Toddlers

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Toddlers

Every day is a new adventure for your toddler.

Age Range:
15 months - 2 years
Areas of Learning:

Social Skills

Baby Signs®

Developing Creative Potential

Toddlers

Rapid development is part of being a toddler. And toddlers thrive in our safe, nurturing environment where they’re encouraged to think through their actions, solve problems, and experience new things.

We provide written progress reports each day documenting your toddler’s eating, napping, and diapering routine, as well as activities your child participated in throughout the day.

The focus of our toddler curriculum centers around language development, independence, creative movement, and peer socialization. Toddlers do not learn from isolated activities. Only through hundreds of repetitions and self-initiated variations are concepts solidified. Learning opportunities for toddlers are created with age appropriate application in mind. Toddlers need the freedom to explore their surroundings and dramatically recreate the world around them. Through play and review, our staff prepare the children to advance to our preschool classroom.

Toddler Schedule

6:30-7:00 Interest areas in Infant One – all open.
7:00-7:45 Room opens, Interest areas – all centers open (art easel, small motor, active physical play, music and movement, blocks, dramatic play, science and nature)
7:45-8:00 Preparation for Breakfast (clean up centers, soap and sanitize tables, wash hands and put bibs on, offer transition activity to eliminate wait time)
8:30-9:00 Outside time or Middle Play Area (teachers stand to properly observe all children. Remember the roll call and fully stocked outside bag)
9:00-9:20 Circle Time (two teachers sit with children while one prepares for diapers) Small group curriculum project is discussed.
9:20-9:50 Interest areas-all centers open (art easel, small motor, active physical play, music and movement, blocks, dramatic play, science and nature)
9:50-10:20 Interest areas with added small group curriculum activity (four children at a time depending on project difficulty and other teacher interacts in interest areas)
10:20-10:50 Interest areas with sand table and sand toys (pick a theme for each day, for example cars and people, animals and people, scoops and funnels, etc.) Wash child’s hands before and after sand play.
10:50-11:00 Preparation for lunch(soap and sanitize tables, wash hands and put bibs on, offer transition activity to eliminate wait time)
11:00-11:30 Lunchtime (teachers sit with children at table) and table talk, vacuum carpet.
11:30-12:00 Diapers (two teachers do flannel board while other teacher quickly cleans lunch and changes diapers/washes hands/sanitizes sinks and diaper area.
12:00-12:15 Quiet Activity (two teachers do various quiet activities and other gets cots out)
12:15-12:30 Children on cots, teachers patting backs.
12:30-2:30 Nap time (lights out, not too dark, soft music playing. Use this time for sanitizing toys, planning activities, etc. Change diapers and put cots away as children wake up. Offer those not sleeping a quiet activity)
2:30-3:00 Diapers/ active music play (one teacher changes diapers, washes hands, and sanitizes sink. Other teacher offers active music activity)
3:00-3:10 Snack preparation(One teacher soaps and sanitizes tables, other washes child’s hands and puts on bibs. Third teacher offers a transition activity to eliminate wait time)
3:10-3:30 Snack time (teachers sit at table with children) table talk.
3:30-4:00 Interest areas-all centers open.
4:00-4:30 Outside time (offer large motor from curriculum outside) or large motor from curriculum in class depending on weather.
4:30-5:45 Interest areas-all centers open. Diapers 4:30-5:00/Sanitize sink and diaper area. Water container and toys 5:00-5:30 (wash hands before and after play)
5:45-6:00 Table Toys (teachers interact with parents, vacuum room, take bleach bottle to kitchen, take out garbage when children gone and turn off light)
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