TWENTY-FOUR MONTHS TO THIRTY-SIX MONTHS
Our Owls are extremely curious individuals between the ages of twenty-four and thirty-six months. They are beginning to test their boundaries and declare their own independence. The Little Nest provides our older toddlers with a structured lesson plan and an unique environment in which they can explore, engage in free play, and participate in group activities. Teachers continue to model communication skills and help each child balance their independence, as each owl is prepared to leave the nest on their new educational endeavors.
Our teachers create a meaningful and exciting learning environment for our young learners with a focus on activities that help positively shape a child’s development. Our curriculum is play-based and child centered, meaning each individual child learns at their own pace creating a deep love of learning in each and every child.
Children’s growth and development is highly influenced by art. Research shows that children who engage in hands-on art activities learn much better in all their academic disciplines. Our art activities help strengthen children’s problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Research has shown the important role music plays in a child’s development. It offers children an opportunity to develop cognitively, socially/emotionally, and physically through song and dance. Our energetic two’s love to engage in different music activities, ranging from musical instruments to singing and moving to familiar tunes.
Our two’s classroom is fed according to our classroom schedule. Whole Foods Market creates nutritious and appetizing breakfasts every morning and prepare two organic snack throughout the day, as well as, well-balanced lunches.
TAKE THE FIRST STEP
6:30-9:00 AM Hand Washing/Drop-Off
8:00-8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30-9:00 AM Free Play
9:00-9:30 AM Morning Meeting
9:30-10:00 AM Sensory Play
10:00-10:30 AM Morning Snack
10:30-11:30 AM Indoor or Outdoor Time
11:30-11:45 AM Fine Motor Activities
11:45-12:15 PM Lunch
12:15-12:30 PM Story Time / Meditation
12:30-3:30 PM Nap Time
3:30-4:00 PM Afternoon Snack
4:00-4:30 PM Gross Motor Activities
4:30-5:00 PM Art Time
5:00-5:30 PM Playtime
5:30-6:00 PM Table Activities and Pick-up
*This schedule reflects our typical day in the toddler classroom
The Little Nest is an unique and creative daycare that will offer children an opportunity to construct imagination, develop self-expression, gain knowledge, and engage in meaningful relationships with peers and caregivers during designated periods of play and exploration. It is my personal belief, that learning and growing in an environment that stimulates, focuses on play, engages in earth friendly practices, and promotes healthy living, can not only expand, but enhance the lives of our children, as well as their families, in a way unlike any other program…Read more
Our lead and assistant caregivers at Little Nest Care meet the following requirements, which well exceed the Illinois DCFS licensing standard and is definitely one reason which makes Little Nest Care stand out from any other program. Read more
Little Nest Care is an eco-friendly center that focuses an immense amount on earthly consciousness to influence a greater world for our Owlets and Owls. Each child is assisted and encouraged to practice earth friendly approaches at the Little Nest and at home. Our caregivers demonstrate these practices to help aid our children in making their own GREEN choices. Little Nest Care gives our Owlets and Owls the opportunity to learn and grow efficiently, which encourages their foundations to use all the potential that is in their bright future. Read more