A Young Three's Classroom
Our Cheerful Chipmunks program has 15 toddlers ranging from approximately 30 months through approximately 36 months old. We have two consistent and nurturing staff caring for our toddlers daily.
In the Cheerful Chipmunks classroom, this is their first experience into a preschool type setting. The day consists of a morning circle time with the calendar and our weekly theme, learning area activities centered around art, math, and science skills and an introduction to Zoophonics, all the while continuing potty training practices. Each child in our Cheerful Chipmunks classroom is taking one nap a day and enjoying our nutritional menu.
Adult to child ratio 1:4 (under 2.5 yr old) 1:8 ratio (over 2.5 yrs old)
Personal cot and storage area provided
Parents provide an extra set of clothes, crib sheet, diapers/pull-ups
Center provides wipes
Comfortable shoes required
A secure live video feed
Special art and various age development projects
Weekly Bible stories and prayers before meals
Breakfast, lunch, and snack provided
Meet our Cheerful Chipmunks Teachers:
Ms. Dana: Lead Teacher
My name is Dana. I am excited to be a part of the team at Big Steps Little Feet in the Cheerful Chipmunks Classroom.
I attended Bryan College in Tennessee and earned my Bachelor’s in Elementary Education.
After college, I taught in a childcare center, substitute taught in the local city and county schools, and supported families in my church community as a babysitter and mother’s helper. I’ve also had the privilege of traveling to Brazil on missions.
In my spare time, I love spending time with my family, riding my bike, listening to music, traveling, and reading.
I look forward to encouraging your child as they learn and grow each day.
Ms. Sharon: Assistant Teacher
I live in Lowell and have been married to my wonderful husband, Ed, for 34 years and we have 3 children. I love working with children and started working at Big Steps in 2003. I also work part-time at MI Blood Center, calling donors to come and donate to save lives. I enjoy reading, gardening, fishing, and spend time with family.