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Toddler 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.

Toddler Classrooms

The toddler rooms are a great place for playing, learning, and exploring!

 

Children transition into the toddler room around 15 months of age and remain until they are 2 1/2 years-old.  Children are fine-tuning their walking and balancing at this age so we have provided them with indoor climbing structures to ensure they have ample opportunity to work on their gross motor skills. 

 

The dramatic play center is a favorite among the children in the toddler rooms! They love dressing in costumes and role-playing in the kitchen. 

 

The hard surface area is reserved for lunch and snack time and messy art projects!

 

The large windows allow for plenty of sunshine and natural light.

Toddler Room Teachers

Toddler Room Teachers

Miss Jordin

Lead Teacher - Toddler 1

Education:

Jordin is working towards her degree attending both Heartland Community College and Illinois State University.

 

Experience:

She has over 3 years experience working in the Early Childhood Education field, including children with special needs.

 

Interesting Info:

Jordin likes to volunteer her time coaching softball for the local youth.

 

Scribbles History:

She joined Scribbles in 2019 as  an assistant teacher.

Miss Jerilyn

Assistant Teacher - Toddler 2

Education:

Jerilyn received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from ISU. She has also taken classes in Early Childhood Education from Heartland

 

Experience:

Jerilyn has over 23 years of experience working in childcare and preschool environments. She has worked with all ages with a primary focus on 3-5 year olds.

 

Scribbles History:

She joined Scribbles in 2018.

Miss Molly

Assistant Teacher - Toddler 2

Education:

Molly earned her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. She also recently graduated with her Masters in Social Work. 

 

Experience:

She has experience working with children as a teacher at FSU Children's Center. 

Interesting Info:

Molly has volunteered her time working with children in the foster system. 

 

Scribbles History:

She joined Scribbles in 2020.

Miss Angel

Lead Teacher - Toddler 2

Education:

Angel Graduated from York College in York, NE with an Associates in the Arts. Angel also attended Eastern Illinois University and Parkland College to continue her education focusing on Special Education speech Pathology.

 

Experience:

Angel has served as a Director for TPMHMR assisting children with special needs as well as serving as Assistant Director for 3 yrs.

 

Angel has been a teacher working in early childhood for the past 15 yrs.

 

Interesting Info:

Angel and her husband have three children.

Miss Natalie

Assistant Teacher - Toddler 2

Education:

Natalie earned her Associates of General Studies as well as her CDA in Infant/Toddler Development.

 

Experience:

She has previous experience with chiildren ages 6 weeks to high school age.  She has been working in the Early Childhood Education field for 15 years and is passionate about watching the growth of children and connecting with families.

 

Interesting Info:

Natalie has two daughters and has also volunteered much of her time working with children at homeless shelters.

Scribbles History:

Natalie joined Scribbles in 2019.

Miss Nanci

Assistant Teacher - Toddler 2

Education:

Nanci received her Degree from Spoon River College.

 

She earned her ECE Level 3 Credential.

 

Experience:

Nanci has over 13 years experience working in the Early Childhood Education field.

 

Scribbles History:

Nanci joined Scribbles in 2010. She has worked in the Infant classroom and is currently an assistant teacher in the Toddler 2 Classroom.

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