Teddy Bear Child Care
Child Day Care Center
“Where Children Learn Through Play”
CALL US: 1-765-288-1930
1600 West Cowing Drive
Muncie, Indiana 47304
Children learn by doing:
Through active involvement with their environment, children attempt to make sense of the world around them. They learn by exploring their environment through hands-on experience.
Teaching young children is a creative process. An early childhood curriculum provides the framework for what actually happens in a planned environment where children interact with materials, peers, and adults. The primary teaching goal is to help young children use the environment productively and see themselves as capable learners. They will acquire the skills and abilities needed for a lifetime of learning through carefully planned, developmentally appropriate activities arranged by the teachers.
When a learning environment encourages exploration and discovery, children develop sense of trust and belonging. They feel important and valued when others listen to them, seek out their ideas, and allow them to express themselves. This type of environment is considered hands-on or learning through play.
Children in our classrooms are encouraged to discover things on their own. They learn by exploring the actual objects we talk about. The teachers inspire the children by asking open ended questions. This helps the child develop important communication skills.
At Teddy Bear Child Care, our curriculum encourages learning through play, using a variety of activities and techniques to reach particular goals. Our developmentally appropriate curriculum provides for the whole child; it combines physical, emotional, social, and cognitive learning through an integrated approach. Each of these domains is interconnected and impacts the others.
In the infant, toddler and early preschool rooms, we are using the Frog Street Curriculum. This curriculum designed to teach and show progress of each individual child.
In the preschool and Step up to Kindergarten rooms we use the Istar-KR assessment program to complete our lesson plans tailored to your child's needs. Our program is designed to teach social and emotional competence as well as teaching kindergarten readiness.
Classroom Learning Centers:
Each classroom’s layout is slightly different, but all of them contain the following Learning Centers (at a minimum):
•Music Center •Art Center •Easel
•Block Center •Reading Center •Discovery •Math/Manipulative •Science Center •Writing Center
•Quiet Area/Alone Spot •Dramatic Play Center •Play Dough
to become independent and learn to be in control of their emotions
to be able to express and deal with the emotions they have
to learn how others express and deal with emotions
to develop empathy with others
to be able to interact effectively with others, regardless of perceived differences
to be able to respect others and the property of others
to be able to function well in a group setting
to be able to understand why they should cooperate with others
to be able to develop meaningful friendships
to develop large and small motor skills
to learn the importance of good nutrition and good hygiene
to develop lifelong, healthy habits
to develop a lifetime love of learning
to learn observation and discussion skills
to build a love for reading
to build upon natural curiosity
to develop the foundation needed to advance in the primary grades