Typical age range: 13 months to 2 years
Teacher-to-child ratio: 1 teacher to 4 children
Overview. Our Toddler Program provides toddlers with an increasingly structured environment that still allows them ample space and time to explore. The Program emphasizes individual development and group interaction, encouraging independence and simple problem-solving. There is story time, art and table activities that develop fine motor skills, and several scheduled group circle times with sharing and singing. Outside play time includes games, activities and sand play to promote development of large motor skills. At lunch and snack times, toddlers learn to carry their own lunch box, sit at a table, and eat with utensils.
Specifically, we supervise and build toddlers' skills in three main areas:
- Language Skills: Recognizing and naming objects, body parts, and peers; using expressive language
- Gross Motor Skills: Climbing, throwing, running, walking up/down stairs, pushing and using wheel toys
- Fine Motor Skills: Putting together and taking objects apart, transferring objects from hand to hand, stringing large beads, using puzzles and crayons