Friendly Frogs

A Young 5's Classroom

Our Friendly Frogs Young 5's Program has 15 children. We have two consistent and nurturing teachers caring for our preschool children daily.

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Program Details

During their time in the Friendly Frogs classroom, each child is given the opportunity to learn in a preschool rich environment. This experience consists of a morning circle time with calendar and our weekly theme, learning area activities centered around art, more challenging math and science skills, with an emphasis on lowercase letters through Zoophonics and Handwriting Without Tears. Midway through the year, after a full letter review, the class will begin working with word families to begin their easy reading skills. Throughout the year, we continue to improve self help skills in our preparation for Kindergarten Readiness. Our Friendly Frogs classroom is taking one nap a day, playing outdoors twice a day, and enjoying our nutritional menu.

  • Adult to child ratio: 1:12

  • Personal cot and storage area provided

  • Parents provide an extra set of clothes and a cot sheet

  • Center provides wipes

  • Comfortable shoes are required

  • Secure live video feed

  • Special art and various age development projects

  • Weekly Bible stories and prayers before each meal

  • Zoophonics and Handwriting Without Tears

  • Nutritious breakfast, lunch, and snack provided

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences twice a year

Meet our Friendly Frogs Teacher!

Ms. Amanda: Lead Teacher

Hello! My name is Amanda.

I'm very excited to be teaching in the Friendly Frogs Classroom with our Young 5's Program!

I graduated from Lowell High School in 2012, and received my Associate's degree from Grand Rapids Community College in 2017.

I have completed my Child Development Associate degree and have been a lead teacher at Big Steps for over a year. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, crafting, and spending time with my family.

Classroom Gallery

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Lovable Lambs

Infants

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Gentle Giraffes

Infants

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Curious Critters

Toddlers

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Helpful Hippos

Toddlers

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Kindhearted Kangaroos

Toddlers

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Enthusiastic Elephants

Young Three's

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Cheerful Chipmunks

Three's: Potty Training Classroom

Young Three's

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Trustworthy Turtles

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Courageous Cubs

Preschool Three's

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Joyful Jaguars

Preschool Three's

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Field Trips

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Patient Penguins

Preschool Three's

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Sample Lesson Plan

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Friendly Frogs

Preschool Three's

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Responsible Raccoons

Preschool Four's

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Outstanding Owls

Preschool Four's

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Monthly Themes

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Sample Daily Food Menu

Eager Eagles

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Pre-Kindergarten Five's