TODDLERS

Toddlers (16 to 36 months) are working on their identity; they want to know who they are and who’s in charge.

Toddlers require an environment which supports autonomy. Developmentally, toddlers have boundless energy, insatiable curiosity and a strong desire for independence. Their environment must balance these desires with the need to address safety without frustrating these young learners. Our program will provide toddlers with rich language experiences to promote vocabulary development. Their receptive and expressive vocabulary is the foundation for their future academic and social success. In addition, the classroom will provide a variety of sensory-motor learning experiences with hands on materials which address the foundations of math, science and social development.

…how they experience their environment, practice new skills and internalize new ideas will be at the forefront of toddler learning.

Predictability becomes more important to this age group. However, there are still differences in the needs for food, toileting/diapering and rest so there must be some flexibility in the schedule as well.

As a bonus, our gross motor room and experienced staff will guide your toddler through daily experiences incorporating increased motor coordination in climbing, throwing, running, jumping and walking up steps. Since play is the work of children-how they experience their environment, practice new skills and internalize new ideas will be at the forefront of toddler learning. Through daily play, children learn about the world and engage in activities that encourage their cognitive, emotional and social development. Their play is a continuous process we will foster through our Creative Curriculum and language emersion programs.