Children drive toy cars through blue and yellow paint, making the color green. In the background is a quiet space and a shelf with books and a white board.

The Toddler class is structured around many early childhood developmental theories. The most important concept is to create an environment that allows the child to feel safe and comfortable in a classroom setting. The teachers facilitate hands-on activities and social interactions to encourage children to learn about the world around them. Teachers also foster self-confidence, independence, and learning experiences.

The Toddler classroom uses themes (family, colors, summer, etc.) as a tool to implement activities at different learning centers (language/reading, creative arts, sensory/science, etc.). Themes often incorporate the individual interests expressed by the children.

Here is a sample schedule:

9:00 – Free exploration
9:20 – Circle time (songs, stories, etc.)
9:35 – Centers/bathroom break
10:05 – Recess
10:30 – Wash hands/snack/free choice
11:05 – Movement
11:25 – Bathroom break/wash hands
11:40 – Reading/closing circle
12:00 – Lunch
12:30 – Recess
12:50 – Bathroom break/prepare for nap time
1:00 – Rest time
3:15 – Final dismissal

* Before and after school care is available.