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Betsey Room- Growing Hope

March 24, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The older toddlers are ready for spring!  Every year, the children plant seeds for the Growing Hope project.

Growing Hope is a nonprofit organization based in Ypsilanti. Their mission is to provide fresh and local produce to the surrounding area. They are committed to teaching about growing produce and getting the community involved. For more information on this organization, please visit their website at

You and your children can watch the vegetables grow in the lobby.

~Betsy, Sarah, and Denise

Betsey Room-Look Who’s New!!

March 19, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

We are excited to announce that Alicia Lin and her parents, Dave and Karen, have joined our classroom.  Alicia started her week with lots of movement by meeting Tammy Holley for gym time.  The balls and hula hoops were a big hit.  Then, she used a paint and some paint to make a creation for her first week poster.  Welcome to Lin family!

~Denise and Sarah

Betsey room- What can you find?

March 6, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The older toddlers used flashlights to find all kinds of things in the classroom.  They found it especially interesting to shine the flashlight on the ceiling and on themselves.  There was a lot of cause and effect, anticipating events, and locating object learning involved in this activity.

~Denise and Sarah

Betsey room-Taste testing!

March 6, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The children have been eating  ice and snow on the days that we are able to go outside.  Sarah and Denise froze lemon and lime popsickles on a day that the weather was too cold to go outside.  As you can see, the tart popsickles were received with mixed responses.  Later in the week, we froze juice pops for a sweeter experience.


~Denise and Sarah

Little Traverse- Splish, Splash!

March 4, 2015 by · 1 Comment 

Water play is one of the babies’ favorite sensory activities.  Whether they are splashing themselves, or each other, laughter is heard throughout the room.  If they have this much fun with the water in bins, can you image what it will be like this summer in the sprinkler?  I cannot wait!

~Denise, Betsy, and Hillary

Little Traverse- Snow, Snow, and more snow!

March 4, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

It has been such a cold winter!  There have not been as many opportunities to play outside as we usually get here in Michigan.  On the days when the weather was nice enough, the babies went outside to explore the snow with the toddlers.  When we couldn’t get outside, Hillary and Betsy brought the outside to the babies.  The teachers added a little powder paint to the snow, and the babies made an art project and had a terrific time exploring the snow with all their senses.

Denise, Betsy, and Hillary

Chessie Room-Taking care of babies!

March 4, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Several of the younger toddlers have been very helpful  with entertaining the babies from the Little Traverse room.  The toddlers love to talk and play with them.  Nicole and Deb set up the sensory table for the toddlers to wash the baby dolls in the classroom.  This activity promoted baby care along with adding a sensory experience.

~Denise, Deb, and Nicole

Chessie room-Painting with dinosaurs?!

March 4, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The Chessie room children have been very interested in playing with the dinosaurs.  The teachers noticed this and extended this interest by adding paint to the children’s play.  The teachers expected the children to paint using the dinosaurs as their painting tool.  As you can see, some of the children decided to paint on the dinosaurs as well!

Railroad Infant/Toddler March Calendar 2015

March 3, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

 “While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about”
Here is the March calendar. Spring is just around the corner. March 2015


Railroad Infant/Toddler February Calendar

January 30, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer. ~Author Unknown

February 2015-2

Think Spring!~Denise


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