Bug Garden (18-30 months)
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SANDY V., ACTING LEAD TEACHER

Ms. Sandy earned a certificate in Early Childhood Education, completed classes toward an Associates Degree and worked in other centers for 4 years before joining our center.  After working part time in 2021, she became a full time teacher at the start of 2022.  She is First Aid and CPR certified and works 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   

BECCA S., ASSISTANT TEACHER

Ms. Becca worked with children as a babysitter, nanny and camp counselor before working in centers for four years, then joining Hillcrest in 2022.  She is First Aid and CPR certified and works full time from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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ENVIRONMENT
  • An energetic, language-rich class where children's individual personalities and needs are nurtured.

  • Teachers respect toddlers' solitary and parallel play. Toys are plentiful with more than one of the same thing.

  • Teachers model taking turns and playing with the children

  • The small class size allows the teachers to meet the children's individual needs

  • This classroom is licensed for up to ten children

  • Children have three hours of free play per day to explore

  • The environment is changed to support the lesson plans. Materials are kept on low, open shelves for the children to have easy access to them.

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 read to children in group and individual settings

PARENT INVOLVEMENT
  • Teachers encourage and welcome parent participation and involvement

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2019 “SEEDS OF HAPPINESS” By The Bug Garden
2019 “SEEDS OF HAPPINESS” By The Bug Garden

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2018 “LET THEM BE LITTLE” By The Bug Garden
2018 “LET THEM BE LITTLE” By The Bug Garden

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2012 “BUTTERFLY” By The Bug Garden
2012 “BUTTERFLY” By The Bug Garden

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2019 “SEEDS OF HAPPINESS” By The Bug Garden
2019 “SEEDS OF HAPPINESS” By The Bug Garden

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