At this age, children begin to become more and more social with their peers. They are expressing their needs and wants not only to caregivers, but to the children around them. Building self confidence and independence is a key focus in the toddler year as children are encouraged to do simple day to day tasks such as select their snack, put items away in their cubbies, and help prepare their nap area. Teachers and parents work closely together as children approach developmental milestones throughout the year. Diapering occurs every two hours, unless needed more often. Naptime occurs in the middle of the day, after lunch.
in these classrooms, we reach towards developmental milestones such as...
- Verbal and social skills through interacting with peers, sharing, and expressing ourselves through words
- Practical life skills such as feeding ourselves, throwing away trash, and sitting in a chair
- Emotional identification un order to aide in sharing feelings as well as utilized as a tool in conflict resolution
- Fine motor skills through new art materials being introduced
- Mindfulness through breathing exercises and classroom yoga practice
- Exploring the world around us through unique sensory experiences with water, food, playdough, sand, slime, and more
- Gross motor development through indoor/outdoor play spaces
- Recognition skills through pictures, books, and a diverse vocabulary in the room
- Language development through rhyme, rhythm, circle time, and stories
- Exploring, Experimenting, Engaging!
the daily ryhthm.
Early Care Arrival and Breakfast
Welcome and Dropoff - Dropoff in classroom
Circle Time, Morning Mindfulness, and Group Activities/Exploration
Welcome song, books, art, sensory, large group, math
Indoor large motor activities in wet or cold weather: Outdoor play times will vary based on playground and field schedule.
Classroom Free Play
Small group activities, choice making times, provocations, exploration with intentional materials, diaper changes
Prepare for Nap
Washing hands and faces, diaper changes
Wake Up Transition
Diaper changes, wash hands, cot belongings away: We allow children to wake independently and at their own pace. Children who wake early will be offered quiet activities so as to not disturb resting children. Diapers will be changed as children wake.
Free Play and Farewell to Friends
Pickup aftercare (if registered)