Tadpoles (2-3 Year Olds)

Tadpoles is our class for 2-3 year olds. In this Reggio and Montessori-inspired class, our youngest students spend the day having fun and learning through gross motor play, free play, art, and circle time.

Tadpoles meet Tuesday and Thursday or Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:15-11:15 am and are taught by Melissa Egan.

Any child who will be 2 on or before September 1 is eligible to register for the Tadpole class. Tuition is $85 per month. For more information or to request financial assistance, please contact membership@downeycoop.com.

Sample Schedule for Tadpoles

9:15 – Class begins with free play (which means the child can choose: art, easel painting, play dough, sensory table, puzzles, dramatic play, blocks, manipulatives, or sliding.)
10:00 – Countdown to clean up and put the toys away.
10:15 – Song and dance or other transition activity.
10:15-10:35 – Line up, wash hands, say our snack poem, and then eat a snack.
10:35-11:00 – Play outside on our playground (or if the weather isn’t cooperating we go to the gym a.k.a Century Hall).
11:00-11:15 – Circle time with an action tune, flannel board, and/or story.
11:15 – Dismissed from the classroom.