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Insect Garden

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The Insect Garden, previously known as the infant department, is a very unique area consisting of the Caterpillars, Butterflies, and Ladybugs classrooms.  These three classrooms are designed, and activities are planned, based on the ages and development of the children currently in the classroom.  This can change quite drastically each semester, so we no longer use ages to describe the classrooms.  We will however, ensure that children of the same ages and development are grouped together as closely as possible.  During your visit, we may just make you aware of the ages of the children currently in your child’s classroom.  For example, both the Butterflies and the Ladybugs were the same age group for a semester, but we divided the children based on gross motor skills such as walking to make it safer for the children who weren’t walking yet.  Children may also stay in this department a little longer if there isn’t space in the Explorer department, but since the Ladybugs are already using the Toddler portion of the curriculum, they are doing what is developmentally appropriate for them.  

All children are involved with learning and developing relationships with teachers each day. The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Twos curriculum helps the teachers to plan activities that are domain specific.

There are many rules within the Insect Garden department such as diaper changing procedures and feeding requirements that will be discussed in more detail during your visit to the center.