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TODDLER PROGRAM

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember.
Involve me, and I learn-Benjamin Franklin


 

To inspire the curiosity of the toddler, the classroom is prepared as a little society where each child is encouraged to be a functioning member of the society and to explore it fully.  The classrooms feature custom-sized tables, chairs, sinks, and bookshelves; and the outdoor play area has many objects for creative play.  All of these are designed to appeal to the child's natural curiosity. 

Activities are positioned around the room for toddlers to choose independently.  They have freedom of movement to explore, and they are given the time they need to complete what they start.  Classroom materials are of value to toddler development.  They allow toddlers to begin to experience concepts of sequence, form, shape, movement and sound.  Classroom activities change and evolve as the child grows physically, emotionally and intellectually.

Toddlers love doing things for themselves.  Living skills such as getting dressed, cleaning the window, setting the table, or sweeping the floor are part of the classroom culture.  Being able to handle breakable objects for the first time also creates a great sense of pride at this age. 

Toddler teachers continually seek out new experiences that will stimulate the curiosity of the children.  Teachers are expert in the language for interacting with toddlers, and provide the respect, tenderness, warmth  and patience that allow the children to blossom.

The toddler program is from 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Ages 20 months - 3 years. We offer a 3 day program and a 5 day program. The 3 day program is typically Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday or Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.We highly recommend that all children join the 5 day program by age 2 1/2. 

Our class size is limited to 10 children, ages 20 months - 3 years. We feel a low student ratio benefits the toddler through any separation transitions they may experience starting a new program outside of their home. 

Is your child ready for our Toddler program?

 To promote success in our program we recommend the following two milestones:
1. Your child is taking one afternoon nap. Our morning school day does not accommodate for  a morning nap. 
2. Weaned from the bottle/breast/pacifier during their awake hours.  Our toddlers are learning to drink from open cups. 
 

Skills - Toddlers start acquiring these skills:

  • Understanding Order:  Learning to put things away in the proper place, keeping track of belongings, learning to follow the intrinsic order of the materials.
  • Taking Turns:  Waiting to use favorite materials, having a seat at the snack table, or having the undivided attention of an adult.
  • Doing Things for Oneself:  Zipping, buttoning, etc are skills that come out of the necessity of the care of oneself.
  • Language Skills:  Increasing new experiences and feelings eventually broaden the range of expression.
  • Wanting to Work:  A strong drive to learn new things is developed through seeing the accomplishments of other children.

Discipline - Toddlers learn the three basic rules of discipline:

  • Respect yourself
  • Respect other people
  • Respect the environment

ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

Before and After School Care

Licensed by Bright From the Start

For all ages 

Available Before School: 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Available After School: 12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

The Enrichment Program provides a structured, warm environment in which children play and learn.  The program includes:

  • Lunch (provided by the student) or purchased from our Hot Lunch Provider at $6 a meal. Tammy from Miami is our Hot Lunch Provider. 
  • Nap/ Rest time ( must be an independent sleeper at home) 
  • Outdoor free play
  • Socialization
  • Afternoon nutritious snack
  • Creative art
  • Music
  • Movement activities
  • Reading time

Enrichment is billed monthly at $4.00 an hour.

   
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