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The Fish Room

Classroom Overview

Problem solving, self-help skills, expression of needs and wants, fine and large motor activities, number and letter recognition, sorting and patterning are some things that the children in the Fish Room are working on.

The Fish Room was designed to provide exceptional care for children aged three years to four years. Enrolled families can expect a safe, secure, nurturing, and age-appropriate learning environment. Experienced, well-qualified teachers are staffed at a 1:10 ratio. Teachers are dedicated to responding promptly to every child’s daily needs.

Families are provided with daily written reports that accurately summarize the child’s daily activities. In addition to communication at drop off and pick up, families are encouraged to call or visit as desired. Weekly lesson plans are posted in the parent area as well as a glance at each specific day.

Classroom Schedule

Fish continue to practice consistency by following a daily routine. Teachers foster growth by introducing new experiences through creative play and exploration while encouraging children to learn.

6:30-8:30 Drop Off
8:30-8:45 Morning Circle Time
8:45-9:15 Optional Morning Snack
8:45-10:30 Work Time (free play in the classroom)
10:30-10:45 Clean Up & Review
10:45-11:00 Large/Small Group Activity / Songs
11:00-11:45 Outside Play
11:45-12:30 Story & Lunch
12:30-3:00 Nap and Quiet Table Activities
3:00-3:30 Story Time & Snack
3:30-4:30 Work Time (free play in the classroom)
4:30-6:00 Pick Up

Classroom Teachers

Rebecca Scott

Rebecca Scott has been working with 3 year-olds at Here We Grow since June of 2007.

Rebecca graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in Human Development & Family Studies. While going to school she interned at a preschool and fell in love with the kids and the job and decided to make it her career.

Rebecca feels that children need to feel loved and safe in the classroom. Without that security their minds will not be free to learn. She also wants to help children gain a sense of independence and a positive self-esteem. It is her goal that her classroom is a place that children feel they belong to and can contribute to, where learning is fun and spontaneous.

Rebecca and her husband are proud parents to their son, Samuel. Outside of work, Rebecca likes to spend time in the kitchen cooking and baking (and tasting!). She also loves to travel and usually always has future vacation plans in mind!

Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith, a co-teacher in the Fish Room, has been working at Here We Grow since May of 2013.
Jennifer graduated from Edgewood College in May of 2011. She has a bachelor’s degree in Studies of Education. Jennifer’s experience includes working with children from infancy to 3 years of age.

Jennifer’s philosophy is to meet the child at his or her level. She feels it is very important to get down on the floor with the child to interact with them developmentally. In her opinion, it is necessary to communicate with the parents about their child every day. Jennifer also feels that watching children grow and learn is the greatest gift out there. It is her goal to make sure the children are safe and having fun, as well as learning.

In her spare time, Jennifer likes to be outdoors. She enjoys working in her garden, growing vegetables and flowers, as well as going on nature hikes around the area. She also loves spending time with her family and friends.

 

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