Forest Friends (12-20 months)
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MACKENZIE W., LEAD TEACHER

​Ms. Mackenzie earned a B.S. degree in Family and Consumer Sciences and worked with young children for over a year before joining our center in 2017. She works full time from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and is First Aid and CPR certified.

CONNIE F., ASSISTANT TEACHER

​Ms. Connie is a licensed social worker with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work.  She worked as a social worker for many years before joining our center in 2021.  Connie works from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and is First Aid and CPR certified. 

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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

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2020 “BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES” By The Forest Friends
2020 “BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES” By The Forest Friends

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2019 “MOON & STARS” By the Forest Friends
2019 “MOON & STARS” By the Forest Friends

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2020 “ADVENTURE AWAITS” By The Cyclones
2020 “ADVENTURE AWAITS” By The Cyclones

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2020 “BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES” By The Forest Friends
2020 “BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES” By The Forest Friends

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