The Monkey Room
Telling stories, counting, recognizing written names and potty training are some things that the children in The Monkey Room are working on.
The Monkey Room was designed to provide exceptional care for children aged two years to two and a half years. Enrolled families can expect a safe, secure, nurturing, and age-appropriate learning environment. Experienced, well-qualified teachers are staffed at a generous 1:6 ratio. Teachers are dedicated to responding promptly to every child’s feeding, sleeping, toileting and playtime 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.
Children in the Monkey classroom 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.
|6:30–9:00||Arrival / Free choice / Outside|
|9:00–9:30||Clean-up / Breakfast|
|9:30–10:30||Group Time / Art / Work Time|
|9:45–10:00||Diapers / Bathroom Time|
|11:45–12:00||Diapers / Bathroom Time|
|12:30–3:00||Nap / Rest Time / Quiet Activities|
|3:00–3:30||Diapers / Bathroom Time / Afternoon Snack|
|3:30–4:30||Music / Sensory / Free Choice|
|4:30 – 6:00||Free Choice / Outside / Bathroom Time/ Departure|
Kelsie Linde, co-teacher in the Monkey Room, has been working at HWGLC since December of 2015. She enjoys watching and helping kids grow and learn.
Although Kelsie has always enjoyed being around children, she is newer to the early childhood field. Kelsie will be starting an Early Childhood Program at MATC very soon!
In her free time, Kelsie enjoys shopping, scrapbooking, hanging out with family and listening to music.
Jennifer Koch has been working with infants, toddlers, and twos at Here We Grow since November of 2005. Her experience goes back quite a while, having worked in the childcare field since 1994 when her first son, Joshawa, was born. Some of Jennifer’s certifications include Infant/Toddler, CPR/AED, SIDS and Shaken Baby.
It is her goal to make the Monkey Room a place that children feel safe, happy, and loved, enabling them to learn and play freely.
Jennifer grew up in Poynette, WI with one younger sister. After her second son, Jacob, was born in 1998, she decided to move to Verona, where she still resides. Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys watching movies, reading books, walking, camping and spending as much time as possible with Josh and Jacob.