It is important for toddlers to have a trusting relationship and healthy attachment to one or two adults who takes primary responsibility to meet their basic care needs. We assign a primary caregiver and a secondary caregiver for each child. We assign these caregivers by the caregiver’s availability and the child’s preference. We maintain a 4 to 1 ratio of children to staff in this room. During the main part of the day the room is at a 3 to 1 ratio.
Communication between caregivers and families: We use an app “Kaymbu” to send you daily reports, an update of your child’s day, the director’s newsletters, and messages home. Once you accept an invitation email from Kaymbu, you will receive these updates via email or text message.
Toddlers will be served table food from home. A morning and an afternoon snack will be provided for each child in care. These snacks will be in accordance with the nutritional guidelines of the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Each snack will consist of items from two of the following food groups: fluid milk, vegetable, fruit, grain/bread, meat or meat alternative. All children will feed themselves promoting fine motor skills. Please put ice packs in your child’s lunch bag. We do not have enough room in the refrigerator for all of the lunch bags.
If you are sending bottles please make sure that they are pre-made, mixed, and ready to feed as we can only heat things up. Also, make sure to label containers and bottles with your child's name, date of when it will be consumed, the ounces, as well as the type of substance in the container. Bottles will be fed at a table on the vinyl flooring.
In order for your child to participate in Large and Small Group Activities, your child will need to be dropped off by 9:30am. Their faces really light up when they are asked if they are ready to read a book, or what would they like to sing, or if they are ready to do art.
Walkers nap on cots, with a sheet, which are provided. The sheets are washed weekly. Please bring a small blanket if desired. We ask that you take all personal items home each Friday to be washed.
We ask that you bring in multiple complete outfits (including socks), which are seasonably appropriate. When the seasons change we will remind you to check the appropriateness of your child’s extra clothes.
You will need to provide diapers, we provide wipes. Please help us by labeling your child’s diaper pack and wipes before leaving them here for us.
- Please avoid bringing toys or books from home. Children this age are not always very willing to “share” personal belongings.