Yellow Room I
Yellow room I provides care for children ranging in age from 3 to 5 years of age. We provide a healthy, safe and nurturing environment that encourages young children’s natural growth and development. We strive to foster each child’s individual needs through social, emotional, language, cognitive and motor development.
We believe that children learn through play. Child –centered activities are available for a long period of the day. A literacy program is done daily which focuses on a wide variety of the learning areas of literacy: oral language, phonological awareness, letter recognition, and print awareness. Many learning concepts such as sorting, patterning, rhyming, and counting, are explored. The literacy program also allows the children to understand letters, numbers, syllables, opposites, and colors.
Weekly lesson plans are posted with the activities that will be provided for the children to explore. Many of the ideas on the lesson plans come from the children’s interest, which encompass the following areas: early mathematics, science, early literacy, language development, social studies, music and movement, creative expression, social and emotional development, heath and safety, and physical development.
The children are able to explore several fieldtrips throughout the year. We believe that the children’s learning takes place not only in the classroom, but outside the classroom as well. Yellow I provides an enriched environment both inside and outside the classroom to provide the most learning experiences possible for your child.
Name: Connie Hamilton
Position: Lead Preschool Teacher
Education: Associates in Arts in Elementary Education; Associates in Art in Early Childhood Education; Attended Mid-American Nazerene for 3 years (vocal music);Attended Friends University 2 years (church music); Currently working towards Bachelors in Early Childhood at Fort Hays State University
Experience: I have worked at EduCare since October 2000. Prior to this, I ran my own home day care for 5 years. I am a Mentor for the Early Childhood Apprenticeship Program In addition to a member of the Early Childhood Advisory Council and Butler County Child and Family Development task Force.
Personal Information: I have been married to Bart Hamilton for twenty years. We have two children Amanda 17 and Brooklyn 12. I enjoy singing, playing the piano, boating, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.
Name: Carol Turner
Position: Assistant Preschool Teacher
Education: Bachelors of Arts in Individualized Studies from Columbia College. Associates in Early Childhood from Butler Community College.
Experience: I have been working at EduCare for 11 years as Assistant Teacher in Blue I & II, and then Yellow I. Prior to EduCare I volunteered at Head Start for a year.
Personal Information: I am married to my Husband Wayne. I have a cat named Chemise and a dog named Duece. I enjoy volunteering, and I plan to work towards my Masters Degree sometime in the new future.