I Can Child Care

The Best Child Care Services in Edison, NJ

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Full Day Kindergarten

Toddler Program (14 months – 3 years old)

Exciting learning experiences, every day.

Toddlers: Joy and Challenges

The months that make up the toddler period are full of wonder and sometimes frustration for parents as our stationary babies grown into exploring, expressive little people. Their physical and cognitive development is fascinating to watch and challenging to channel into appropriate creativity. Our toddler program provides an active learning environment which allows hands-on experiences with language development, people, art, and music. All the activities are designed for the learning and exploration that children at this age thirst for. We help boost self-esteem by encouraging our toddlers to try new things and to discover that they can accomplish many tasks. We utilize the best in early childhood educational theories to encourage children to learn by doing so they grow into self-confident pre-schoolers.

 

It is important to remember that not all children develop at the same rate. Some may develop verbally far sooner than physically while others may have a major league arm but not be able to express verbally themselves well yet. Be patient and if you are concerned, speak to your pediatrician. We offer opportunities for children to explore and develop their natural talents as well try new things in a supportive environment.

 

We’ve put together a basic guide of milestones your child will reach during this period and as long as they are meeting some don’t worry too much about the others, they’ll get there. We’ll keep you informed about what your child is doing so you will know what to look for when you get home and get time to enjoy the burgeoning development of your precious child. We seek to be your aid in helping your child develop into a self-confident person who knows they can do anything because they’ve had the chance to master life in a supportive environment from the very beginning of their development.

 

  • Vocabulary expands from 2 words at 13 months to complete phrases.
  • “No” enjoys a phase of being favorite word.
  • Enjoys mirrors
  • Feeds self with finger foods
  • matches lids to containers
  • empties containers of contents
  • develops from standing, through surfing, toddling to walking and running
  • can undress on their own
  • climbs
  • temper tantrums! oh, joy!
  • will ‘read’ books
  • goes from rolling a ball back and forth to throwing overhand
  • shows readiness for toilet training
  • scribbles (hopefully not on walls)
  • and so much more…

 


Toddler Daily Schedule

 

6:30- 8:30 Arrival/Greeting Time
8:30 Healthy Breakfast
9:00-9:15 Language Arts (story time on the carpet w/ themed books)
9:15- 9:45 Fine-motor-skill-based centers (play dough, puzzles…)
9:45-10:15 Arts & Crafts based on weekly theme
10:15- 10:30 Circle time – welcome song, alphabet song, counting, days of the week, weather, calendar…
10:30- 10:45 Song & Dance
10:45- 10:55 Diapering & preparing for outside
10:55- 11:30 Outside/Gym (Gross motor skills such as kicking, walking, running…)
11:30 Healthy Lunch
12:15-2:30 Rest time
2:30 Healthy Snack
2:30- 3:00 Manipulative activities (table toys, blocks, puzzles…)
3:00- 3:50 Outside/Gym
3:50 4:00 Diapering|
4:00-4:30 Wash hands
4:30-5:00 Arts & Crafts project
5:00 Wash hands and Healthy Late Snack
5:30 – 6:30 Clean up & choice time
6:30 Dismissal

*Outside/gym time is dependent on the weather

Sample Daily Reports

Daily report for Drake on 8/4 naps 12:11 - 2:17 meals Breakfast - Had most of the Bagel and peaches Lunch - Had all of the Chicken meatballs, pasta, corn, banana PM Snack - Had all of the Pretzels …Read More

on 3/30 Notes: The Fun Bus was here today. We will be having a small Spring party on Thursday this week. Sign up sheet is posted by our door. Thank you. meals Breakfast - Cheerios, Milk, Apples Lunch…Read More

Daily report for Ella on 3/30 Notes: Ella had a great day today touching snow, making four leaf clovers and as always loved her tummy time.   Please bring in the following items: Formula naps …Read More

We work to instill a lifelong love of learning with a growing sense of confidence into every child that comes our way through loving environments and passionate teachers. Learn more about our mission today!

There is no better time than the present to give your kids the head-start they need. For their education, their social-emotional skills, and their lives, we can give them the tools they need to succeed. Schedule your tour today!

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Testimonials

I Am Amazed

My daughter has been going to I Can Kids since she was 4 months old. They had their ups and downs for a while but once Betsy came into her role the daycare and my daughter have flourished. …Read More

Jessica Reppert, Parent

Yea School!

My twin grandson’s age 2 attend I Can Kids. Each morning as soon as I drive into the parking lot the boys yell “Yea School.” At the end of the day when we pick them up they don’t wa…Read More

Maureen and George Weber, Grandparents

I Absolutely Love It Here

March 19, 2015 Since I have started at I Can Kids I find that everyone here is friendly and very hands on. Everyone here greets me in the morning with a warm good morning. What really impre…Read More

Alexandria Vega

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