Age Group: 2 Years Old
We help the Chickadees promote their independence by giving them big jobs such as help get the cart for meals and encourage the chickadees to practice their self-help skills as well as helping their friends if they need a friend. As Educators we build relationships with each child by spending time with them. We post documentations on our bulletin board outside our classroom with photos and artifacts.
Community and Families
As Educators we love having our families and community involvement in our classroom in any way possible. To celebrate we will send projects home to create with our families, we also plan events where families are able to come in and spend some time with us. We love inviting people to share stories and perspectives from our community.
In the room there is one bathroom that is shared with the Hummingbirds. It also has one change table and a single child size toilet. We collaborate with families that are potty training at home, we encourage those children to use the toilet. After using the bathroom the Chickadees to wash hands at a child level sink with soap, water and paper towels to dry their hands. This allows children to practice self-help skills and independence while an Educator is there to guide them if needed.
The Chickadees nap in the gym with the Budgies. The children get settled in their own bed with their blankets, pillows, and bed buddies; stuffies. Which stays at the centre to be laundered each week.
The Chickadee Daily Checklist
1. Diapers/Wipes/Diaper Rash Cream
2. 2 sets of extra clothes
3. A wet bag for dirty clothing
4. Reusable BPA-free Water Bottle
3. Sunscreen/Bug Spray
5. Nap time essentials: Blanket and bed time buddy (stuffy)
Lea - Early Childhood Educator in Training
Hannah - Child Care Assistant
Danica - Child Care Assistant