All God's Children 
Nanny Share LLC

Loving Children like Jesus does.

Age Range: 18 months-3 years

Types of Care Accepted:  Full-Time, part-time, Aftercare, and drop-in care

Information:  At this age, we start to see a curiosity about the world blossom and we also see language start to take off. As such, I encourage imaginative play and language learning heavily at this stage of development. The schedule during this stage is a bit firmer but is open to flexibility for the individual. We also start learning ABC's, 123's, shapes, colors, and several other things at this age but nothing is forced upon the children. When we do circle time, children are free to roam about the playroom as I know it is difficult for this age group especially to sit still.

Montessori Impact:

  • Toys mostly consist of plastic containers, lids, and simple toys to encourage imagination
  • Musical or light up toys are limited to avoid over-stimulation
  • Listen to music and sing while playing including educational and religious songs
  • Children are allowed to play with everyday household items (such as boxes, paper bags, laundry baskets, etc.) under close supervision to foster imagination and learn to follow directions
  • Very supervised outdoor water play 
  • Closely supervised outdoor time when weather permits

Discipline Policies:
First offense: Warning not to repeat a behavior and inquiry about the needs of the child
Second offense: Time In 
Temper Tantrums will result in an immediate time in until they have calmed down enough to talk about what's upsetting them.

Time In:

I do time in with the kiddos in my home because I find that it helps to calm tantrums faster and correct behavior more effectively if I hold a child in my lap or sit down next to them while coaching them on how to calm themselves down by breathing slowly, talking softly, giving them the words they aren't able to communicate, etc. Time in is not a punishment but rather an opportunity to teach little people how to handle their big emotions and it is also a chance to communicate to them how precious they are.

See the TBRI Page under the 'About' Tab for more info on Time In and my philosophy here.