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Germantown: (240) 246-7835

Hope Grows Child Development Center

Toddler Program in Germantown

Toddler Program is built for active and enthusiastic children to satisfy their natural curiosity. There are warm reading nooks, sensory tables and toys, great books, pretend play areas, bins filled with dress-up and exploratory materials, musical instruments and outdoor spaces to play and explore.

Daily Schedule

TimeActivity
6:30 amCenter Opens
7:00 – 8:00Arrival/ Morning Greeting / Free Play
8:00 – 8:15Wash Hands/ Getting Ready for Breakfast
8:15 – 9:00Breakfast/ Table Toys
9:00 – 9:30Potty Training/ Diaper Changing/ Bathroom:
9:30 – 10:00Outside Time (large motor development)
10:00 – 10:15Wash Hands/ Transition (puppets/sing along songs)
10:15 – 10:30Circle Time (large group learning time)
10:30 – 10:45Music & Movement (large motor skills)
10:45 – 11:30Small group center time (hands-on math/literacy/science activity centers)
11:30 – 11:45Let's Shake our Wiggles out (gross motor development)
11:45 – 12:00Story Time
12:00 – 12:15Getting Ready for Lunch/ transition (personal development)
12:15 – 12:35Lunch
12:35 – 12:55Bathroom time/ potty training/ brush teeth
12:55 – 2:55Nap
2:55 – 3:10Put Away Our Cots/ Getting Ready for Snack
3:10 – 3:30Snack Time
3:30 – 4:00Potty Training/ Diaper changing/ Bathroom (transition)
4:00 – 4:15Story Time (Listening/Speaking Skills/Language Development)
4:15 – 4:35Arts & Crafts (sensory/ small motor development)
4:35 – 5:00Outside Time (large motor development)
5:00 – 5:15Wash Hands / Transition (getting to know me / language development)
5:15 – 5:30Circle time (exploring world/ science/ social studies)
5:30 – 6:00Clean-up/ recall (personal development/ Getting Ready to Go Home)
6:00 pmCenter Closes

Conferences & Assessments

All parents are invited to participate in parent/teacher conferences. These are conducted twice a year, once in the late fall and late spring. These conferences will be held during center hours and at a time that is convenient for both the parents and the teacher.

Occasionally a teacher may request a parent conference when there are special concerns in the classroom. We ask that parents respect this request with prompt attention.

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