While observing the La Petite Academy where my nephew goes to class, I found the environment very encouraging for children. One thing I noticed upon arrival to the daycare is that there is keypad that only parents and staff have the codes to, which allows the facility to be safe. There are numerous animals, letters, and numbers on the walls, along with the children artwork. Upon arrival, I saw that they had each student wash their hands before starting their work. Each room of the
My observation of the two year olds, started early in the morning where they began singing songs and doing exercises to get the children motivated. They then sat in a circle and started to sing the alphabet. Besides working on the alphabet in the time I spent at the
Another big observation I made, is that even during the times the children were to be singing, sitting in a circle, or doing what they were supposed to do the environment was not structured very well, and seemed flexible. They did have routines like greeting one another, napping, as well as snack times, which seemed to be easy.
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