C2: The Pond Hoppers (Older Toddlers)

Welcome to our Older Toddlers Pond Hoppers class!
 
This class is part of our new infant and toddler suite for children 6 weeks to three years. Our Wild Ones class is for children approximately 18-30 months of age and is designed to help bridge the gap between our traditional flexible infant room and our more structured toddler room. In this class we begin to introduce more structure, but we also follow each child's own schedule from home as well. This age group receives more teacher directed activities and more large motor activities than our young infants classroom. Our teachers in this class are dedicated to providing high quality care by providing a sanitary and welcoming environment and assisting our children with learning vital early skills such as vocal play, muscle development & tone, care giver trust, and engagement with their environment while also beginning to foster independence and the emergence of unique personalities. Our teachers work hard to ensure that families are updated quickly and that families feel comfortable and secure with bringing their children to childcare. Our infant & toddler teachers are excellent in helping to shape our emerging kiddos into children that love God and are ready to tackle the world.
Miss Gabriella Clark     Lead Older Toddlers Teacher
Miss Jessica Cumings     Assistant Older Toddlers Teacher

Our Classroom

Classroom Schedule
Will be updated soon!
For this age group we begin to shift the focus from a child specific schedule to a classroom oriented schedule. However, we do recognize that this age group is still very young, and we make appropriate accommodations as needed to help students grow and develop appropriately as we offer an increasingly structured and stable schedule.
Lesson Plans
Each week, lead teachers will plan age appropriate lesson plans for their classroom. In addition to our school year and summer themes and curriculum, we also use Indiana Early Learning Foundations to ensure that we hit sufficient learning targets for each foundation and age group. For infants & young toddlers, each child will have their very own lesson plan created for them each week. Lesson Plans will be posted within the classroom and will be posted on each family's Parent Portal so that families can examine what activities their children will be working on. Below is a sample of our weekly lesson plan for infants & young toddlers
Meal Information
All families that bring their own meals must fill our our "Safe Transportation of Food Responsibility" Agreement. 
Our facility provides Breakfast & two snacks each day for no additional charge.
To have lunch provided, the cost is an additional $2.25 per day.
All family brought lunch boxes must be labeled with the child's name. Each item within the lunch box must be labeled with the child's name and the date.
Developmental Milestones
Coming Soon!
What Should
I Bring?
Families should provide the following:
1) Diapers
2) Wipes
3) 2 sets of extra clothes
4) Diaper Cream
5) Formula (premixed) or Breast Milk (if self providing)
Families may bring in the following:
1) Pacifier
2) Blanket
3) Diaper Bag
4) Carseat
*Please note that all items brought from home should be labeled with your child's name.
*All Formula and Breast Milk must be labeled with the time it was expressed or mixed.

The Ark Daycare & Preschool Ministry is a Ministry of Middletown Church of the Nazarene.

The Ark Daycare & Preschool Ministry

698 N 5th Street

Middletown IN 47356

Thank you for being part of our family!

Thank you for being part of our family!