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WELCOME TO THE LITTLE MONSTERS!

These children have turned one, are fully walking, eat table food, are able to drink from a sippie cup and are ready for a more structured schedule with diverse and stimulating activities.

Age appropriate curriculum helps advance your toddler’s social, physical, emotional and intellectual growth through hands on learning activities and exploration art. Toddlers learn concepts such as eating with utensils, being part of a group, taking turns, sharing, using manners, and verbally communicating their needs.

Toddlers have their own dedicated outdoor playground, allowing for a flexible indoor/outdoor schedule.

Nap is one time a day from 12-2

Our Monster memo is sent home daily to keep you connected to your child’s day.

Monster Memo Daily

 Typical Schedule

Here is a typical daily schedule:
07:00 – 08:30: Centers
08:30 – 08:50: Breakfast
08:50 – 09:30: Free Choice
09:30 – 10:00: Outside Gross Motor Activities
10:00 – 10:15: Circle Time with music
10:15 – 11:30: Lunch
11:30 – 11:45: Storytime
11:45 – 02:00: Nap
02:00 – 02:45: Exploration/Free Choice
02:45 – 03:00: Snack
03:00 – 03:30: Outside Gross Motor Activities
03:30 – 04:30: Exploration/Free Choice
04:30 – 05:00: Storytime/Circle Time
05:00 – 05:30:  Outside Gross Motor Activities

 Meals and Snacks

First Steps Preschool participates in the federally sponsored CACFP food program and provides nutritional breakfasts, lunches and afternoon snacks. All meals meet or exceed federal guidelines and are served family-style, helping children to learn portion control, self help skills, and appropriate table manners. We are an equal opportunity facility. Parents are welcome to drop by to nurse or feed infants or join the “big kids” for lunch.

 What Your Child Should Bring

Please provide the following items for your Toddler:
• Diapers/Pull Ups
• Wipes
• Diaper Cream (if needed)
• Blanket for rest time
• 2 Complete changes of clothing including socks
• 2 Sippy cups*No pacifiers or Bottles Please!*

A Note on Clothing. We suggest dressing your children in clothes they can comfortably play in. Remember that children who are going through potty training, and even those who have mastered the bathroom, do best with clothing they can quickly pull down. While buttons and suspenders are cute, they are difficult for young children to undo when they realize they are in a hurry!

Also keep in mind that we encourage children to explore, and things do get messy on occasion. We highly recommend clothing that is as washable as the kids! They will be painting, coloring, eating, and playing on the playground. While we do our best to keep the kids in smocks for art projects and out of really big messes, please understand that part of early children learning means they will sometimes “wear” their lessons.