The Toddler program is for kids 18 months to 3 years, and is divided into Toddler I and Toddler II classes. Toddler II children are transitioning from diapers to the potty. It is our goal to provide a safe and secure environment where your child can learn and feel good about themselves.
There is a maximum of 10 children per class, with the teacher/child ratio set at 1:7.
The classroom is divided into sections to help your child to develop intellectual, social, large and small motor skills and language development.
- Manipulative play: blocks, animals, and cars
- Library to encourage reading
- Dramatic play, including a kitchen for cooking and clothes for dress up
- Sensory table – with a variety of objects
A daily schedule is posted on the parent board along with a copy of the monthly calendar. Breakfast is served until 8:30. Lunch is served at 11:30. Regular nap times give kids the important downtime for their growing bodies.
Outside playtime is an important part of your child’s day. We want to build small and large motor skills in your growing kids, and give them the “outside time” that keeps them fit and healthy. Our “muscle room” provides an indoor option for this type of play when weather does not permit going outside.
Food and Clothing
Two snacks and a hot lunch are provided. Any food your child is allergic to should be written down in the child’s records, and communicated to the teacher. Any special diets must be requested in writing by the child’s doctor.
We provide 2% milk for cereal in the morning, and will store the cereals you provide for a nutritious breakfast.
Your child needs a complete change of clothes, diapers, wipes, training pants (if applicable) and nap time items: a cot sheet, blanket, pillow and something for your child to cuddle up to, if you like.
Each child will have a cubby for personal items, and a mailbox for art projects, parent notes, and other items.
When everyone thinks the time is right, your child will be moved from Toddler I to Toddler II, and we will begin assisting you in potty training. We use praise and highly encourage the children to use the potty. To reinforce the training process, we watch movies, read stories, and provide stickers as rewards.