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Welcome to the Frog Room!

It is our belief that every child has unique gifts and talents and should be treated as an individual.  It is our goal to foster that uniqueness in a safe, clean, educationally prepared environment.  We take a holistic approach to working with the children, and this approach recognizes that children learn naturally by doing what they do best:  exploring with their bodies and minds, exercising their curiosity and imagination, manipulating materials and developing social relationships within a secure environment. 

The Frog Room is always busy!  Some of the exciting and educational activities you’ll find us doing are:  science projects, puzzles, music and movement, calendar, story time, art projects, cooking, plays, and much, much more.  Our class schedule incorporates all of these activities.

Notes for our parents:

Field Trips

During the summer, we go on field trips during the week – usually to parks, nature centers, theatres, zoos, or ball games.  A schedule of the trips will be handed out at the beginning of the summer.  Permission slips for these trips will be sent home weekly, and need to be returned as soon as possible.  On the slips will be information about the field trips (location, date, time, bag lunch or school lunch cost).  Any field trip expenses can be paid at the front desk.  Frogs are all asked to bring in a t-shirt to make the same color to wear on the field trips.  It’s always fun to have parents/family members join us on our adventures; everyone is welcome to volunteer for any field trip. 

During the school year we take field trips on scheduled school closing days (teacher workshops, extended holidays, etc.).

Activities with Seniors

As part of our learning goals at ILC, we feel that it is beneficial to have the children interact with the adults of older generations.  This is a great benefit to everyone involved.  Our class will go to The Commons on Marice senior living  community, which is located behind Granite City, on a weekly or monthly basis.  The ‘Grandmas’ and ‘Grandpas’, as your child will refer to them, will also come visit us in the classroom.  The children and adults complete art activities together.  Our class will also periodically complete a cooking project to bring to The Commons.  Each month, we have a theme and corresponding activities with the seniors.  For instance, in April, for Arbor Day/Earth Day, we planted a tree at The Commons on Marice.  For May, we made May Day baskets and took them over to the seniors.  The children and seniors love to visit each other; all making new friends.  In the summer, the kids go and visit every Friday afternoon.

Cubbies and Tree Slots

Your child is provided with a cubby inside the classroom for any personal belongings, such as a change of clothing, blankets, pillow, etc.  We ask that there be no toys from home to prevent loss or damage of these items. 

Each child has a coat hook which is located near the door of the classroom. 

And your child also has a Tree Slot located outside the classroom.  The Tree Slot will contain the Daily Sheets, art projects and miscellaneous classroom information and items.

Daily Sheets

Each day, a sheet can be found in your child’s Tree Slot.  From these sheets, you will learn what your child did that day, how they ate and slept, and other special information.   Please be sure to check this Tree Slot every day.

What to Bring

When your child starts in the Frog Room, please bring the following items for your child:

  • Extra change of clothes (weather appropriate)
  • Toothbrush and a tube of toothpaste
  • Blanket, pillow, and stuffed animal (if desired) for quiet time
  • Coat, hat, mittens, boots, and snow pants for winter
  • Sunscreen for summer
  • Swimsuit, towel and water shoes (if desired) for water play days during summer
  • Any medications if needed (with a doctor’s note and authorization form)

Our center requires that your child wears a closed-toe shoe; please wear them daily. Keep those toes safe!

As Parents of our Students, Please Remember:

  • To clock in and out
  • That parents and teachers open doors, not the children
  • And parent volunteers are always welcome!