Teddy Bear Day Care – Ypsilanti

Teddy Bear Day Care and Learning Center

Toysday Tuesday–Building Toys!

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Each Tuesday I will feature my picks of favorite toys within a specific category. These are it for building and construction toys. This category of toys is great because, on the most basic level, kids love putting things together. When a child builds and constructs, they are building their cognitive skills, logic, creativity, and fine […]

Body Safety Training

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

The folks from Washtenaw Area Council for Children have designed a great body safety curriculum for three- and four-year olds in our community. We are fortunate enough to have representatives from this organization come to TBDC over the course of three weeks to implement these important lessons. If your child is participating, click here to […]

Decades Trail Mix

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

This morning I had the pleasure of working with Jonese & Lea’s Pre-Kindergarten class, who’s theme this week is 1920s. When I was asked to do a cooking project with them, I had the hardest time coming up with something, and it finally came to me: a math project with counting by 10s. In order […]

Science is everywhere!

Monday, January 17th, 2011

As I give tours to potential families, I always talk about our curriculum and how we teach all the academic areas to our students.  When I mention that we teach science to our students, I tend to get some very strange looks, until I begin to explain how we teach science and why.  So let’s […]

Pumpkin Pickin’ Pre-Toddlers

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Unfortunately many children in our society have fewer opportunities to experience nature firsthand; initiatives such as No Child Left Inside and folks such as Richard Louv are working tirelessly to rectify this issue.  Our teaching team loves bringing nature into the learning process in their classes, and modeling their appreciation for nature to their students.  […]

In honor of Curriculum Night…

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Tomorrow evening, TBDC will host Curriculum Night 2010.  Each of the teaching teams have prepared presentations for their families on what their academic goals are for their students, as well as how they will accomplish these goals throughout the year.  Not only will they share their individual teaching philosophies, but they are also asking for […]