Young Toddlers

16 months – 24 months

Toddler classrooms work towards independence and relationship building while introducing developmental areas of learning. Our toddler program prides itself on tailoring the curriculum to meet the needs of children age 16-24 months.

  • Build trusting relationships with teachers
  • Begin to establish a sense of self in community
  • Development of fine motor skills
  • Comfortable to explore their environment
  • Sign language and object recognition

Your Child’s Day

Depending on your toddler’s level of development, their day will encompass the following activities:

Core Learning Time

In our toddler rooms, your children engage in activities at the table that relate to math, creative representation, and fine motor. The children are able to move from activities freely and explore with teacher assistance while they build on these skills.

Large Group Time

Children engage in daily discussions about theme-based topics, read and listen to stories that relate to our weekly theme, and talk about the weather outside. This gives the children a chance to be heard, participate, and build social skills.

Small Group Time

Children work on specific concepts for each learning area with a small group of children.

Math: Children start to do the basic concepts of math like counting and sorting. As they become more comfortable, they will start to count aloud to themselves.

Science: Children build their understanding of items around them by mixing colors together, exploring nature and playing with magnets.

Writing: Children learn how to hold a crayon, putting it to paper, and pushing down to make marks. As they master holding the crayon, they will begin to make squiggle lines, and circular marks, before progressing to writing letters.

Active Play

Children work on large motor skills as they climb through tunnels, position themselves down the slide, and run across the playground.

Meals & Snacks

Our staff actively engage with the children during meal time. They encourage and support our young toddlers when it comes to trying new foods. Our toddlers will learn how to drink from a small cup without a lid and how to use utensils.

Rest Time

Toddler rest time consists of one nap a day. During this time, toddlers work on comforting themselves and restoring their energy.