An industrious group, Toddlers excitedly investigate their world through observations and explorations.
Language skills are greatly expanded through group songs and finger plays, reading books, telling stories,
and listening to tapes & CD’s. Emerging math skills are promoted through using manipulative toys and
cooking. Water/sand sensory tables, nature walks, magnets and balances are some of the materials
available to explore science areas. Drama and various art media such as finger painting, playdough
cookie cutting, easel and chalk drawing spark interest in the world.
Toddlers need to feel as independent and important as they are. A positive reward system is key in
molding self help / care skills such as toilet learning and use of hats/coats, hand washing and
cleaning up after meals.
Large motor development is fostered through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities - dancing and
climbing are two favorites. Fine motor skills such as stringing, scissor use and puzzle practice are
Often, a Toddler’s view of his/her world can seem big and challenging. Social and emotional skills
like sharing, taking turns, cooperative play and using language to convey needs and wants are
supported by activities such as peer group games, shared centers and art projects.
Communication with families is key as Toddlers grow and mature. Daily activity forms are provided to
illustrate what fun & exciting activities the children experienced. Weekly lesson plans and monthly
newsletters also assist in reaching our goal of open, constant communication. Family-Teacher
conferences are held twice a year to discuss the child’s development, as monitored with the Teaching
Strategies Gold assessment program.
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