Our Toddler program which includes four classes of 9 children is designed to provide an opportunity for toddlers to experience the same high quality early childhood educational experiences as preschoolers but addressing the very specific needs, challenges, and delights of this particular age group.
Children must have turned two years old by the opening of school and will attend either 2 or 3 morning or afternoon sessions each week from 8:45am to 12:00pm or from 1:00pm to 4:15pm; morning class include a snack and a lunch time with lunches brought from home and afternoon classes have snack time with snacks brought from home.
The daily curriculum offers toddlers opportunities to explore the environment according to their interests and developmental level. Our teachers design curricula and environments that support, nurture, and challenge children as they grow and discover.
The Toddler classroom has a variety of creative centers
Sensory tables filled with sand, water, and other media allow children to explore with their different senses
A book area in a cozy corner to explore print and to share books with friends and teachers
A manipulative area to build, snap, connect, twist, push, turn, and, thus, nurture budding fine motor skills
An art area to experiment with various materials, providing an opportunity for self-expression and creativity
A dramatic play area to coax the development of cooperative and imaginative play; and a space to sing, dance, listen to stories, and discover language.
The day’s schedule, while flexible, will include free choice activities, a short group gathering, outdoor play, snack, and story time.