Toddler (18 to 24 months)
Toddler Program – As infants mature and become toddlers, we continue to stimulate their senses and encourage them to explore their world. Your child will learn such skills as pushing and pulling objects, turning and bending, sorting objects by color and size, exploring the concept of big and little, and building an early vocabulary.
At this stage, your toddler will start to experience a somewhat more structured classroom routine. He or she will start to learn valuable skills such as taking direction from adults other than parents, how to co-exist with other children in a learning environment, and how to share.
Our colorful, self-contained Toddler Room is the perfect setting, including areas for art and sensory and dramatic play, science, and physical development. Music and a variety of interactive learning tools expand horizons even at this early age. Toddlers are busy little learners with lots of new things to explore. We believe in directing all that energy into experiences that help toddlers learn and grow.
Our staff understands the challenges that one-year-olds face in a social learning setting, and have experience in helping them adjust to the give and take of the classroom environment.
The Toddler program is planned to meet the special needs of very young children and their families. Our goal is to create a partnership with parents that make certain that each child receives the very best care while at the center. A partnership begins with open communication and mutual respect between families and staff. Parents are welcome to visit at any time.
Links to learning at this stage include:
Language and Literacy:
Through books, songs and daily activities, teachers will help your child become comfortable with language and help grow vocabulary.
The World and Me:
Your child begins to socialize and become aware of others’ feelings. Teachers assist your child to play in supervised group activities.
Singing songs, playing simple instruments and moving to music will be an everyday occurrence for your child.
Teachers provide hands-on activities that allow your child to explore number concepts such as one/many, big/little, and simple shapes and colors.
Activities that encourage scribbling and using a paintbrush help develop fine motor skills, and aid the understanding of cause and effect.
Contact us today to schedule a tour and learn more about how our programs can help support the foundation for your child’s success in learning.