Woddlers - Nicholasville, KY

Once your infant is on the go and waddling around at 12 months, they will be promoted to our Woddlers program where we offer a safe environment and age-appropriate play equipment and toys that will become tools for discovery and physical development. At this age we focus on speech development and social development. Woddlers work on things like animals/animal sounds, body parts, labeling objects, and structured routine days. They will participate in large group time as well as small group time. With our low child to teacher ratios, we will provide individualized attention for your child where we can continue to develop secure, trusting relationships and emphasize self-confidence and positive accomplishments.

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Meet Our Teacher

HANNAH DOWNS - Woddler Teacher

Hannah brings over two years experience to our program. One of the things she enjoys most about her class is watching the children learn and grow. She is loving and caring member of our staff. When she is not working, she loves going to concerts, spending time with family, and watching sports.

hdowns@achildsplaceky.org

Judy Shoemaker - Woddler Teacher

Judy Has been with A Child's Place for a little over a year. She is a great addition to our team. She has experience as a preschool teacher and really enjoys working with young children. She loves spending time with her family and her dogs. She also enjoys reading and baking.

Jshoemaker@achildsplaceky.org

The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers & Twos

Our approach to children from birth through 3 years is “Responsive Caregiving Through Routines and Experiences” that structure each day and enable children to develop a secure, trusting relationships and gain confidence in themselves as learners. Routines offer the opportunity to build relationships and promote trust. During routine moments, such as diapering, feeding, and soothing, our staff will use these opportunities to develop curiosity, security, language, and create a warm and nurturing environment. Through daily experiences, our staff will engage your child through playing with toys, imitating and pretending, reading stories, creating with arts and crafts, and so much more.

Our monthly themes allow our toddlers to learn through play, observation, and exploration. With a wide array of topics that our toddlers can relate to directly, we carefully introduce and foster language development, cooperative play, sensory awareness, colors, manipulatives and self-expression to your little one.
 

We focus on nine areas of development and learning, four of which are on child development: social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and language:

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL

1. Regulates own emotions and behaviors

    a. Manages feelings

    b. Follows limits and expectations

    c. Takes care of own needs appropriately

2. Establishes and sustains positive relationships

    a. Forms relationships with adults

    b. Responds to emotional cues

    c. Interacts with peers

    d. Makes friends

3. Participates cooperatively and constructively in group situations

    a. Balances needs and rights of self and others

    b. Solves social problems

PHYSICAL

4. Demonstrates traveling skills

5. Demonstrates balancing skills

6. Demonstrates gross-motor manipulative skills

7. Demonstrates fine-motor strength and coordination

    a. Uses fingers and hands

    b. Uses writing and drawing tools

8. Listens to and understands increasingly complex language

    a. Comprehends language

    b. Follows directions

9. Uses language to express thoughts and needs

    a. Uses an expanding expressive vocabulary

    b. Speaks clearly

    c. Uses conventional grammar

    d. Tells about another time or place

10. Uses appropriate conversational and other communication skills

    a. Engages in conversation

    b. Uses social rules of language

COGNITIVE

11. Demonstrates positive approaches to learning

    a. Attends and engages

    b. Persists

    c. Solves problems

    d. Shows curiosity and motivation

    e. Shows flexibility and inventiveness in thinking

12. Remembers and connects experiences

    a. Recognizes and recalls

    b. Makes connections

13. Uses classification skills

14. Uses symbols and images to represent something not present

   a. Thinks symbolically

   b. Engages in sociodramatic play

107 Brookside Dr

Nicholasville, KY 40356

info@achildplaceky.org \\ Tel: (859) 885-9241 

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