Welcome to Teddy Bear Corner:
Thank you for your interest in Teddy Bear Corner, Inc. We hope that we are able to meet your family’s needs. This handbook is meant to serve as a guide to what you should expect from us. It also details what your responsibilities are. You are welcome to ask a Teddy Bear Corner teacher or the director any questions or concerns about these policies and procedures. From all of us at Teddy Bear Corner, please accept our thanks for placing your trust and your child with us. Welcome to Teddy Bear Corner!
Teddy Bear Corner, Inc. is dedicated to helping all children succeed! We understand that the most critical time of a child’s life is from birth to age five. We want to ensure that we support each child academically as well as emotionally. To accomplish this, we are a Developmentally Appropriate Theme Based curriculum. Not only are the children at Teddy Bear Corner given the opportunity to explore, experiment and create in a safe and nurturing environment, they are exposed to children of different cultures and ethnical backgrounds. To enhance learning in our program, we incorporate multi-cultural, anti-biased activities. Teddy Bear Corner teachers individualize instruction. Our teachers follow the child’s lead and track their progress to ensure that they are meeting developmental milestones. Our curriculum also helps teachers make sure children are being exposed to all areas of development by encouraging the use of hands-on learning opportunities in the following areas: social/emotional, physical, language, and cognitive. By using the same curriculum for all age groups in our program (toddlers and preschoolers), information about a child can be passed along as a child transitions from our Cubby Bear Building (toddler) all the way through to the Big Bear Building (pre-school classroom). Our highly qualified teachers facilitate learning in our supportive, intellectually stimulating environment where children can explore and learn from our different interest areas such as dramatic play, science center, writing center, block center, and art. Teachers set up these learning centers based on children’s needs and interests (e.g., teacher uses assessment data to plan activities). Each day we have both structured and unstructured learning activities, for example, on a typical day we could have a small group activity where children learn about Dinosaurs and explore Dinosaurs in the science center with plastic Dinosaur Skeletons, the read about Dinosaurs in the reading center and make clay sculptures in the art area.
We teach children through the use of a Developmentally Appropriate Theme Based curriculum. Not only are the children at Teddy Bear Corner given the opportunity to explore, experiment and create in a safe and nurturing environment, they are exposed to children of different cultures and ethnical backgrounds. To enhance learning in our program, we incorporate multi-cultural, anti-biased activities.
We believe that childcare’s excellence is ultimately measured by the quality of its staff, which is why we’re extremely selective when it comes to our staff. All teachers have Early Childhood Education training. Several teachers have earned a National Child Development Associate Certificate Endorsement or higher. All of our teachers and staff are required to participate in continuing education courses. Every employee has had a thorough background check, education, and experience verification. All staff members are required to have emergency response training and current first-aid and CPR certification. Staff must have Tuberculosis Test with negative results kept on file.