Forest Friends (12-20 months)

MARCELLA K., LEAD TEACHER

Ms. Marcella has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Child Development from Florida State University. She joined our center in January 2015, is First Aid and CPR certified and works full time from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

JAZZ P., ASSISTANT TEACHER

Ms. Jassmynee worked with children in a center for almost a year before joining our center in 2018.  She is First Aid and CPR certified and works from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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​ENVIRONMENT

  • A safe, loving, language-rich environment where children can climb, explore and play using all five of their senses. This helps toddlers develop their sense of identity and self worth.
  • The structure is flexible to allow spontaneous learning yet also supports the need for routines
  • This classroom is licensed for up to ten toddlers
  • The environment is changed to support the lesson plans

CURRICULUM

  • Lesson plans consist of activities in social emotional growth, motor skill development, acquisition of language, cognitive development and Christianity
  • Activities are planned using individual time, small groups, large groups, and music and movement
  • Teachers focus on development of language by narrating play, and encouraging the use of new words
  • Children have the opportunity to participate in hands on learning experiences that help develop the whole child

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

  • Teachers encourage and welcome parent participation and involvement