Daisy Room Teachers
The Daisy classroom is a safe space where children are supported as they transition from infancy to early toddlerhood. This exciting age is filled with many transitions and emerging skills including self-feeding, learning to walk, and sleeping less during the day.
In the Daisy classroom, teachers genuinely share interests with the children. Whether a child wants to hear the same story for the eleventh time or knock down a block tower over and over, teachers stay present during interactions and seek opportunities to extend children’s play and ideas. Just as the child values and wants to continue these particular interactions, so do the teachers value these personal connections.
The Daisy class spends time outside daily in almost every type of weather. The playground is a place where children can practice risk assessment. Learning to maneuver through uneven terrain and climbing are especially important skills that toddlers are driven to practice at this age. Teachers are there to facilitate safe climbing on various objects and mindfully guide children to climb independently instead of placing them at the top or on the ground.
Teachers mindfully provide personal interactions that model respect, kindness, and empathy towards others in the ways they treat the children. Each child is respected as a capable individual with unique interests and development.