A Toddler Classroom
Our Kindhearted Kangaroos program has seven toddlers ranging from approximately 24 months through approximately 36 months old. We have two consistent and nurturing staff caring for our toddlers daily.
During their time in the Kindhearted Kangaroos classroom, they will experience a morning circle time, small group activities centered around art, colors/shapes and texture table, and an outside recess time. Before leaving our Kindhearted Kangaroos classroom, we would like the children to have a solid foundation of colors and shapes. Each child in our Kindhearted Kangaroos 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 or continuing to work on potty training as well.
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, a crib sheet, and diapers
Center provides wipes
Comfortable shoes required
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 Kindhearted Kangaroos Teacher:
Ms. Samie: Lead Teacher
Hi! My name is Ms. Samie and I am the lead teacher in the Kindhearted Kangaroos Classroom.
I graduated from West Michigan Lutheran High School in 2015. In 2019, I graduated from Kuyper College.
I also taught at another childcare for a year before coming to Big Steps. I currently have my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development.