The Toddler I program is designed to stimulate learning and development through exploration of the structured environment.
Toddlers are encouraged to make their own choices from interests as diverse as dramatic play to fine motor skills. Short periods of structure are incorporated within the curriculum with activities including finger plays, stories, music, and a language circle time.
Toddlers nap on toddler size cots. This classroom is also designed to help with hygiene functions such as self hand washing and teeth brushing. The chairs and table are set low to encourage independence and practice the basic skills of getting in and out of chairs.
The classroom is equipped with a quiet reading area as well as a slide for gross motor development. Large piece puzzles and instruments are readily available for fine motor play. Toddlers love to dress up and see themselves looking silly, so our room is filled with lots of dress up items for them to explore and practice with. Each child is encouraged to grow at their own pace. Our staff provides lots of opportunities for social and sensory exploration.
As a continuation of the infant room, each child goes home with a sheet detailing their daily activities as well as all diaper changes, naps, and feedings. We understand that communication is vital and use this as a tool to make sure parents are aware of what's happening in the classroom.