1 Year Old

Our one year old room is for toddlers who are full time walkers. Our small class size allows for lots of individual attention, cuddling, lap time and time to explore. The goals for the 1 year old class this year are having fun while guiding the children to be confident learners and socially adapted children. We will do this through play, developmentally appropriate activities, and lots of love and kindness. Classroom Ratio:
  • 1 adult to 5 children.
  • Maximum of 10 children in the room with 2 adults.
catherineCatherine Allum - Head Teacher: Catherine is the lead teacher of the one year old classroom. She has a degree in Elementary Education and is currently pursuing her Master’s Certification in Gifted and Talented Education. Most of her teaching experience has been in early childhood classrooms for children ages infant through 5. Catherine will be getting married at the end of the year. She and fiancĂ©, Bob, are excited that their blended family now includes 5 daughters, 1 son, 2 son-in-laws, and a granddaughter. Keeping up with all of the kids is a hobby in itself but Catherine also enjoys playing board games, dancing, and camping. She is thrilled to be joining the MDO team in the church she has grown up in and looks forward to lots of cuddles, exploring, and learning with the one year olds this year!   janeJane Ritter - Assistant Teacher: Jane Ritter is a married mother of two children: Mandy, age 30 and Jared, age 27. She has owned her own business, a dental lab, for 27 years. Her greatest love in life is children, so MDO was a perfect fit. While she waits patiently for grandchildren of her own, she truly enjoys giving each MDO child a wonderful experience every time they come into her classroom. Jane would like to thank parents for sharing their child's day with her, and hopes she can make a difference in the lives of each and every one.     Daily Schedule: 9:00 - 10:00 Free play and social time 10:00 - 10:15 Snack and music with Miss Gail 10:15 - 10:30 Diaper change (diapers are also changed on an "as needed basis") 10:30 - 11:00 Sensory skills 11:00 - 12:00 Gross motor skills and outside play (weather permitting) 12:00 - 12:30 Lunch 12:30 - 1:00 Diaper change and free play

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