We understand that toddlers are at the age that they want to do everything by themselves, but still need a lot of support. To satisfy this desire for independence, our toddlers are offered both structured and unstructured learning time. Language, cognitive, self-help, emotional and gross and fine motor skills are enhanced through music and movement, art, table toys, games, puzzles, and books. Our teachers pay special attention when talking to and listening to young children to enhance vocabulary and to develop self-esteem. The room is filled with age appropriate toys to engage their curiosity and develop their fine and large motor skills.
Because we understand the importance of flexibility with toddlers, we build our day around their needs. Our teachers are focused on helping each child reach developmental milestones at their own pace. A very rewarding milestone for this age group is potty training. Once your child begins to show self awareness and an interest in potty training, our teachers are ready to help them succeed. You will receive daily communication about your child's potty training success, diaper changes, how they ate, how they napped, and activities that they enjoyed.
- Letter recognition and their sounds
- Story retelling
- Recognition of first name
- Journal drawing
- Number recognition
- Real world exploration through dramatic play themes and props
- Arts and crafts
- Listening and following directions
We continual work to keep our rooms clean and sanitary.
- Napping cots are assigned to each child and never shared.
- Toys and supplies used during the morning are are cleaned and disinfected at naptime and toys and supplies used in the afternoon are cleaned disinfected at the end of the day.
- Caregivers are required to wear a new pair of gloves before each diaper change and while helping children in the bathroom.
- The changing table is sanitized after each use.
- Children's hands are washed with soap and water before eating, after diaper changes or after using the bathroom, and after playing outside.
During naptime, toddlers lay on cots that are raised about three inches off the ground. Your child may bring a small blanket to cuddle up in during naptime. White noise and soft music are played during naptime to drown out noises and to help children get the rest they need. Teachers stay with napping children and rub their backs to help them fall asleep.
ll meals and snacks are provided and will be prepared in safe bite size pieces. Utensils are offered and teachers will encourage toddlers to use them to help develop fine motor skills.
When your toddler is ready to transition to the next age group, we will include you in the decision about when and how the transition will take place. A transition plan will be implemented over a two week period. This will allow your child to become familiar with new teachers and children slowly, ensuring that they are ready and excited to move up.
Full-time (5 days per week) enrollment is required. Children must arrive no later than 8:45 AM and may attend for up to 10 hours per day. Children must arrive by 8:00 AM to receive breakfast.