Toddler – Cricket Classroom, age 15 mos. – 2+

Welcome to the Toddler Cricket classroom at Greater Quincy Child Care Center. In this age group we see the children’s vocabulary and self-help skills grow immensely. We foster independence and encourage a language rich environment.  View our Cricket Newsletter

Communication with Parents:

The teachers are available during child’s arrival to speak briefly with the parents. We encourage phone calls during rest time to have more in depth conversations.

  • Monthly newsletter detail curriculum and classroom updates
  • We use a dry erase board outside the classroom for notices
  • Parent board has our weekly lesson plans, menu and newsletter
  • We encourage phone calls during rest time between 1:00 and 2:30
  • Written Developmental Assessments are completed every six months, and parent-teacher  conferences are encouraged at least once a year.
  • Text alerts for upcoming events

Program Highlights:

  • Full healthy and nutritional meal program
  • Music program
  • Large Motor program
  • 3 Full time teachers with 9 children daily
  • In house field trips (Barn Babies, Safety Day)

Curriculum and Child Development:

Hands on activities are critical to a child’s development at this age. They provide a lot of visual, auditory and tactile stimulation which is important in a child’s world of discovery.

  • Art activities to help develop fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination
  • Shaving cream, play dough, sand and rice offer sensory input
  • Our classroom climber helps develop muscle balance, stability and coordination
  • Pictures of toy placement on shelves aid in self help skills at clean up time