Toddlers

"The Toddler craves independance but fears desertion." -Dorothy Corkille Briggs

We recognize and nurture each child’s individual needs, interests and learning styles. Our program is build to accommodate increasing curiosity, physical activity and social behaviors.
Toddlers are provided with ample opportunities to build upon and demonstrate their increasing independence and social skills. Our caring teachers are always close by and are ready to provide the much needed hug and reassurance.

Toddler Schedule

Explore. Make Friends. Grow.

8:00 AM Arrival, Free Play
9:00 AM Morning exercise, Gross motor skills.
9:15 AM Breakfast
9:45 AM Free Play
10:00 AM "Class" Time (Art, Science, Music)
10:30 AM Outdoor Play
12:00 AM Circle Time
12:15 PM Lunch
12:30 PM Nap
3:00 PM Active indoor play
3:45 PM Story Time
4:00 PM Snack
4:30 PM Outdoor Activities
5:30 PM Indoor Activities
6:00 PM Close

Toddler Activities

Morning Exercise:
Focusing on the gross motor skills, toddlers dance, walk, run, jump, skip to the fun and energizing music.
Circle Time:
Finger plays and group games are promoting language development and social skills.
Story Time:
A fun and engaging read aloud with puppets and felt board stories.
Art:
Toddlers begin with finger paints and are slowly introduced to brushes and other tools as they create their masterpieces.
Music:
We shake and wiggle to the music played by a visiting children's musician.
Other Activities:
-We explore different textures during sensory play.
-Sort and manipulate different objects as we learn colors and shapes.
-Work on fine motor skills as we play with play dough and puzzles.

Toddler Curriculum

Specific topics vary from week to week at different programs.

Me, Myself and I
My family
Colors
Shapes
Holidays and Celebrations
Seasons and Seasonal Activities
Numbers and Counting up to 5

Toddler Discipline

We use positive tactics that strengthen self-esteem and respect for others. Most situations can be handled by redirecting the child to another activity. Free choice of activities is offered whenever is needed as well as the choice of quiet or active play.