Toddler & Twos Program
The toddlers are broken up into three classes. The Chipmunks are from 12-18 months, the Busy Beavers are from 18 months to 2 years old, and the Owls are from 2 to 2.5 years old. These exploratory classes are made for curious fingers and toes. We know that learning to walk can be tough, but our patient and hands on staff members take all precautions to ensure your child’s safety while your child learns about the world around them. Our loving teachers enjoy taking neighborhood walks, making music, and comforting your child like one of their own. Come see our newly renovated space where your baby is encouraged to try new things!
Social and Emotional Growth
The toddler is just learning to communicate verbally, and developing the ability to share feelings and negotiate with peers in a group setting. Teachers facilitate a classroom atmosphere where toddlers are treated as capable individuals, whose opinions, actions, and thoughts are respected and valued. Significant emphasis is placed on modeling appropriate language and behavior, in order to create a respectful environment where trust, self-esteem, autonomy, communication, and teamwork are represented.
Teachers take physical and verbal cues from toddlers in order to develop “real world” projects, allowing children to explore their surroundings in a meaningful way. Keen observation of the toddler’s responses is important so that teachers can flexibly reorganize the curriculum to promote the interests of the children. Forecasts (lesson plans) create the framework for a broad curricular experience. Children are exposed to emergent literacy, music, art, dramatic play, sensory, motor-development, science, nature, and pre-math experiences on a regular basis through project work. Educational experiences are designed to be age-appropriate and personally challenging, and the learning process is more valued than the finished product.