Waddlers

Waddler Room

Waddler Room

Waddler Room

Another View of the Waddler Room

Ages: 9 to 15 months
Classroom Ratios: 1:4

Maximum Classroom Size: 12

Program Goals

In the “waddler” stages, 9 months to 18 months, basic trust is our main goal for development. Basic trust involves confidence, optimism, acceptance of and reliance on self and others, faith that the world can satisfy needs, and sense of hope or a belief in the attainability of wishes in spite of problems and without overestimation of results. A sense of trust forms the basis for later identity formation, social responsiveness to others, and ability to care about and love others. A sense of trust may be demonstrated by the ease of feeding, the depth of sleep, the relaxation of the bowels, and the overall appearance of contentment, all the same as the infants, except…the waddlers are mobile! They are moving around on their own more and more each day!

How we achieve our program goals

Our main focus will still be on the caregiver’s positive and loving care for your child, with a big emphasis on visual contact and touch, because teacher/child interaction is very important! Our teachers will maintain your waddler’s daily schedule while incuding diverse opportunities for gross and fine motor development; social and language skills and art, science and sensory activities. The waddler room will allow more space for your child to move around and gain more self confidence while transitioning onto a toddler schedule.

Daily Sheets and Communication

Daily Sheet – You will receive a Toddler Daily Sheet which will communicate all aspects of your waddler’s day as well as any needs we may have for your child.

Monthly Newsletters

We send home newsletters in the waddler classroom via children’s mailboxes, email and Facebook postings. These newsletters are full of things that will be and have been going on in the waddler room.

Open-Door Policy

We maintain an open-door policy which allows parents the opportunities to stop by the Center at any time to visit with their children.

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