Growing With Your Child

After the babies reach the 1-year milestone they are ready to move into our transitional room. In the transitional room the children are at the walking stage and are ready to explore with many new challenges.

At the center we use The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Twos to help provide a well-rounded daily routine, which will include activities such as sensory, gross motor, art, music and language. Stories will also play a big part in their daily routine. Children will continue to use the sign language they learned in the Infant Program and will also learn new signs to help them communicate with their teachers, friends, and parents. The children will also have the opportunity to use the gym and playground to develop their large muscles.

Your child will be assigned to a primary caregiver in the classroom. The teachers participate in professional development workshops and classes to learn new ideas to enhance the daily activities and strive to meet all the children’s needs.

Children are eased into a group schedule with the meal times and nap times at more predictable intervals. As the children seem ready, they will go from two naps to one per day. As they grow they will master many new skills such as; drinking from a regular cup, sleeping on a cot, eating meals at a small table, walking on the rope and a feeling of self-confidence.

On occasion during the stages of 13-24 months children do develop a tendency to bite. There are various reasons for biting such as teething, exploration, attention, imitation and independence. This is a very normal stage of development for the children at this age as they have a tendency to be very oral and are becoming familiar with verbal and social skills. Be assured that the staff will work with parents and the child when biting occurs so that we can prevent this as much as possible.

Sample Schedule

Transitional Nursery
Arrival
Children arrive, Free Play
6:30am - 7:45am
Clean Up
Wash hands/Breakfast prep
7:45am - 8:00am
Breakfast
Breakfast and Clean up
8:00am - 8:30am
Gym
Gym, Free play, Diapers
8:30am - 9:30am

Music
Music on Wednesday's
8:40am - 9:00am
Centers
Centers & Bathroom Time
9:30am - 11:00am
Lunch Prep
Group time, Lunch prep
11:00am - 11:15am
Lunch
Lunch, Clean up
11:15am - 11:45am
Lunch Clean Up
Diapers, Nap prep, Look at books
11:45am - 12:00pm
Nap
Nap time
12:00pm - 2:30pm
Nap Clean up
Change diapers, snack prep
2:30pm - 2:45pm
Snack Time
Snacks
2:45pm - 3:00pm
Play Time
Gross Motor Outdoors Centers
3:00pm - 4:50pm

Play Time
Diapers, Free play
4:50pm - 5:40pm

Combine Rooms
Combine with other Transitional Nursery Rooms
5:40pm - 6:00pm

Transitional Nursery

  • Arrival
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  • Clean Up
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  • Breakfast
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  • Gym
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  • Music
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  • Centers
    -
  • Lunch Prep
    -
  • Lunch
    -
  • Lunch Clean Up
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  • Nap
    -
  • Nap Clean up
    -
  • Snack Time
    -
  • Play Time
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  • Play Time
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  • Combine Rooms
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Transitional Nursery
Lunch Clean Up
Diapers, Nap prep, Look at books
11:45am - 12:00pm

Transitional Nursery

  • Lunch Clean Up
    -
Transitional Nursery
Snack Time
Snacks
2:45pm - 3:00pm

Transitional Nursery

  • Snack Time
    -
Transitional Nursery
Nap Clean up
Change diapers, snack prep
2:30pm - 2:45pm

Transitional Nursery

  • Nap Clean up
    -
Transitional Nursery
Breakfast
Breakfast and Clean up
8:00am - 8:30am

Transitional Nursery

  • Breakfast
    -
Transitional Nursery
Play Time
Diapers, Free play
4:50pm - 5:40pm

Transitional Nursery

  • Play Time
    -
Transitional Nursery
Clean Up
Wash hands/Breakfast prep
7:45am - 8:00am

Transitional Nursery

  • Clean Up
    -
Transitional Nursery
Arrival
Children arrive, Free Play
6:30am - 7:45am

Transitional Nursery

  • Arrival
    -
Transitional Nursery
Centers
Centers & Bathroom Time
9:30am - 11:00am

Transitional Nursery

  • Centers
    -
Transitional Nursery
Combine Rooms
Combine with other Transitional Nursery Rooms
5:40pm - 6:00pm

Transitional Nursery

  • Combine Rooms
    -
Transitional Nursery
Lunch
Lunch, Clean up
11:15am - 11:45am

Transitional Nursery

  • Lunch
    -
Transitional Nursery
Nap
Nap time
12:00pm - 2:30pm

Transitional Nursery

  • Nap
    -
Transitional Nursery
Gym
Gym, Free play, Diapers
8:30am - 9:30am

Transitional Nursery

  • Gym
    -
Transitional Nursery
Lunch Prep
Group time, Lunch prep
11:00am - 11:15am

Transitional Nursery

  • Lunch Prep
    -
Transitional Nursery
Music
Music on Wednesday's
8:40am - 9:00am

Transitional Nursery

  • Music
    -
Transitional Nursery
Play Time
Gross Motor Outdoors Centers
3:00pm - 4:50pm

Transitional Nursery

  • Play Time
    -