Two Year Old Room
Age 2 (by October 15)
Our Toddler program maintains a four-to-one ratio with a maximum group size of twelve, and is designed to provide an opportunity for toddlers to explore while addressing the very specific needs, challenges, and delights of this particular age group. There is an emphasis on freedom of movement and gross/fine motor development as well as the child to child interactions. The children in this group are becoming more aware of each other and social play is becoming more complex. The teachers support these interactions. The daily curriculum offers toddlers opportunities to explore the environment according to their capabilities, interests and developmental needs.
Lauren lives in Cumberland with her husband and youngest daughter. She has a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A. in Speech Language Pathology. She has spent much of her time as a preschool teacher, a speech-language pathologist, a volunteer, and a mom to her three children- all JCA graduates! She is excited to be a teacher in the one year old room and to witness all aspects of early childhood development. She considers herself lucky to be a part of such a wonderful teaching community.
Meghan is from Portland, Maine. She graduated from the University of Maine with a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Development and Family Relations. After graduating Meghan worked at a Montessori school where she started as a toddler teacher then three years later became the assistant director. Meghan is excited to join the JCA team and excited to be part of the two year old classroom! When not teaching Meghan loves spending time with her dog, Molly.