Dolphin Classroom (Toddler Age):

  1. When is my child ready for the Dolphin classroom?  When determining toddler class readiness there are a few defining factors: Your child needs to be at least a year old and walking well, your child is sleeping during one nap a day, your child is drinking out of a sippy cup and eating table foods instead of using a bottle.
  1. What am I expected to provide for my child?  Parents are responsible for providing diapers or pull-ups, baby wipes, diaper cream ointment, extra set of clothes, naptime blanket, naptime mat (you may purchase one for the school if you prefer), a sippy cup or water bottle, and a packed lunch from home each day.  Kids Cove provides the morning snack and the afternoon snack.
  1. What does the daily schedule look like? Some days may vary slightly depending upon the needs of the day within each classroom, but a typical day in our Dolphin classroom looks like this: 

Free play – arrival time

Restroom/Diaper changes – 8:30am

Snack time – 9:00

Outside time – 9:30

Restroom/Diaper changes/Wash Hands – 10:00

Circle Time with stories (Chapel on Tuesdays) – 10:25

Fine motor skills activity – 10:45

Lunch 11:05

Restroom/Diaper changes– 11:40

Naptime 12:00pm

Restroom/Diaper changes 2:00

Outside time – 2:30

Wash hands/snack time – 3:00

Music and movement – 3:25

Guided free play – 3:40

Restroom/Diaper changes – 4:00

Story time – 4:20

Free play – 4:45

  1. What will my child learn during their time in the Dolphin classroom?  We focus on learning about shapes and colors.  We also spend some time reading Bible stories.  In all of our classrooms we focus on learning about being kind and caring towards one another, and working out our differences using kind words and taking turns.  In the Dolphin room the children hone in their fine motor skills while grasping crayons and other art materials as well as lots of sensory and sorting activities.  Before they leave our Dolphin room they should be working on using the potty.  And of course, the most important learning of all at this age, lots of imaginative play!