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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

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