Welcome to the Toddler/Preschool classroom at the Greater Quincy Child Care Center. Throughout the day, the children in these classrooms are becoming increasingly independent and aware of themselves as individuals. The teachers work to help your child develop independence in areas such as self-help skills, language skills to communicate their needs, thoughts and ideas to others and social skills as they learn how to play and cooperate with peers. View our Lady Bug Newsletter View our Fireflies Newsletter
Communication with parents
The teachers will work to ensure each parent knows how their child’s day was and what types of activities he or she participated in while at school.
- Monthly Newsletters detail curriculum and classroom updates.
- Daily forms are filled out and placed in your child’s mailbox to share information about mealtimes If and for how long your child napped at rest time and diapering and toilet information.
- We are available during drop off and pick up to answer questions as well as by phone during rest-time between the hours of 1:00pm – 2:30pm for further discussion.
- Quarterly home and school questionnaires and semiannual written Developmental Assessments.
- Full healthy and nutritional meal program
- Music Program
- Large Motor Program
- Leader of the Day
- Text alert’s for upcoming events
- Introduce the computer with educational programs
- Nine children in each classroom with two full time Teachers and one part time Teacher in both classrooms.
Curriculum and Child Development
Our curriculum is developed following the Massachusetts Department of Education for Infant, Toddler and Preschool Learning Guidelines. Our goal for the children is to learn self-help skills, social skills, language, and problem solving skills.
- Self-help skills -hand washing, putting on coats, using utensils and pouring their own milk at meal time
- Language skills – encourage communication of their needs, peer exchanges at meal time.
- Social skills –Circle time, lunch and snack. Utilizing art materials in groups
- Large Motor – Playground time and in our Rumpus Room structure and unstructured games.
- Fine Motor – Puzzles, lacing, drawing with crayons. Sensory exploration and using the books on the shelf.