Classroom Guides - 2B Room (Oak Creek)
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Welcome to the 2B Room!
My name is Susie. I have worked in the childcare field for 16 years. During my junior year of High School, I obtained my EC1 through a class offered at my school. Now, I have EC1 and 2, and a semester of childcare classes from MATC. I am also currently updating my CDA Credential. I have always loved working with younger children and I knew I wanted to be a childcare teacher. The best part of my job is being a cheerleader for the children and encouraging them to accomplish anything they set their minds to. I love to see their development as the years go on.
Things you will Need for the First Day!
Please make sure you have:
- Extra set of clothes (including socks & underwear) - season appropriate
- Diapers, wipes, and diaper cream (if needed)
- Blanket and crib sheet for cot (these will be sent home every Friday to be washed)
- Winter: boots, coat, snow pants, hats & mitten
- Summer: swimsuit or little swimmers, a beach towel, water shoes or sandals, and sunscreen
PLEASE LABEL ALL YOUR CHILD'S ITEMS WITH A PERMANENT MARKER!!
|8:15||Music & Movement|
|8:30||Morning Group Time, Learning Centers, Art|
|9:30-10:00||Outside or Multipurpose Room|
|10:30||Story Time, Small Group Activities|
|3:00-3:45||Stories, Outside or Multipurpose Room|
|4:00||Learning Centers, Art|
|5:00-6:00||Free Choice, Small Group, Activities|
When children are between the ages of 2 and 3 years old, many parents begin thinking about potty training. We hope to be your partners in your child’s potty success. The following are some hints to help guide you through this, sometimes stressful, process.
Some indicators your child may be ready to begin potty training:
Your child may be ready if he or she:
- Stays dry for 2 hours at a time
- Seems uncomfortable when they are in a wet or soiled diaper
- Can pull down their pants and remove their diaper
- Shows an interest in the potty, may ask to sit on the potty
- Follows simple instructions, doesn't refuse to sit on the potty
- Has words for pee and poop (it doesn't matter what they are so long as they are able to verbalize them)
Some tips to help make potty training easier for everyone:
- BE CONSISTENT! The number one rule for successful potty training is consistency. Switching back and forth between underwear and diapers can confuse your child. Remember: All children have accidents during this process!
- Don't rush a child who isn't ready. Children are likely to create a power struggle when they are forced into potty training before they are prepared.
- Dress your child in clothes that are easy to pull up and down.
- Through our years of experience we have found that PULL-UPS are not usually proven to be a successful tool in the potty training process. We feel strongly that they are much too similar to diapers and would much rather use thick training pants or underwear with several sets of spare pants for accidents.
- Begin limiting liquids at night and in the early morning. If your child still sleeps with or carries around a sipper cup, consider restricting these practices.
- Communicate regularly with the teachers. They are always willing to take time to address your questions and concerns.
Goals for 2 Year Olds
Our "small but special" goals are learning to: drink from a cup, use a fork and spoon, say "please" and "thank you", be patient with our friends, give "soft" touches, object identification, put away toys, and wipe up spills.
Walks on tiptoe
Balances on balance board momentarily, with both feet
Snips with scissors
Holds crayon with thumb and fingers, not fist
Enjoys listening to simple storybooks and requests them to be repeated
Labels common objects and pictures
Joins vocabulary words together in 2 to 3 word phases
300-400 words in vocabulary
Knows concepts of one, many and more
Can talk briefly about what he or she is doing
Understands number concepts, like ordination
Uses classification (a cat is an animal)
Takes off and dresses self, specifically their coat
Washes and dries hands with assistance
Uses objects symbolically
Participates in simple group activities, games, songs