Merry Moose Childcare and Preschool LLC

Providing quality care since 1998
Rockville, MN

 

Toddler Room

Merry Moose Childcare and Preschool provides learning experiences for toddlers that are developmentally appropriate and geared to the MN Early Childhood Indicators of Progress. We strike a balance between teacher lead learning activities and child lead activities. Children will be encouraged to participate in activities that stimulate gross motor (large muscle) and fine motor (small muscle) development. We will provide opportunities for children to explore language, music, art, pretend play, imaginative play and manipulatives. Children will be going outside, weather permitting, on a daily basis for free play and some structured activities. Children learn at different rates and in different ways. At Merry Moose Childcare and Preschool, we encourage the process versus praise the result. Our Professional Childcare Teams takes the time to know and understand your child so that we can create activities for them. The toddler years are very dynamic and wonderful. We are excited for the opportunity to care for your little one!


The curriculum for toddlers is created to meet the unique needs if each child based on the Minnesota Early Childhood Indicators of Progress.  Each learning domain will be addressed to give each toddler the opportunities to grow and develop to their full potential. Parent conferences are held twice a year to share formal feedback with families.


Minnesota Early Childhood Indicators of Progress Birth to 3 Years- https://edocs.dhs.state.mn.us/lfserver/Legacy/DHS-4438-ENG 


For more information on the availability in the Toddler Room, contact Merry Moose Childcare and Preschool Center Director, Mande Hatten. 


Sample Daily Schedule Toddler and Preschool Room


6:00 am Children arrive- free choice time- music on

8:00 am Breakfast

8:30 am Clean up after breakfast, Bathroom/Diapering

8:45 am Teacher lead activities- Toddlers- Arts and Crafts

Preschoolers-Circle time activities

9:15 am Teacher lead activities- Toddlers- Aerobic Activity

Preschoolers- Arts and Crafts

10:00 am Teacher lead activities- Toddlers- Music and Story time

Preschoolers- Aerobic Activity

10:45 am Child lead activities- Developmentally Appropriate Room Activities

Toddler Diapering

11:15 am Wash up and prepare for lunch

11:30 am Lunch

12:30pm Clean up after lunch, Bathroom/Diapering

12:45 pm Prepare for rest and nap time

1:00 pm Quiet time Toddlers and Preschoolers- Rest

2:30 pm Child lead activities Toddlers- outside time and free choice

Preschoolers- outside time and free choice

3:30 pm Wash up for snack

3:45pm Snack

4:30 pm Child lead activities Free choice for all ages

5:30pm Clean up for dismissal/leaving

6:00 pm Center closes