Monkey Room - Bellingham Childcare & Learning Center
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Monkey Room

Ages 2 years to 3 years

The Monkey Room serves children between 2 and 3 years of age, although this may vary depending on each child’s development. There are three caregivers with a maximum capacity of 12 children. The Monkey Room’s curriculum is designed to encourage stimulation in motor movement, social and emotional development, and creative expression. A basic routine is followed and adapted according to the children’s needs and moods. Lessons are derived from both teacher led and child center activities.


The following are examples of what your toddler will be during their time in the Monkey Room:

Monkey Room Daily Schedule
6:30 BCLC Opens
6:30-7:30 Drop Off in Playroom
7:30 Transition Into Monkey Room
7:30-8:30 Learning Centers, Free Choice, Explore
8:30-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-9:30 Learning Centers
9:30-10:30 Outside Play or Playroom
10:30-11:15 Learning Centers, Art Projects
11:15-11:30 Come Inside and Transition to Lunch
11:30-12:00 Lunch
12:00-2:30 Nap Time, Lights Out in Classroom
1:30-2:30 Playroom Open for Children as They Awaken
2:30-3:00 Afternoon Snack
3:00-4:00 Learning Centers, Free Choice, Explore
4:00-5:00 Outside Play or Playroom
5:00-5:30 Quiet Play in Classroom
5:30-6:00 Quiet Play in Playroom
6:00 BCLC Closes
*Minor Changes Are Made to Accommodate Children’s Needs*

Sensory Experiences

  • Bubbles
  • Playdoh, Flubber, Gak, and clay
  • Water, sand, rice, and corn meal sensory table


Social and Emotional Development

  • Following basic rules and instructions
  • Sharing, helping, and talking with friends
  • Participating in small groups


Fine Motor Development

  • Manipulatives
  • Stringing Beads
  • Simple Puzzles


Gross Motor Development

  • Dancing and marching
  • Circle games and songs
  • Climbing, jumping, running, and skipping


Language Development

  • Reading stories
  • Singing songs and saying fingerplays
  • Talking and communicating


Self Help Skills

  • Eating and cleaning up independently
  • Putting on and talking off socks, shoes, coats, etc.
  • Potty training (if and when ready)


Creative Expression

  • Coloring, painting, scribbling, and drawing
  • Dress up and imaginary play
We work closely with you and carry out research to understand your needs and wishes.