We offer two Young Toddler classrooms for children ages 18 months to 2 years of age, as well as Older Toddler classrooms for children ages 24 months to 3 years of age. You may choose from morning and full day options, as well as three (Monday through Wednesday or Wednesday through Friday), four (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday), or five days per week.
Engaging, Meaningful Activity
We are committed to providing our toddlers with engaging, meaningful activities which:
- provide experiences that stimulate the senses
- enrich the child’s vocabulary and understanding of language
- provide time for the child to repeat and master activities
- teach our children how to use tools in the environment such as eating utensils, brooms, sponges, etc.
- give children the opportunity to gain a sense of self-esteem, self-worth, and self-confidence
Language Development and Socialization
Children are encouraged to interact with peers by sharing true stories, discussing a meal they are having, and practicing Grace and Courtesy. Lessons of Grace and Courtesy are practiced daily to help toddlers learn to share and be considerate of others.
Very young children have an innate desire to take care of their own needs. We see the child as an individual, allowing her to set her own pace in pursuit of independence.
There are specifically designed materials in the classroom that support muscle movement and fine motor exercises for hand-eye coordination.
Practical Life Skills
Practical life exercises such as pouring, sweeping, dusting, buttoning, zipping and table setting are introduced early, providing opportunities for children to care for themselves and their environment.
An eating area includes a place for the children to help with preparation of the food they will eat. This area provides sensory input and real experiences, with real tools for a real purpose.
Ages 3 to 6: The Children’s House Classroom
As the children near age three, they will start to give us signs that they are ready to move up to Children’s House. Language skills will start to develop rapidly; enthusiasm for independence in self-care and other work will grow.
Your child is now ready to transition to the Children’s House, for children from the ages of 3 to 6 years.