Ones Room

The Butterflies (12-24 Months)

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Nicole Jackson

Head Teacher

Our Schedule

Self-directed independent and parallel play with the open-ended materials in our room.

We sing songs, read stories, play finger games, and work on simple shapes, colors, numbers, and sounds.

We encourage but do not insist on snacking at our community table.

We create art projects and/or play with manipulatives to engage the senses.

Using our big red group buggy, we take all the kids for a stroll around our giant sports field.  When weather makes outdoor play impossible, we go to the large ECDS gymnasium instead.

Our Nature Walk ends in a period of open-ended outdoor play in our little-kids playground.

“One, two, three …. POP goes the weasel!”

We encourage expressive language through repeating sequences, games, rhymes, and simple songs.

We encourage but do not insist on eating at our community table.

Lights out & quiet time on our napping cots.

We encourage but do not insist on snacking at our community table.

We read and act out simple stories with the goal of understanding the cause-and-effect narrative using simple language and engaging voices.

Outdoor activities like clapping games, parachute play, and follow-the-leader.

We read and act out simple stories with the goal of understanding the cause-and-effect narrative using simple language and engaging voices.

Little ones “help” with cleaning up the room, and we get ready for our Moms and Dads to arrive.

Our Development Goals for The Butterflies Room

COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

Understand object permanence.

Understand functional relationships (e.g., comb hair with brush).

Use everyday items for pretend play (e.g., pretend to drink from a
cup).

Spontaneously name and identify objects.

Match shapes, colors, and objects appropriately.

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Develop healthy attachment to teachers.

Comfortably transition between parent/teacher care.

Engage in parallel play, and play simple games (ex., pat-a-cake).

Engage and interact with peers in groups of two to three children.

Display empathy.

Use manners such as please and thank you.

COMMUNICATIVE DEVELOPMENT

Produce a string of consonants and word-like double consonants (ex., ba-ba, da- da).

Locate familiar objects on request.

Identify body parts, animals, and vehicles.

Produce two-word phrases.

Carry out two-step commands.

MOTOR DEVELOPMENT

Pick up small objects using thumb and forefinger.

Point with index finger.

Scribble spontaneously.

Squat during play and easily regain balance.

Run, throw ball overhead, and walk downstairs with alternating feet while holding on to adult hand or rail.