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Here we grow

The Turtle Room

Classroom Overview

Learning to express emotions positively, sharing, self-help skills, color and shape recognition, counting and potty training are some things that the children in the Turtle Room are working on.

The Turtle Room was designed to provide exceptional care for children aged two and a half years to 3 years. Enrolled families can expect a safe, secure, nurturing, and age-appropriate learning environment. Experienced, well-qualified teachers are staffed at a 1:8 ratio. Teachers are dedicated to responding promptly to every child’s daily needs.

Here we grow

Families are provided with daily written reports that accurately summarize the child’s daily activities. A parent communication area is provided to give a glance at daily activities. In addition to communication at drop off and pick up, families are encouraged to call or visit as desired.

Classroom Schedule

Turtles 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.

6:30–8:45 Drop off Free choice / Outside
8:45–9:00 Group time
9:00–9:30 Breakfast
9:30–9:40 Diapers / Potty
9:40–10:45 Free play / Art / Small or Large Group Activity
10:45–11:45 Outside
11:45–12:00 Diapers / Potty
12:00–12:30 Lunch
12:30–3:00 Nap / Rest Time / Quiet Activities
2:45–3:15 Story time / Diapers / Potty
3:00–3:15 Afternoon Snack
3:15–6:00 Free Choice / Outside / Diapers / Potty / Departure

Classroom Teachers

Alicia Shulka

Alicia Shulka, co-lead in the Turtle Room, has been working at HWGLC since July of 2014 with 2 ½-3 year-old children. She is excited to get to know the Turtles as they laugh and grow in her classroom setting. It brings Alicia joy to see the inquisitiveness and excitement for life from each of the kids in her care.

Alicia received her Early Childhood Certificate from Blackhawk Tech in Monroe, WI. She has been teaching in the Early Childhood field since 1998.

Alicia’s hobbies include baking and spending time with family and friends.

Kathryn Roman

Kathryn Roman, co-lead in the Turtle Room, has been working at HWGLC since June of 2015. She has a passion for working with children, watching them play, laugh and grow. Kathryn feels that as much as children will learn from her, she can also learn from them.

Kathryn graduated from Madison College with an Associate’s Degree in Human Service. She has volunteered and interned throughout her schooling with Madison College at Dane County Parent Council (Head Start). Kathryn will be attending Upper Iowa to further her education and work towards receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Service with a certificate in Social Work. Before her journey with MATC, she worked at Care Wisconsin for 5 years, working with the elderly population. Kathryn has been working with and helping people the majority of her professional and personal life.

In Kathryn’s free time, she enjoys working out, singing (music is a huge passion), watching movies, traveling and spending time with friends and family.


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