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Program Details

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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

Cheerful Chipmunks

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.

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Cheerful Chipmunks

Lead Teacher: Ms. Heather J.

Hello, my name is Ms. Heather and I am excited to be the cheerful chipmunk teacher.

I live in the Rockford area with my husband, 17-year-old son, and 14-year-old daughter I love working with children and can not wait to see the adventures I am going to have with the children at Big Steps Little Feet!

I have received my Early Childhood certification, Infant/Toddler certification, mindfulness training, ACEs training, Sensory Processing Certification, and am currently attending WGU for my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. I am specializing in Special Education.

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