The Community School of the Park Cities has two toddler rooms with children ranging in age from 18 months to three years old. The toddlers follow a group schedule which includes circle time, center play time, creative art, and other seasonal projects. The toddlers also have a monthly lesson plan which follows a theme created to help the children learn more about topics that they are interested in, as well as helping them to build more skills.
Toddlers are still babies in many ways, but they want very much to "do it myself". Age appropriate activities utilizing thematic units are offered to encourage development of basic skills including letter, number, and shape recognition. The toddlers also have plenty of time to choose activities both inside and outside.
Throughout their time in the toddler room, the toddler teachers structure activities to help them meet the specific developmental milestones for their age group.
From: Dallas, TX
Education: Dallas Community College
Teaching: One year at CSPC. "Being able to share my passion and knowledge for certain subjects and encouraging kids to find their love for learning."
Teaching Favorite: Seeing a child grasp what's being taught and making sure all our kids are lovingly cared for.
Education: Bachelors degree in Science
Teaching: This is Mona's fourth year at The Community School. Ms. Mona feels like it is a blessing to work with the wonderful children an see them grow each day in such a pleasant environment. Ms. Mona enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and other family. Her daughter just started college at Baylor University this fall. Sic 'Em Bears! Mona enjoys cooking, walking, exercise, and time with family.
From: Dallas, TX, my family is from Cambodia
Education: Eastfield College and Western Governors University with an Associates degree in Science. I am working on my teacher certification.
Teaching: Two years at CSPC. "I've always loved being around children because they help motivate me and I'm always learning with them each day. I'm very passionate and I just love being around children."
Teaching Favorite: I love to know that each child brings their own personality to school and that we can learn and grow together and help them find passion.