TODDLERS:  12 mos. - 2 yrs.

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This is a child’s first experience in school without a parent. Our first goal is to transition the child from home to a new school environment and a new, caring person who will meet the child’s needs for love, guidance and learning. In this we enlist the support of the parents. We help the children verbalize their feelings and use language to express their thoughts and ideas. We encourage physical activities that will continue the development of large muscles to help the children walk, run, balance and climb. We provide creative activities with art, blocks, dramatic play and music that develop the senses, the imagination and the skills to build a foundation for future learning. We encourage exploration of the world around us through activities involving nature, the senses, size, shape, color and numbers. We guide them through new social skills for interacting with others, following directions, and becoming part of a group. Since toddlers are especially committed to achieving independence, our teachers provide responsive individual attention as your child deals with positive experiences as well as frustration.  We encourage problem solving using conflict resolution and a beginning ability to take care of themselves independently.

The first years of your child’s life are crucial to the development of personality and intellect.  This is a period during which learning takes place at an accelerated pace.  We provide the sense of security and loving care that toddlers need to thrive during this stage of intense learning.

Our curriculum takes advantage of the rapid growth of gross and fine motor skills at this stage of development.