Little Bears Childcare
807 Lum Avenue
Waterloo, Wisconsin 53594

Telephone: 920.478.2767

A daily schedule is practiced at the Center, which includes active and quiet activities indoors and out, to protect the children from fatigue, extreme heat and cold, and over stimulation. Children go outdoors when weather permits. Free choice of equipment is encouraged. Developmentally appropriate curriculum for all age levels include large and small motor development, creative expressions, social interaction, intellectual, language development, and cognitive growth.

Goal oriented activities are planned on a weekly basis by the teacher in each classroom and reviewed by the Administrator. Equipment and materials may include balls, cars/trucks, dolls, imaginative play, puzzles, books, musical instruments, blocks, manipulative toys, etc.

Transitions used to move the children from one activity to another activity may include using music, cognitive skills, varying physical movements, or creative activities. Children will have opportunities for both individual as well as group activities.

Outdoors play space is maintained in a safe and secure manner and provides for a variety of large motor activities i.e.: bikes, balls, climbers, swings, slides, basketball, sandboxes, etc. It is our practice to teach values that encourage peaceful nonviolent problem resolutions, and play that reflects respect for one another and their environment.

We do not allow play toys or weapons based on physical violence. Parents may review our lesson plans and schedules, which are posted on the bulletin board. Please remember that children learn through play. Play is designed to use both large and small motor skills. Games, toys and other materials provide experiences to grow in mind and body.

Our teachers plan classroom activities designed to stretch the child’s interest. Numbers, letters, colors, and shapes are learned through stories, games and art projects. These fundamentals provide the base for more advanced learning in preparation for Kindergarten. At each age level, we emphasize appropriate activities for each child to grow, while building skills for reading, writing, math, art and music.

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