Ages 15 months – 3 years
The Toddler Program provides an environment for the child to develop functional independence, self-respect, respect for others, language skills, toilet learning and an opportunity to explore and discover. As the toddlers gradually become comfortable in their new environment, they learn to trust the adults and other children around them. Practical life activities in the classroom are given to aid in the child’s intellect, will, and movement.
Many of the activities in the Toddler Program highlight the self–help skills that lead to functional independence. This is an age of very strong imitation, the teachers constantly model appropriate social skills, good manners and consideration of others. As the child practices concepts and works with activities in practical life, they are gaining knowledge of what they are capable of. Children are given the time and space needed to work through the steps and routines of the day.
The Toddler Teachers enrich the community in a calm, peaceful manner with respect, care and love for all the children. The prepared environment is thoughtfully created with every child in mind for optimal learning during this sensitive period of development. Together, the teacher, parents and the classroom environment accommodate the very young child’s sensitive periods for learning by offering creative and intriguing concepts through hands on materials to expand their developing mind and growing bodies.
Toddler Program Schedules
8:00-12:30 Half day
8:00-3:00 Full day
3:00-6:00 Aftercare available
Toddler Programs are five days per week and maintain a 6:1 ratio.
“The things he sees are not just remembered; they form a part of his soul.”