Our toddler program is geared for children ages 16 months through 32 months. During this age stage, children are curious about the world around them. Our classroom, equipment and curriculum are designed to:
- Support their safe exploration.
- Build their motor skills.
- Improve their coordination.
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Our goal is for your toddler to experience an atmosphere where he/she feels feel safe and secure… and also develops in independence and social competence. In turn, we feature:
Learning Centers that offer blocks, puzzles, creative art and a wide variety of books.
Dedicated teachers who:
- Recognize your toddler’s growing need for independence and emerging sense of self.
- Emphasize social growth through circle times, stories and songs.
- Encourage self-help skills, including washing hands, picking up toys and sharing.
- Help develop your toddler’s gross-motor activity through climbing, running and jumping.
8:30-9:40 a.m.: Free-choice time – Focuses on exposure to new interests and materials (e.g., Playdough, sensory table, puzzles, pegboards, dramatic play, blocks).
9:45-9:55 a.m.: Snack & prayer – Develops your child’s good health habits, independence in personal care, manners and language skills. Snacks and milk are provided.
9:55-10:10 a.m.: Storytime – Includes stories and activities through which your toddler can practice listening and language skills. Concepts are introduced through flannelgraphs.
10:15-11:10 a.m.: Art Exploration, Home Living, Dramatic Play Centers – Involves one-on-one time with the teacher at the art table to explore art mediums.
Encourage small play groups in centers.
11:10-11:20 a.m.: Music & movement – Encourages expression through the singing of songs, finger plays, and body movement and rhythm activities.
11:25 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Lunch – Develops your toddler’s social skills as he/she eats with friends. Bring a bag lunch from home; milk is provided.
12:15-12:45 p.m.: Free-choice time – Includes puzzles and manipulatives at the tables.
12:45-1:45 p.m.: Large-muscle time – Features time at our outdoor playgrounds or indoor playrooms when the weather is cold. Climbers, scooters, balls and other large-muscle activities are available.
1:50-2:05 p.m.: Snack & story time – Involves listening to a story while eating a snack.
2:05-3:00 p.m.: End-of-day activity – Features book reading and table activities.