Circle time (music and movement)

Circle time is an important part of a toddler’s day because it provides an opportunity to experience a sense of belonging to a group.  Circle time should be an interactive experience that engages the children in learning concepts.  Children learn social skills, math, language, literacy, and more!


Watch the video below to learn more about circle time for toddlers:

Meal time

It is important for meal time to be an important, positive experience. At Dr. Day Care we serve breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack. We use CACFP guidelines to create our menus and food serving sizes are followed.



Watch the video below to learn more about serving meals to toddlers:


Arrival and departure are two very important parts of a child’s daily routine.

The children will come and eventually they will leave.  Just because these are absolute, doesn’t mean they don’t require some planning.  The children’s arrival will set the tone for their entire day.  Take some times to think through your specific arrival and departure procedures and to communicate those policies clearly to your parents.

Watch the video below to learn more about arrival in a toddler classroom:


This training course will demonstrate a developmentally appropriate learning environment for a Toddler classroom. At Dr. Day Care, we refer to this as a Model Classroom. From this training, you will learn about the typical routines and daily expectations in a toddler classroom.

Each lesson in this course will present information with a video and is followed with questions for you to answer.

Watch the video below to begin the course:

What is effective communication to you?

Communication is a skill that you can learn.  It’s like riding a bicycle or typing.  If you’re willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every of every part of your life”

– Brian Tracy


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Effective communication requires being able to express your ideas and views clearly, confidently and concisely.  It should be tailored to the audience and promote free-flowing conversation.


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Effective communication includes:

  • Being clear and concise
  • Listening intently
  • Using appropriate body language (face the person with an open, attentive posture, maintain good eye contact-look at the speaker, but don’t stare, smile and nod occasionally)


Additionally, you should always be aware of any prejudices or misconceptions that may influence your ability to communicate effectively.