Red Robins

Classroom Description

It’s all about “I Can” in the Red Robins classroom. These little but mighty learners are focused on their self-help skills and independence. The Red Robins teachers are building confidence, enhancing communication skills, and supporting children to take care of their own needs. With the tremendous amount of development and growth in this classroom, the Red Robins proudly learn to “fly” on their own. Red Robins classroom is licensed for 16 children and runs with a 6:1 child to teacher ratio.

Developmental Goals & Objectives

The Red Robins classroom is licensed for sixteen children ranging in age from 24 to 42 months. Potty-training and early preschool skills are the focus of our Robins classroom. Some of the developmental goals and objectives that we work towards in the Red Robins classroom are: 

  • Taking care of his/her own needs (washing hands, taking off coat, putting toys away)
  • Forming relationships (managing separation anxiety, demonstrating concern about the feelings of others)
  • Seeking a teacher to help resolve social problems
  • Developing gross motor manipulative skills (carrying a large ball while moving, catching a large ball with body and arms, kicking a stationary ball)
  • Using writing tools (gripping a crayon and using arm movements to make marks)
  • Following simple one and two step directions
  • Using grammar (using 3-4 word sentences, telling simple stories)
  • Exploring and investigating ways to make something happen (taking things apart, tilting a ramp to make the cars go faster)
  • Recognizing a few letters in own name
  • Pretending to read a familiar book
  • Writing to convey meaning (scribbling lines, circles, or zigzags in rows, often repeating action and forms)

Daily Schedules

This is a sample of a typical day in the toddlers and twos classrooms. Children will be required to wash their hands when they arrive at the Center, before and after eating, after playing outdoors, and after they use the restroom.

  • 6:00 am – 7:10 am Learning Centers (Free Play)
  • 7:10 am –7:30 am Diapering / Handwashing
  • 7:30 am – 8:00 am Breakfast
  • 8:00 am – 8:30 am Music and Movement
  • 8:30 am – 9:30 am Outdoor Play
  • 9:30 am – 9:50 am Diapering / Handwashing
  • 9:50 am – 10:10 am Snack
  • 10:10 am – 11:25 am Learning Centers (Free Play)
  • 11:25 am – 11:45 am Diapering / Handwashing
  • 11:45 am – 12:15 pm Lunch
  • 12:15 pm – 12:30 pm Story Time
  • 12:30 pm – 2:45 pm Rest
  • 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Diapering / Handwashing
  • 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Snack
  • 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm Outdoor Play
  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Learning Centers (Free Play)
  • 5:00 pm – 5:20 pm Diapering / Handwashing
  • 5:20 pm – 5:40 pm Music and Movement
  • 5:40 pm – 6:00 pm Story Time

Miss Emily

Title: Lead Teacher - Red Robins
Experience: Miss Emily is our Red Robins lead teacher and has been employed at Kid Country since 2010. She holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education leadership from Rasmussen College and level 2 Early childhood Education & level 2 Infant/Toddler credentials from the Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Professional Development system.

Classroom Statistics

Classroom Licensed Child:Teacher
Red Robins 16 children 6:1