Preschool - Twos

By the time children are toddlers; their days are more constant and start to become more group-oriented. A consistent daily routine helps them feel more in control and thus more competent and secure in their classroom environment.

Access to both free and structured physical play helps toddlers develop gross and fine motor skills that are the foundation for later physical milestones. Gross movement engages the larger muscles of the arms, torso and legs and helps young children develop strength, control and coordination. Fine movement involves smaller muscles such as those in the fingers and face.

Children have a separate playground area that is only utilized by the infant and toddler classrooms.

Every child has a designated space to hold personal items and supplies. Toys are sanitized continuously throughout the day. In the Toddler Room parents provide necessary supplies that include diapers and baby wipes, which will continue to be supplied until the child is fully potty-trained.

Our toddler teachers help children find appropriate ways to establish themselves by supporting their individuality, giving children choices whenever possible, and introducing social concepts. The teachers observe children purposefully, think about what they learn from each child, and respond in supportive ways. When you support children as individuals, you can offer experiences that engage and delight children and build their confidence.

The daily schedule provides a consistent structure to the day; allowing for the development of routines and rituals. However, it permits the flexibility and openness to follow children’s interests and address their needs. Our toddler curriculum supports the development of the whole child; emphasizing the significance of hands-on learning experiences.