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Toddler Day Care Gorham ME

Toddler day care provides toddlers with early learning. It also gives access to activities that address toddlers’ developmental needs and improve their fine motor skills, as well as their gross motor skills, social skills, communication skills, and cognitive skills. Read on to learn more and to find local day centers in Gorham, ME that provide toddler day care.

Nanny ID 137290
Portland, ME
Availability
Full Time
Certifications / Experience
CPR Certified : NO
First Aid Certified : NO
Special Needs Experience : YES
Years Experience : 10
Has References : YES
Experienced With Age Groups
Toddlers, Preschoolers, School Age, Older Children
Additional Services and Skills
Shop, Pets, Cook, Laundry, Drive Children, Homework, Potty Training, Sleep Training, House Keeping

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Jewish Community Alliance of So. Maine
(207) 772-1959
57 Ashmont Street
Portland, ME
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Camps, Childcare, Indoors, Parents Resources, Schools

Little Blue Caboose
(207) 874-4928
8 Rosetti Avenue
South Portland, ME
Hours
Mon-Fri 7am-5:30pm
Ages
0-6
Services Available
Childcare

Peaks Island Children's Workshop
(207) 766-2854
71 Herman Avenue
Peaks Island, ME
Hours
Mon-Fri 7am-6pm
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Camps, Childcare, Parents Resources, Schools

Kid's Zone
(207) 892-7135
48 Roosevelt Trl
Windham, ME

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St. Louis Child Development Center
(207) 282-3790
229 Pool Road
Biddeford, ME
 
Child Care Connections
(207) 396-6581
136 Route One
Scarborough, ME
Hours
Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Cost
Free
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare

Portland Nannies, Inc.
(207) 799-0200
P.O. Box 2755
South Portland, ME
Cost
Moderate to expensive
Ages
All Ages
Services Available
Childcare

Children's Discovery Ctr
(207) 892-4400
48 Roosevelt Trl
Windham, ME

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SMART START Child Care and Preschool
(207) 838-5437
86 Tandberg Trail
Windham, ME
 
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Toilet Training Tips for Toddlers

Toilet Learning for Toddlers

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Toileting (or using the potty) is one of the most basic physical needs of young children. It is also one of the most difficult topics of communication among parents, child care providers, and health care professionals when asked to determine the "right" age a child should be able to successfully and consistently use the toilet.

Most agree that the methods used to potty train can have major emotional effects on children. The entire process-from diapering infants to teaching toddlers and preschoolers about using the toilet-should be a positive one. Often, and for many reasons, toilet learning becomes an unnecessary struggle for control between adults and children. Many families feel pressured to potty train children by age two because of strict child care program policies, the overall inconvenience of diapering, or urging from their pediatricians, early childhood columnists, researchers, other family members, friends, etc.

The fact is that the ability to control bladder and bowel functions is as individual as each child. Some two-year-olds are fully potty trained, and some are not. But those that aren't should not be made to feel bad about it. There are also many cultural differences in handling potty training, therefore it is important that families and program staff sensitively and effectively communicate regarding these issues.

The purpose of toilet learning is to help children gain control of their body functions. If a child is ready, the process can provide a sense of success and achievement. Here are some helpful hints on determining when young children are ready to begin the potty training process and suggestions on how to positively achieve that task.

Ready, set, go!

Children are most likely ready to begin toilet learning when they:

  • show a preference for clean diapers-a preference adults can encourage by frequent diaper changing and by praising children when they come to you for a change.
  • understand when they have eliminated and know the meaning of terms for body functions. For example, "wet," "pee," "poop," and "b.m." are words commonly used by children to describe bladder and bowel functions.
  • indicate that they need to use the potty by squatting, pacing, holding their private parts, or passing gas.
  • show that they have some ability to hold it for a short period of time by going off by themselves for privacy when filling the diaper or staying dry during naps.
Become a cheerleader
  • There may be times during the learning process when children accidentally go in their diapers or training pants. This can be very distressing and may cause them to feel sad-especially if they have been successfully using the chair for some period of time. When this happens, change the diaper without admonition-...

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