Infant Curriculum

At Scribbles, we know that the care that infants, toddlers, and twos receive, along with their experiences during their first three years has a powerful influence on how they learn and grow throughout their lifetime.

 

In fact, brain research that used to say 50 percent of what an individual learns over a lifetime occurs by age 5 now suggests that this might even occur earlier – as early as age 3, acknowledging this is a vital learning period. Scribbles curriculum for infants through age two is based on the nationally recognized and tested Creative Curriculum for Infant, Toddlers, and Twos, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) guidelines, and the Illinois Birth to Three Standards.

 

At Scribbles, learning and development are tied together around four areas of the child’s development – social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language — and are promoted through experiences that challenge and interest children.

 

Examples of some of these experiences include:

  • Exposure to various learning opportunities to develop skills needed to regulate the child’s emotions, behavior and attention.

  • Engagement in one-on-one interactions and small groups to foster the development of social skills.

  • Exposure to materials and objects of various textures, shapes and sizes that promote mathematical concepts.

  • Exposure to opportunities that promote the use of their senses to learn about objects in the environment, discover that they can make things happen and solve simple problems.

  • Engagement with literacy experiences that build on the child’s interest and enjoyment of songs, rhymes, interactive games and various types of books.

  • Participation with opportunities to gain an appreciation of art, music, drama and dance in all of its cultural diversity, through age-appropriate learning experiences and materials.

 

Our skilled teachers observe the children and plan activities and experiences that provide optimal learning and development for every child. Additionally, a large part of our curriculum is centered on the responsive environment in which kids learn.

Infant Classrooms

The infant rooms are designed as safe environments separated for sleep, play/learning, and eating. The space is designed around the four developmental areas (social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development) along with the different aspects of the infant curriculum:

  • Discovery Through Toys

  • Imitation and Pretend

  • Story Time

  • Connecting with Music and Movement

  • Outdoor Time 

 

Each room has a changing station equipped with a hands-free faucet, soap and towel dispensers that allow direct access to sanitation, and see-through cribs allowing teachers to easily monitor infants during sleep. The oversized rooms allow for growth and movement of infants as they mature through physical phases of development.

Infant Room Teachers

Miss Tammie

Lead Teacher - Infant 1

Education:

Tammie graduated from Loyola University in Chicago in 1998 with a Bachelors in Science of Education

 

Experience:

She has mostly taught preschool and kindergarten but has also taught infants, 3rd grade and 5th grade.

Previously Tammie was the owner and operator of her own childcare service.  She loves to travel around the world and has been to many countries.

 

Interesting Info:

Tammie volunteers at Midwest Food Bank, BCAI Dance School and Wedrose Animal Sanctuary.

Miss Angela

Assistant Teacher - Infant 2

Education:

Angela graduated with a Masters Degree from ISU. Her focus is on communication and adaptive techniques for children who have extra needs. 

 

Experience:

She has taught in Elementary  and middle schools around Central Illinois as well as working at Country Companies for 13 years.

 

Interesting Info:

Angela has been a part of the Eastview Food Pantry and has painted murals for the Crisis Nursery in Champaign, IL.

 

Scribbles History:

Angela joined Scribbles in 2017 as a full time substitute teacher.

Miss Chasity

Assistant Teacher - Infant 1 and Infant 2

Info coming soon!

Miss Elizabeth

Assistant Teacher - Infant 2

Education:

Elizabeth received her Associates in Arts from Heartland College. She went on to earn her Bachelor's Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences, Human Development from Illinois State.

 

Experience:

Elizabeth has over 5 years experience in childcare working with children ranging in ages from infant to school age.

 

Interesting Info:

She is actively involved with both the adult and children's choir at her church.

Scribbles History:

Elizabeth joined Scribbles in 2016 first as the assistant in Toddler 1.

Miss Tonya

Assistant Teacher  - Infant 2

Education:

Tonya attended Malcom X College and Morton College majoring in Early Childhood Education.

 

Experience:

Tonya has I’ve worked with children for 14 years and has also been a Certified Nurse Assistant for 7 years.

 

Interesting Info:

She is originally from Chicago and moved to Bloomington-Normal in 2015. She and her husband have two daughters and two sons.

Scribbles History:

She joined Scribbles Team in July 2020 as an Infant teacher. She is excited to be a part of the Scribbles team and to doing what she loves, which is working with infants and toddlers.

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