Leo's Classroom
18 months - 3 years

Mango's Place uses a combination of fine and gross motor play to help children build balance, strength and develop useful skills. We encourage children at this age to explore their imagination through role playing, thinking outside the box and to start expressing their individuality. Children will become more independent and learn how to positively communicate with teachers and friends.

What We Learn

Fine and Gross Motor

By this age children are on the move in a big way! Teachers in this classroom will help children channel their bouncy energy into meaningful gross motor play. We will do this through activities such as rolling and receiving a ball, jumping and moving to mimic their favorite animals and the ability to climb up and down. Each of these skills help build a child’s balance, strength and confidence.

Fine motor at this age relies a lot on hand-eye coordination. We help enhance fine motor abilities by turning pages in a book one at a time, sorting shapes, manipulating peg boards, stringing and stacking rings, building towers and scribbling lines with multiple writing instruments. Developing these skills help them become more independent and you will start to notice them feeding themselves by using utensils and being able to help get themselves dressed.

Meaningful Instruction

Meaningful instruction promotes active, collaborative, constructive and authentic learning. Our teachers provide this through developmentally appropriate activities.

Circle time is a group activity that is crucial for making connections to the outside world through short stories and interactive songs.

Children will be given the chance to sort objects by different attributes, such as colors, shapes and sizes.

Dramatic play boxes open the door for imagination, taking turns, role playing and learning how to put things away when you’re done. These activities challenge young minds to think outside the box, take risks and express their individuality.

Positive Communication

At this age, communication can become frustrating when expressing their wants and needs. Mango’s Place encourages positive communication with friends and teachers through sharing, role playing, body language and using their words.

Participating in activities where all their friends get a turn during group play, as well as children led activities will instill a child’s sense of self value and empathy for others. This will help ensure positive communication during meaningful play and instruction.

Meal Time

Daily Schedule

Daily Schedule
7:00am to 8:00am
Arrivals, Breakfast, Small Group Activities
8:00am to 9:00am
Table activities / Dramatic play
9:00am to 9:30am
Large motor and Fine motor activities
9:30am to 9:50am
Circle time stories and finger plays
10:00am to 10:15am
Morning snack
10:15am to 10:30am
Sensory / Dramatic play
10:30am to 11:00am
Artistic exploration
11:00am to 11:15am
Transition
11:15am to 12:00pm
Outdoor play
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Lunch time
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Nap / quiet time
2:00pm to 2:15pm
Snack time
2:15pm to 2:30pm
Large motor and Fine motor activities
2:30pm to 3:00pm
Artistic exploration
3:00pm to 3:15pm
Fine motor
3:15pm to 3:50pm
Outdoor play
3:50pm - 4:00pm
Transition
4:00pm - 4:15pm
Snack time
4:15pm - 4:30pm
Play centers
4:30pm - 5:00pm
Story time
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Teacher led activities

Jungle Insights

Sleeping

Mats, along with sheets and blankets are provided for all children in attendance. Our scheduled nap time will take place after lunch; however, children are not required to rest while at Mango's Place.

Diapering

Please provide a sufficient quantity of disposable diapers for your child’s visit, along with a change of clothing. Licensing requires diapers to be checked every two hours or when needed. Please visit our Parent Handbook for more information.

Cleaning

Mango’s Place takes great pride in our cleaned and well-kept facilities. Toys, play equipment, meal and sleep areas are deep cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis with hospital -grade, natural cleaning products.