teacher: Ms. julie
Ms. Julie aims to create a nurturing, accepting, and flexible environment for her toddlers where curiosity and independence are encouraged, self-concept is enhanced, and expectations are clear. She teaches through example, instilling in her toddlers a sense of caring and sensitivity toward others.
Our mornings are filled with free play time. The children can choose from many play opportunities set up in the different centers – art, math, manipulatives, science, music, dramatic play, writing, reading, and block and sensory play. During snack time, the children are invited to participate in many self-help activities to build self-confidence and promote the growing independence desired by toddlers. Every day there is music and movement: the children explore scarves, bean bags, and different instruments. They listen and dance to a wide variety of songs promoting coordination, cooperation, creative expression, and language acquisition. Language is incorporated into every activity throughout the day. Books are read inside on a pillow and outside in the grass. After music, playtime is moved to the outdoor classroom! We continue exploring, enhancing our physical skills, and enjoying the wonderful sensory experiences nature has to offer – painting on easels, digging in sand, scooping and pouring water in funnels, turning over rocks to spy for bugs, and balancing on and jumping off tree trunks!