Mulberry is our toddler classroom, ages 15 months to 3. Our play-based, nature-based toddler classroom isn’t afraid to get dirty and gets to experiment with many different types of art and sensory materials, plus whatever nature will provide us outside. We focus on developing self-help skills along with social/emotional skills, while also strengthening language and motor skills as well. Our “themes” are based on what the children’s are interested at the time, so every year looks different.
A typical days schedule in the Mulberry room includes: free play (either inside or out), large group circle, snack, free play and art/sensory/experiments, outside, lunch, nap, snack, outside/free play.
The toddlers go outside at least twice a day, except in extreme weather, going from swimsuits, to snow pants to mud gear all in one year!
Meet the Mulberry Team!
How long have you been with Children First: Summer of 2017
What is your DEEC Certificate: Toddler, Preschool, and Director II
What is your role at CF: Lead Toddler Teacher
Favorite Quote: “I am the one thing in life I can control, I am inimitable, I am an original” – Lin Manual Miranda
Favorite Book: Anything by Chuck Palahniuk (Adult) and Caps for Sale
What is your 5 year Children First Goal: Research ways to make our playground even better and get more process art happening outside.
How long have you been with Children First: Since 2018
What is your DEEC Certificate: Toddler, Preschool and Director II
What is your role at CF: Toddler Teacher
Favorite Quote: “It is what it is”
Favorite Book: Bare Bones
What is your 5 year Children First Goal: Would like to see younger toddlers in classroom or a room of younger toddlers