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
- 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|
|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…)|
|2:30- 3:00||Manipulative activities (table toys, blocks, puzzles…)|
|4:30-5:00||Arts & Crafts project|
|5:00||Wash hands and Healthy Late Snack|
|5:30 – 6:30||Clean up & choice time|
*Outside/gym time is dependent on the weather