Early in the second year of life, as children gain mobility and their systems grow more regulated, they enter the Wobbly Walkers classroom. Most of the “Wobblies” eat and sleep on a similar schedule, though adjustments can be made for individual needs. Some children nap only an hour while others nap for three hours. The ratio continues to be 3 children to 1 teacher, allowing the deep relationships that support young toddlers.
In The Classroom
The environment supports increased physical ability and interests with more space to move in, more advanced toys, challenging places to explore or from which to watch other children. The drive to manage the movement of their bodies is paramount, so the environment offers many opportunities for walking and climbing in the playroom, on the porches, or in the play yard. Wobblies sit in small groups to eat about every 90 minutes to accommodate the developmental need for small, frequent meals and snacks. A new world opens up as the older Wobblies experience the buds of autonomy. With increased physical skill, longer attention span, and interest in problem solving, they are offered activities like coloring and puzzles.
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Kea Seng, Teacher
Kea first taught in the Wobbly Walkers at BlueSkies from 1988–1991; after a few years in Southern California she returned in 1993 and has been here with the Wobblies ever since. Kea has 18 E.C.E. units.
Michelle Lollock, Teacher
Michelle has been with BlueSkies since 2013- working in the Schoolroom and has just recently moved into the Wobbly Walkers classroom. She has been in the childcare field for over 17 years. Michelle has a M.A. in Developmental Psychology from San Francisco State.
Cheourt Chhea, Teacher
Choeurt has been with BlueSkies since 1985, working both in the Nursery School and the Toddler programs. She has almost completed her A.A. in Early Childhood at Merritt College.
Scottie Workman, Teacher
Scottie has worked with children since 1989. She has a B.A. from Mills and M.A. from SF State in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. Scottie was previously at BlueSkies and is back in the Baby House!
Jennifer Chen, Teacher
Jennifer is just starting out at BlueSkies for Children. She taught elementary school in China for 20 years and is an avid photographer. Jennifer has completed 24 Early Childhood Education units from Merritt College.