Building Secure and Caring Relationships
Positive relationships are critical for the healthy development of young children. Our teachers and staff understand early relationships have a profound and lasting impact on a developing child. A young child’s achievements in learning, language, social development and self-regulation are nurtured through these interactions.
Toddlers develop the confidence to explore and take risks knowing that their teacher is there for them. They enjoy a safe and challenging play environment that promotes relationships and fosters physical growth and development, curiosity, and exploration. Toddlers learn through these interactions which enhance their cognitive, language, motor and social skills.
Our toddler program encourages socialization and independence while offering many opportunities for children to explore and interact in a safe, nurturing environment.
Arrival: Greeting children and parents; free-choice time for individualized activities including manipulatives, large motor activities, socialization, music and book browsing.
Learning Centers: Participating in language/literacy, puzzles, sorting activities, blocks, dramatic play, sensory and art activities, and more, based on developmental principles and adjusted to each child's interests and needs.
Circle Time: Enjoying books, stories, puppets and singing.
Music and Movement: Playing instruments, dancing, marching, stretching and participating in other forms of creative music and movement.
Outdoor Play: Learning an appreciation for nature and the outdoors as a natural extension of the classroom. Engaging in running, jumping, ball playing, climbing, sliding, tricycle riding, sand and water play, pushing strollers and other push toys, to improve and develop large motor and other skills.
Meal Times: Enjoying nutritious and tasty meals while developing life-long healthy eating habits. Our wide variety of quality meals are all made on-site.
Rest Time: Napping and quiet activities, puzzles and books.
Personal Care: Beginning to learn to take care of personal needs such as hand washing, toileting or diapering, and other forms of hygiene.
Guidance: Helping children to communicate their needs and desires appropriately. Redirecting children into constructive play, helping them to regulate and manage emotions to succeed and build self-esteem. Creating an optimal environment for learning to interact positively with others.