Welcome to the Ladybug Room!


Ladybug Room
Ages 2 years to 33 months

Toddlers Goals and Objectives

  • Provide the type of environment that will allow the child to have their basic needs fulfilled.
  • Provide the opportunity for varied experiences which enhance the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development.
  • Provide discovery and explanation about themselves and the world around them.
  • Provide group activities that promote and encourage communication with one another.
  • Seek to model and provide a loving Christian atmosphere.
  • Provide opportunities for children to be independent, through making decisions and becoming self disciplined.
Toddler Care in Hastings, MN

Ladybug Room Teachers

Hannah Thomes

Hi! My name is Hannah Thomes and I am the lead toddler teacher in the Ladybug Room. I feel so blessed to be able to help your children grow and develop each day! I live in Prescott, WI with my husband, daughter, and our German shepherd. We love to spend time outside, enjoy cooking together, and spending time with friends and family. I love doing portrait photography, painting, antiquing, and drinking delicious coffee!
I attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout and graduated with a bachelors degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Child Development. I have been working with kids most of my life as a nanny, daycare teacher, and Kids Club Supervisor for South Washington County. Thank you for allowing me to play a role in your child’s life!

Ashley Spicher

Hello, I am Ashley Spicher, and I am the assistant teacher in the Ladybug Classroom. I started working at Little Beginnings in January 2014, shortly after moving to the Twin Cities area. I grew up in Central Iowa, and am a small town country gal at heart! I am an Iowa State University Graduate, with degrees in Anthropology and History, and I worked in a child care facility while studying there. I wanted to continue working with children in a mission setting after I graduated, so I spent one year working at an emergency shelter for at- risk teens before moving here with my husband. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, kayaking, running, painting, antiquing, reading, and traveling. I am very excited to be working with your children and showing them Christ’s love through me. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak with me! I look forward to meeting all of you and building positive relationships with you and your children.

Ashley Potter

Hello! My name is Ashley Potter and I am an aide in the Ladybug Room. I am SO thankful for the opportunity to work with your children!
Before working at Little Beginnings, I was actually a Little Beginnings mom. My son, Landon, started in the Ladybug Room and is currently working his way through the program!
I have spent the past few years working in the travel industry, but after realizing my love for teaching and children outweighed my love for travel, I completely changed career paths. Now I am blessed to be spending my days watching your kids learn and grow! I am also working towards my degree in Early Childhood Education.
I currently live with my boyfriend, Austin, and our son, Landon. During our free time we like to spend time on the boat, go camping, hang out with friends and family, and spend time in the pool during the summer. I also enjoy spending time with my twin sister.
Thank you for letting me be a part of your sweet children’s lives!

Ladybug Room Info

Welcome To Our Class!

We are so excited to be here, helping and working with your children. It’s going to be so much fun! Toddlerhood is full of many changes and transitions, and it is our goal to help them overcome any challenges and succeed in the things they are learning to accomplish!

Schedules

In the Ladybug Room, we learn literacy, social studies, science, math, and music… all tailored for the use of our toddlers. We usually have two short group times, during which we read a story, sing songs, and do short activities based on the day. All of the ideas we talk about are reinforced through hands on activities or projects throughout the day. Most of all, we learn through play!
Some special days in this room include Bible Time, Nature Room, and Movie Day.

Potty Time

Toddlers have the big and exciting job of learning to use the toilet and we are excited to help! Whether you want to use pull-ups or go straight to underwear, we are here to work together for the best success for your child.

Some Signs Of Readiness:
*Staying dry for longer periods of time
*Telling you that they are wet or soiled their diaper
*Successfully going on the toilet more often
*Asking to go