Bear Cubs Staff

Michelle Jenkins-Hines

Hello, my name is Michelle Jenkins-Hines.  I have been working at Friends Child Care Center since October 15, 1989. When I first started, I was hired as a substitute teacher.  Over the next few years, I went from a part time assistant teacher to full time to Lead Teacher.   I have enjoyed my role of mentoring assistant teachers, welcoming them to the Center or to the Classroom that I Lead.  I enjoy providing a safe, healthy and fun learning environment for the children at Friends Child Care Center.

Linda McCain

My name is Linda McCain, and I have been working at Friends Child Care Center since 1997. Working here has been a great experience for me and taught me many things. The teachers and children have been supportive and helpful, and the parents are friendly. I would recommend this day care to anyone. I am very happy working with our older infants.

Andrea Shevon Thomas

Hello my name is Andrea Shevon Thomas. I have been a part of Friends Child Care Center family since 2014, and I am very happy to provide care and safety for the children in our care. It is a pleasure to come to work each and every day. The children are delightful, and my coworkers are amazing. I love the greetings from the parents and the entire work environment. The children are loved and cared for in a very clean, orderly and professional atmosphere.
This is truly an awesome place to work and a safe haven for children.


Bear Cubs Goals (Milestones)

Physical Growth/Motor Development

  • Crawls well, stands alone
  • Walks without help
  • Pushes, pulls toys
  • Sits in a small chair
  • Moves to music
  • Throws, kicks a ball
  • Crawls down stairs backwards
  • Stack blocks
  • Uses a spoon and/or fork
  • Turns pages in a book
  • Jumps up and down
  • Holds cup
  • Open doors and cabinets
  • Scribbles, paints with whole arm
  • Starts elimination control


Social/Personal Development

  • Recognizes self in mirror
  • Understand own name and responds
  • Initiates play
  • Imitates adults
  • Helps pick up toys
  • Identifies body parts
  • Shows friendliness with others; less worry of strangers
  • Enjoys adult attention
  • Shows curiosity about people and environment curious


Cognitive/Language Development

  • Talks, words accompany gestures
  • Responds to simple directions and questions
  • Begins to put words together
  • Enjoys rhythm and rhyme
  • Enjoys looking at books alone
  • Likes to listen to stories
  • Takes things apart and puts them back together
  • Looks for hidden objects
  • Shows signs of memory development
  • Solves problems through trial and error


Emotional Development

  • Begins to show shame, guilt and shyness
  • Shows frustrations
  • May rebel, resist, run away
  • Humor develops
  • Can be negative, say no to requests
  • Laughs, shows joy
  • Begins to assert independence

Bear Cubs Daily Schedule

7:30-9:00- Arrival, Hand washing, Breakfast

7:30-10:00- Centers

  • Dramatic play
  • Manipulatives
  • Art & Science
  • Music
  • Blocks
  • Language & Literacy
  • Soft Climber

9:30-10:00 – Diapering, Hand washing

10:00-10:45 – Clean-up, Hand washing, Snack, Circle time

10:45-12:00 – Activities, Outdoor play

12:00-1:00 – Hand washing, Lunch, Diapering, Hand washing

1:00-3:30 – Nap

3:30-4:30 –  Centers

  • Dramatic Play
  • Manipulatives
  • Art & Science
  • Music
  • Blocks
  • Language & Literacy
  • Soft climber
  • Diapering, Hand washing

4:30-4:50 – Snack, Hand washing

4:50-5:30 – Outdoor Play

September 2020


October 2020






Contact Info:

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