarding our “Spanish Program”.

Science
Our desire is to begin building an interest in science. Some of the things we do are nature walks, planting seeds, collecting and pressing leaves and experimenting with tastes and textures.

Arts & Crafts
A true art experience is a child’s own masterpiece when he or she is allowed to be creative. Crafts are great for teaching children how to listen and follow directions to obtain a certain result. We will be using a wide variety of materials for arts and crafts activities.

 

 

Sensory Table
The sensory table is used to stimulate and develop thinking. Creative play, social interaction, fine motor development and language.

Outside Play
Outside play and fresh air are important for each child’s growth and development. We go outside every day, weather permitting. The Toddler 3 children go outside when the real feel and temperature are above 30 degrees and below 90 degrees.

Nap Time
Sleep is an important part of a child’s day. Each child will be assigned a mat and a sheet that we provide. A blanket and even a special stuffed toy may be brought from home for naps. Instrumental music is played during this time.

Dramatic Play
It is scientifically proven that the more imaginative a child is, the better their problem solving skills will be. The dramatic play area is set up so the children can play dress up and create their own fantasies.

Toys
The toys in the room are age appropriate and are chosen carefully to be educational as well as fun. Toys are thoroughly washed every day after use.

Food
We serve breakfast, a morning snack, lunch and an afternoon snack. We send menus home one week in advance so you know what is being served each day. We are a peanut and tree nut free zone.

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