The toddler curriculum is designed to develop each child’s cognitive, physical, and social/emotional skills. Toddlers are exposed to a variety of activities, toys, equipment, books, music, and more, as well as to social interaction with caregivers and peers.
Both indoor and outdoor activities are structured to advance toddlers’ physical health and motor development. Playground tools include different sized balls for throwing and catching, push and pull toys, a large open area to run, appropriate climbing equipment, and pedal toys. In the classroom, blocks and stacking toys, writing tools, and eating and drinking utensils help toddlers develop fine motor skills. They also learn self-sufficiency through learning to toilet train at their own rate, dressing and undressing, and feeding.
Social and environmental development revolves around each child’s independent nature, while a classroom routine allows children to self-monitor and know what to expect. Our welcoming and respectful environment encourages children to feel comfortable interacting as they are accepted for who they are. Group activities such as Learning Centers and Circle Time help toddlers learn how to interact with one another, share, take turns, and use their vocabulary to express their feelings.
Cognitive development is enhanced through puzzles, communication with the teacher and peers, exploration of different learning centers, and group and individual play. Flashcards, learning toys, and discussions of height and other measures help children begin to learn match concepts such as shape, size, and number recognition. Activities also include story time, dramatic play, and music.