Toddler (2 to 3 Years Old)

12 children maximum with 2 teachers (most often there is a floater assistant)

Children at this age everything around them is so exciting, they need to be able to touch and closely examine objects to find out how to use them. Words from songs begin to have meaning, and every experience is an adventure. Children have fully emerged from solitary to parallel play. Children begin to self-manage their own activities and the classroom becomes child initiated and teacher directed. Our curriculum and daily schedule promotes their development in:

Cognition Skill

  • Begins to demonstrate to repeat actions many times to cause desired effect.
  • Imitates behavior seen in another place and time.
  • Understands how familiar objects are used in combination.
  • Imitates rote counting using some names of numbers.
  • Recognizes the beginning and end of an activity
  • Make choices when given options.
  • Uses objects as intended.
  • Recognizes people, animals, or objects in pictures or photographs.
  • Distinguishes between near and far.

Communication Skill

  • Has a receptive vocabulary of over 50 words.
  • Combines words and gestures.
  • Points to words in a book.
  • Shows preference for certain books.
  • Shows pleasure when read to.
  • Makes marks on paper with crayons/markers.
  • Experiments with grasp when using a variety of writing tools.
  • Communicates needs through single-word speech.
  • Points to objects when named.
  • Follow single-step directions.
  • Attempts to position pictures in a book right side up.
  • Makes strokes on paper with a paint brush.

Social and Emotional Development

  • Responds to verbal greetings.
  • Smiles spontaneously at other children.
  • Communicates needs with vocalizations and gestures.
  • Actively observes surroundings.
  • Attempts to complete basic daily living tasks.
  • Repeats actions many times to cause a desired effect.
  • Signals needs with sounds or motions.
  • Shares objects or toys with peers.
  • Signals needs with sounds or motions.

Toddler Class Daily Schedule

Daily Schedule may alter depending on the needs of the children

  • 8:00am - 8:45 amDrop-offs, welcome children, free-play and/or structured-play, trains, story-time.
  • 8:45am - 9:20amAssigned Center Time (Blocks, puzzles, kitchen area.)
  • 9:20am - 10:00amBreakfast, clean-up/wash-up
  • 10:00am - 10:15amTransition time (Diaper change, Bathroom Time, Hand Washing and clean-up)
  • 10:15am - 10:45amCircle Time, Music & Movement
  • 10:45am -11:30amOutdoor activities (Playground) - (weather permitting) / Indoor Gross motor activities (yoga/music class)
  • 11:30am -12:00pmTransition time - (Book reading / Story time)
  • 12:00am -12:10pmHand washing before lunch time
  • 12:10pm - 12:45pmLunch time
  • 12:45pm -1:00pmDiaper changing / Bathroom use / Wash hands
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pmRest-time and/or quiet-time
  • 3:00pm - 3:30pmAfternoon snack, clean-up/bathroom use/wash-up
  • 3:30pm - 4:00pmSpanish time (Circle time)
  • 4:00pm - 4:45pmOutdoor Activities (weather permitting) / Indoor activities free-play and/or structured-play
  • 4:45pm - 5:10pmPuzzles and Manipulatives
  • 5:10pm - 6:00pmFree play and Pick up Time

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