CIRCLE TIME, LEARNING TIME, ART AND OUTDOOR PLAY. WE START THE PRESCHOOL BASICS IN OUR TODDLER PROGRAM.
OUR TODDLER LESSON PLANS INCLUDE :
When toilet training, please provide us with at least 10 pairs of underwear and rubber training pants as well as several complete changes of clothes so we can ensure your child stays clean and dry. All children at IMS Express location must be fully potty trained. There will be a charge of $2.00 for any “house diaper” and $0.50 for any “house wipe” we use for your child after you are notified that we need them. It has been our experience that children who use “Pull-Ups” take longer to potty train. Because of this, we discourage their use. It is our belief that children who are put in underwear and rubber pants take less time to potty train due to the wetness they feel. Diapers and pull ups are designed to draw the moisture away from their skin. It is our policy however, to be consistent and supportive of the method you are using at home to train your child.
If a child is 3 years old, but is NOT FULLY potty trained, (Fully potty trained means: No accidents during the day, child can verbally tell caregivers they need to use the toilet, can wipe themselves and can get their own clothing up and down. An occasional naptime accident does not necessarily mean we will charge the higher rate.) It is our option to charge the higher rate of $950.00 per month until your child is fully potty trained. Child care assistance does not cover this difference and it will be your responsibility to pay. All children at IMS Express must be fully potty trained unless they are a special needs child. A child is classified as “special needs” if they have a valid IEP assessment or have physical disabilities which prevent them from fastening or unfastening their own clothing, are unable to wipe themselves or cannot get themselves on or off the toilet. If your child has special needs, Imagination Station and Imagination Station Express Early Learning Center will make every effort to accommodate your child’s individual requirements.
Outside time is twice a day. Children will be provided a minimum of 20 minutes of vigorous physical activity outdoors, for every 3 hours the facility is open.
Inside activities will be substituted for children when the temperature is 10 degrees or lower. Also if the weather is too severe for outdoor play due to wind chill factors, heavy snow, unsafe conditions ( Icy or Heavy rain, Poor air quality & The occasional moose), indoor vigorous activity will be substituted for outdoor play.
CHILDREN WHO ARE WELL ENOUGH TO BE IN CARE ARE PRESUMED WELL ENOUGH TO PLAY OUTSIDE. IF YOU FORGET YOUR CHILD'S WINTER GEAR WE WILL PROVIDE EXTRAS IF AVAILABLE AT AN ADDITIONAL COST. DUE TO STAFFING RATIOS AND MUNI REGULATIONS ALL CHILDREN MUST GO OUTSIDE IF WEATHER PERMITS.
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