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This is a flexible schedule to adapt to the ages of the kids - scroll here-->

-Breakfast with sharing
- Projects, reading, or singing & creative free play
- Learning about colors, food, shapes, numbers, letters, opposites, safety at lunchtime
-Outdoor play
- Rest time--with a movie
- Snack time
- Free play
~this is a very flexible and changing schedule, but gives you an idea of what they do during the day~

article written by Dr. Martha Erickson

"Play is one of the MOST important ways young children learn. By exploring and manipulation a variety of toys, children develop motor skills, special orientation, an understanding of cause and effect, and problem-solving skills.

By playing make-believe with costumes, puppets, dolls, playhouses, tools, vehicles and doctor's kits, children develop their creativity and language skills.

By using paint, crayons, clay and other art supplies, children learn to express themselves while developing the fine motor skills that will prepare them for writing when they get to elementary school.

Through interaction with peers, and with careful adult guidance, they develop important social and emotional skills, such as sharing, taking turns, treating other people with respect, managing anger and frustration, and resolving conflict.

Of course it is also important to be exposed to books, handle them, look at the pictures, discover left-to-right, top-to-bottom patterns that characterize reading of the English language.

Your children's experiences in the early years are important, but do not translate into the need for "rigorous academic demands."

An important fact is if your child loves his childcare center; this should not be taken lightly." Dr. Erickson

Laws of the Toddler

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1.  If I like it, it's mine.
2.  If it's in my hand, it's mine.
3.  If I can take it from you, it's mine.
4.  If I had it a little while ago, it's mine.
5.  If it's mine, it must never look like its yours.
6.  If I'm doing or building something, all the pieces are mine.
7.  If it looks just like mine, it's mine.
8.  If I think it's mine, it's mine