Helpful Hippos

A Toddler Classroom

Our Helpful Hippos program has twelve toddlers ranging from approximately 12 months through approximately 24 months old. We have 3 consistent and nurturing staff caring for our toddlers daily.

Program Details

During their time in the Helpful Hippos classroom, they will experience a morning circle time, small group activities centered around art, colors/shapes and texture table, and an outside recess time. Each child in our Helpful Hippos classroom is taking one nap a day, enjoying our nutritional menu, and learning to use utensils. Each child will be given an opportunity to be introduced to potty training as well. Our loving teachers will be spending time with all the children throughout the day.

  • Adult to child ratio 1:4

  • Feeding, naps, and toileting are recorded daily

  • Personal cot and storage area provided

  • Parents provide an extra set of clothes, crib sheet, and diapers

  • Center provides wipes

  • Comfortable shoes required

  • The room is enhanced with in-floor heating

  • A secure live video feed

  • Special art and other age development projects

  • Weekly Bible stories and prayers before meals

  • Breakfast, lunch, and snack provided

Meet our Helpful Hippos Teacher:

Ms. Samantha: Lead Teacher

Hi! My name is Samantha and I am the lead teacher in the Helpful Hippos Classroom.


Before teaching here at Big Steps, I was a swim instructor and supervisor at Goldfish Swim School where I developed a passion for young children and how I could help them to achieve their goals. I am currently enrolled in the CDA Program. I have been a Teacher's Assistant in this classroom and now am excited to be leading the children towards their own milestones!

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Phone: (616) 682-8300
Fax: (616) 682-5337
Address: 7030 E. Fulton St. Ada, MI 49301
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