16 MONTHS TO 3 YEARS
Our Toddler Program provides movement, music, imaginative play, manipulation, languages, exploration and socialization to spark a child’s interest and ability.
We encourage individuality, meet each child where they are at and aim to inspire creativity and a love of learning. Daily activities include a morning snack, songs and rhymes, art and music, outdoor play, lunch, nap time and unstructured classroom time for the children to explore at their own pace.
Sleep is an essential need for most young toddlers and we work with each child and family to support sleep preferences and have successful nap times at school. The Toddler classroom typically has ‘nap time’ after lunch, around 12:45 to 1:00 p.m. The room is darkened and soft music or sound machines are used. Our warm and inviting environment also fosters self-care and toilet learning.
As toddlers need consistency and a sense of belonging to truly thrive, we require a minimum two-day enrollment for this program. We have found that those toddlers attending only one day per week have a more difficult time making the adjustment from parents to teachers and friends.
All of our toddler teachers are background checked and trained in STARS Childcare Basics, Positive Discipline and Montessori theory and practice. They are certified in first aid, CPR and infant and toddler safe sleep practices, and they participate in continuing education on an annual basis.