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 – Nap time/quiet activities
3:15 – Final dismissal
* Before and after school care is available.