Daycare Diaries: Mission Name That Agent

The family of one of our 4yo girls has recently been playing an imaginary game where they are all secret agents. The little girl was Agent 003 (double-oh-three) until her birthday, and now she is Agent 004. And not only did her name change on her birthday, she also decided to bestow secret agent names to her teachers.  Miss Dawn is now Secret Agent Cupcake and Miss Emma is Secret Agent Muffin Man. And our office staffer who comes by from time to time on administrative missions is now known as Secret Agent Meg-a-loo.  Don’t you think it’s time you got a secret agent name too?

Daycare Diaries: They're Growing Up!

We just launched our Kindergarten Readiness Program (KRP) and our older kids are rising to the occasion of the more difficult work. They sit very tall and proud at the table.  They take their new worksheets and other big kid business very seriously.

3.5yo Girl: “It’s time for big kid work so now we really have to listen.”

4yo Girl: “We are the biggest kids so now we have some harder stuff to do.”

Daycare Diaries: They’re Growing Up!

We just launched our Kindergarten Readiness Program (KRP) and our older kids are rising to the occasion of the more difficult work. They sit very tall and proud at the table.  They take their new worksheets and other big kid business very seriously.

3.5yo Girl: “It’s time for big kid work so now we really have to listen.”

4yo Girl: “We are the biggest kids so now we have some harder stuff to do.”

Daycare Dining: Green Beans, A Prize In Every Pod!

At lunch last week, one of our kiddos made an unexpected discovery, “There’s a pea in my green bean!”  It was actually just the bean inside the green bean pod, but it was a cute interpretation and a delightful surprise for him.  We feed our daycare kids lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.  A big hit lately has been raw green beans.  Maybe that’s because it’s a food with a prize inside!

Daycare Diaries: Need a hero?

One of our little boys was recently playing dress-up and he put together an outfit of a bright yellow reflective safety vest, an orange tutu, and a plaid hat with a flower sticking out.  When Miss Dawn asked him who he was being he proudly announced, “Superman Princess.”  What a great idea!  Imagination without limitation.  Don’t you miss being a kid?

Daycare Diaries: When I Grow Up…

One of our 2.5yo girls has been showing real promise as a future teacher.  She has adopted the teacher “we” language when speaking to her friends, telling them, “We share our toys at school,” or, “We are quiet at naptime.”  It doesn’t produce the same results as when it comes from the teachers – perhaps its just not as convincing coming from a 2.5yo – but it’s ok, she’ll get there.  Sometimes kids get too wrapped up in the actions of their classmates, and not focused on their own behavior.  In these moments the teachers remind the kids to worry about themselves, not their friends. Mom told us that recently Dad was instructing our budding teacher to put on her coat and head out the door.  She responded to him, “Don’t worry about me Daddy. Worry about yourself.”

Studio Daycare: The Little Art Critic

On our first day of a new unit one of our 3.5-year-olds went to the inspiration board very excited to check out the new pictures. She observed for a moment and then declared, “Well, this is very interesting.” Miss Emma asked what she was looking at and she pointed to a Picasso work and said, “Hmm…it’s a half woman!”  Impressive evaluation from a 3.5 year old!

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