Toddlers

Guardian Angel Daycare has two rooms specifically for a two-year-old child.  These rooms are designed to accommodate all the development and growth that occurs during the second year of life.  A changing table along with a mini toilet and sink are located in the restroom to slowly introduce and complete the potty training process. You will be amazed how much development takes place the second and third years of your child’s life.

During this stage in your child’s life, they are becoming more creative. While they may play with their friends in a less parallel fashion, they still follow the Toddler Creed: 

If I want it, it’s mine.

If I give it to you and change my mind later, it’s mine.

If I can take it away from you, it’s mine.

If I had it a little while ago, it’s mine.

If it’s mine it will never belong to anyone else no matter what.

If we are building something together, all the pieces are mine. 

If it looks like mine, it’s mine.

 

A toddler’s vocabulary is advancing in leaps and bounds during this time. They are forming more complete and proper sentences to communicate. However, it is developmentally appropriate for them to communicate in less verbal ways: hitting, biting, or scratching. When this happens we always try to redirect and model appropriate behaviors. 

Toilet Training Policy

It is the policy of our Center and the Diocese of Salt Lake City that all children entering the three and four year old preschool/pre-kindergarten programs are fully potty trained.  Children must be able to wipe themselves from front to back; flushable wipes may be stored for your child’s convenience. NO MORE DAILY SHEETS WILL BE PROVIDED, THE CHILDREN ARE MORE INDEPENDENT NOW AND ARE ABLE TO SPEAK.  If the child is not fully potty trained they must be placed in the toddler program until the potty training process has been completed.  The day care fee will then be adjusted.  If the toddler program does not have a space available, the parents must remove the child from the day care until the potty training is complete.  The absence will not affect the day care fee.  The child must be accident free from St. John the Baptist preschool and Guardian Angel Daycare in order to remain enrolled. 

The teachers in our toddler program will gladly assist in the toilet training of your child.  Some basic skills all children need to begin this process are: the ability to follow simple instructions, understand words about the toilet process, regulate the muscles responsible for elimination, express verbally a need to go, keep a diaper dry for at least two hours and to pull down underpants.  We have found that the use of “pull-ups” delays the process by sending a mixed message to the child.  Please refrain from bringing them to the daycare.  It is recommended that you purchase the thick cloth training pants and plastic pants (to go over the cloth), instead. Plastic waterproof training pants

Safety is high on the list too, authorized people are only allowed to pick up your child and the doors are locked during open hours.  Diocesan Safe Environment training and background checks (for those over 18 years old) are mandatory for employment along with current immunizations and yearly influenza vaccination. We require all staff to attend monthly classes, be CPR and First Aid certified and to obtain a State Food Handler permit.

Guardian Angel Daycare works hard to keep illness low, along with cleaning and disinfecting all day, we also have a maintenance crew that cleans everyday and a sprayer disinfecting system that is applied to all rooms during the flu season or outbreaks.  The system is by Enviro Systems, which is also used in hospitals!

Guardian Angel Daycare’s staff understands raising a child is hard work and we sincerely want to help and partner with you during this journey.  In unity with you we will do what is best for your child. 

We are thankful you are considering Guardian Angel Daycare for your childcare needs.

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