Building trusting relationships is most important!
- The practice of primary caregiving: Each caregiver is assigned a small group of children to focus their care and attention on more directly. This helps to strengthen the bond between your child and at least one caregiver who helps the child develop their sense of trust.
- Gross motor activities such as climbing and riding; and fine motor activities such as sensory table explorations and sorting and stacking toys
- Various books, songs and finger plays that are culturally diverse and developmentally appropriate
- An environment that encourages exploration and experimentation using the five senses
- Quality one-on-one time during care giving routines such as diapering, feeding, napping with plenty of dialogue and conversation to help promote language development
Amanda graduated from Indiana University in 1989 with a Bachelors of Art degree in Psychology. She has over 25 years of experience working with children from birth to 18 years of age. Five of those years she worked in a special needs classroom in Perry Township with children ages kindergarten through 5. Amanda is married and has two children.
Karen has been working in her career as an early childhood provider since 1995. She joined the Center for Young Children in 2004 as an teacher. Recently, she was promoted to lead teacher of a toddler classroom. She is the mother of three children, a son and two daughters. She is also a proud 'G’ (grandmother) of five grandsons and 3 granddaughters.
Laura has worked at the CYC since 2010. She is currently a lead teacher in a toddler classroom. She enjoys going to the movies and road trips, especially to Disney World. Her greatest passion is her church camp where she is a director two weeks during the summer.
Infant Lead Teacher
Marlee graduated from Indiana University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Child Development with a concentration in Infant and Toddler Development. Her passion for infants began in 2010 when she took part in a maternity nursing externship. Upon attending IU, she began working with infants in various settings until she was asked to take on her own infant classroom in 2015. She is so thrilled to have the opportunity to grow, learn, and bond with the infants at the CYC!