Toddler

DISCOVERY, QUESTIONS & CONVERSATION

Two-year olds are ready to discover the world around them! Our friendly and bright toddler classrooms provide age-appropriate learning centers where children can choose play areas of interest. A typical toddler classroom has a comfortable quiet area to curl up in with a favorite book, a sand and water table for science experiments, a carpeted floor space for block play, and a dramatic play area for puppet performances.

Having just the right number of activities for just the right amount of time is essential for a toddler’s success. Circle time includes interactive greetings, colors, shapes, songs and stories. Activities and art projects focus on learning concepts, language skills, letters, numbers, shapes and colors. Teachers engage each child individually in conversations to encourage growing language skills. When ready, the classroom teacher and parents work together to integrate potty training into each toddler’s day. Smaller toilets and sinks are the perfect size to motivate toddlers. Children are allowed to experience this milestone at their own pace while receiving praise and encouragement.

Here We Discover® is our exclusive toddler curriculum which is flexible to meet the individual needs of the children in the classroom.

Read more about the Here We Discover Toddler Curriculum

The Here We Discover Toddler Curriculum focuses on four specific areas of development:

PERSONAL & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Your toddler will begin to have the ability to sustain attention, follow a few simple directions and listen to others. At this stage, children become experts at expressing their ideas and emotions! Teachers will encourage your child to ‘use your words and tell me how you feel.’ New friendships will emerge as children begin to engage in parallel play.

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
Your child will carry items from here to there and everywhere, develop newfound balancing skills and enjoy using safe, child-size scissors to strengthen fine motor skills.

COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
Teachers will ask many questions and your child will give important answers! Your toddler will have a keen memory of where toys are kept in the classroom. It is common for a two-year old to know 200-500 different words, so the classroom is abuzz!

CREATIVE EXPRESSION
Is it scribbling? No, it is important art! It will be easy for your child to work with large crayons and easy-to-grasp, chubby paint brushes. Your child will enjoy moving and grooving to a variety of appropriate music. Today they are pretending to run a grocery store … where is the pasta?

Read more about A Typical Toddler Day

ARRIVAL ACTIVITIES
Good morning Miss Julie! Parent/Teacher Information Exchange, Classroom Exploration

MORNING SNACK
Frosted Mini-Wheats and Milk

MORNING LESSON PLAN ACTIVITIES
Circle time: songs & stories, cutting and gluing to make a collage, measuring pasta in the sensory table, outdoor playtime

LUNCH & AFTERNOON NAP

AFTERNOON LESSON PLAN ACTIVITIES
Sorting activity, castle building, “grocery shopping”, outdoor playtime

AFTERNOON SNACK
Fresh Pepper Strips with Dip, Whole Wheat Crackers, Water

DEPARTURE ACTIVITIES
Parent/Teacher Information Exchange

 

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