Wonderful Ones

The life in our Wonderful Ones (12-24 months) class we strive to make every moment a learning moment. We want each child to have fun while also learning. We want to create activities to help develop a child’s mind and body, as well as a child’s social abilities. Our number one goal is to create a fun and comfortable environment for your child. Their program promotes independence like self-feeding, pre-potty training, settling into a routine, yet introduced to choice through independent play and learning stations. On the academic level, there are small group, teacher –led learning units spaced throughout their busy day. Shapes, colors, numbers, beginning phonics, music and art are just a few of the activities used to stimulate academic growth.

Key areas of child development & learning:
• A wide variety of literature including poetry & hand rhymes
• Art projects that use diverse materials and textures
• Music that is cultural and classic, along with many favorite children’s songs
• The use of imagination with dramatic play
• Discovering different materials such as rice and water (older children have access to sand)
• Math skills such as counting, measuring, matching, shapes and opposites
• Science experiments and an appreciation of nature
• Fine motor skills such as stringing cheerios and painting, etc.
• Large motor skills such as climbing and rolling a ball, etc.
• Circle time which includes colors, sign language, weather, etc.

Daily Schedule
6:30 – 8:00 ~ Drop Off / Morning Care
8:00 – 8:30 ~ Potty/ Breakfast (Breakfast will not be served any later.)
8:30 – 9:00 ~ Center Activities
9:00 – 9:30 ~ Praise & Worship / Circle Time
9:30 – 10:00 ~ Curriculum
10:00 – 10:30 ~ Potty Training/ Snack Time
10:30 – 11:00 ~ Center Activities
11:00 – 11:45 ~ Outside Play
11:45 – 12:00 ~ Potty Training
12:00 – 12:30 ~ Lunch
12:30 – 3:00 ~ Rest Time
3:00 – 3:30 ~ Potty Training/ Snack Time
3:30 – 4:00 ~ Center Activities
4:00 – 5:00 ~ Outside Play
5:00 – 6:00 ~ Pick Up

Developmental Classroom Goals – One Year Old Room
Age: About 12 Months

Motor Skills
*Gets into a sitting position without assistance.
*Sits well without support.
*Pulls self up to stand and walks holding onto furniture.
*Crawls forward on belly.
*Drinks from a cup with help.
*Feeds self finger foods like crackers or cereal.
*Places objects into and takes them out of a container.
*Uses pincer grasp (thumb and index or forefinger).

Cognitive Skills
*Searches for an object that he/ she sees fall out of sight.
*Responds to simple verbal requests like “No”.
*Imitates sounds and gestures that you make.
*Responds to music with body motions.
*Begins to use objects correctly.
(Cup, Comb, Listens to receiver if a phone is [placed in his hand).
*Explores objects in different ways (Shaking, Dropping, Throwing, and Banging).

Social Skills and Language
*Says “Dada” and “Mama”.
*Babbles with inflection in his/ her tone of voice.
*Recognizes names of other family members.
*Raises arms when he / she want’ to be picked up.
*Shows affection to adults that he/ she is familiar with.
*Shows apprehension around strangers.
*Exhibits separation anxiety when parent leaves.

Age: About 18 Months

Motor Skills
*Walks independently.
*Scribbles with crayons.
*Turns a page in a book.
*Is able to push, pull and dump things.
*Can carry a stuffed animal or doll.
*Builds a tower of 2 blocks.
*Can take off socks, mittens, and hats.

Cognitive Skills
*Follows simple instructions.
*Finds objects when hidden.
*Identifies a familiar object in a picture book.
*Solves problems by trial and error.
*Begins to sort by shapes and color (e.g. Puts a round lid on a round pot).

Social Skills and Language
*Has a vocabulary of about 8-10 words that can be understood.
*Uses phrases like “bye-bye”, “hi”, and “please”, when prompted.
*Repeats words overheard in conversation.
*Makes eye contact when someone is talking to him/ her.
*Asks for mother or father specifically.
*Brings toys or books to share with parent or caretaker.
*Plays alone on the floor with toys.
*Competes with other children for toys.
*Exhibits separation anxiety when parent leaves.
*Points to items that he/ she wants.