Regular Hours, Summer 2022

Summer Hours: May 23 – July 29, 2022: Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 4:30pm, Friday 8:00am – 12:00pm

Sunburst 2 Year Old Classroom

The Sunburst classroom serves young toddlers ages 24–36 months. Teachers plan a variety of individual and group activities to stimulate your child socially, intellectually, and creatively. The Sunburst classroom curriculum, environment, and experiences are based on the children’s developmental needs and interests.

Daily Activities

The teachers provide a warm, safe, and consistent environment for your child to spend his/her day. Throughout the day, your child will:

  • Be offered breakfast, lunch, and a snack.
  • Brush their teeth after breakfast.
  • Participate in small and large group activities including music and movement activities.
  • Play outside for at least an hour daily, weather permitting.
  • Rest or nap on cots during Quiet Time.
  • Have time for free play of their choice. Activities offered include:
    • Playing with fine motor toys.
    • Creating art in the art center.
    • Reading a book in our library.
    • Singing and dancing with music and movement activities.
    • Playing with blocks.
    • Dramatic play.

Sunburst 2-Year-Old Classroom Lead Teachers

Tina Freesemann

Tina earned her Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Hawkeye Community College and has been teaching at Hawkeye's Child Development Center since 1999.

"I live in Greene with my husband, Collin, and our two children: Haley and Hayden. When I’m not teaching I love bargain shopping, jet skiing on the river, and spending time with my family and friends.

"I am looking forward to getting to know all of you and your children and can’t wait to watch them grow!"

Tracey Schmidt

Tracey earned her Bachelor's of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Upper Iowa University and is working towards her CDA in Early Childhood Development. Tracey has been teaching in early childhood education since 1999 and is excited to continue teaching at Hawkeye!

"I live in Cedar Falls with my husband Kerry and our two daughters: Natalee and Brooklyn. When I’m not teaching I love to spend time with my girls, shop, and go for a run!

"I’m looking forward to getting to know each family and teaching your child this school year!"

Contact Information

Hawkeye Child Development Center
Main Campus Location

Black Hawk Hall—Entrance on the south west side of Black Hawk Hall
Email Penny Teisinger, Hawkeye Child Development Center Coordinator/Director

Regular Hours

Monday – Friday
7:00am – 5:00pm

Operational Guidelines [pdf]

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