Purple Parrots

T E S T I M O N I A L !

We previously sent our boys to an in-home daycare and when we moved we were worried it would be hard to find a facility that would make our boys feel as safe and loved. Kid Country was highly recommended to us and we fell in love as soon as we visited. Our boys were welcomed with open arms, the kids were so thrilled to have new friends in their class, the staff was immediately kind and welcoming. I was most impressed with the curriculum, though! They are learning things I personally would never know how to teach my kids… or even think of! I feel like academically they are soaring. The boys get excited to go to school each day and we are confident they are getting plenty of attention, love and good care.

Stefani W.

My 8-month-old grandson has been going to Kid Country for a few months now and he gets so excited when we walk through the door in the morning. Everyone is so nice, helpful and professional. They do so much with them. They keep you very well informed. I would definitely recommend bringing your children here.

Kim B.

Classroom Description

Curiosity drives the young Toddlers of Kid Country. The Purple Parrots classroom is filled with love, laughter, and questions. The children’s curiosity drives them to further their exploration of movements of their own selves as well as others all while building on their self-help skills. The teachers supplement with answers to the children’s wondrous questions in addition to guiding their curiosity with age appropriate play. Purple Parrots classroom is licensed for 15 children and runs with a 4:1 child to teacher ratio.

Developmental Goals & Objectives

Our Purple Parrots room is licensed for 15 children ranging in age from 15 months to approximately 30 months. We continue to focus on a warm, loving environment and building strong relationships in this classroom. Some of the developmental goals and objectives that we work towards in the Purple Parrots classroom are: 

  • Comforting self
  • Accepting redirections
  • Expressing feelings appropriately
  • Demonstrating balancing skills (getting in and out of a chair, kneeling to play, using tip toes)
  • Using language to name people, objects, and animals
  • Developing persistence (repeats an action for an outcome, creates a block tower until it no longer falls)
  • Making connections (looking for a teacher or friend when their name is called)
  • Engaging in sociodramatic play (using a toy phone to call someone, feeding a baby doll)
  • Singing rhyming songs
  • Showing interest in books
  • Beginning deliberate scribbles

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 Kathy

Title: Lead Teacher - Purple Parrots
Experience: Miss Kathy leads our Purple Parrots classroom and has been employed at Kid Country since 2017. She holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Governor’s State University, a level 5 Early Childhood Education and Level 4 Infant Toddler credentials from the Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Professional Development System.

Classroom Statistics

Classroom Licensed Child:Teacher
Purple Parrots 15 children 4:1