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.

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. Tabitha: Lead Teacher

My name is Ms. Tabitha and I am the Young 5's Lead Teacher in the Friendly Frogs Classroom. 

I live in Rockford with my husband Dan, children, Nolan and Lorelie, and our pets Walter, Charlie, and Bella. Together we love bonfires, watching movies, and doing house projects.


My educational background is in photography, with a Bachelor's degree from CMU, and I run a small photography business when not at Big Steps. My personal hobbies include crafting, reading, and baking.

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