Toddler

We welcome you to visit our Toddler classroom to see toddlers learning self-help skills, singing and dancing, participating at group time, learning with all five senses, playing outside, mastering potty-training and exploring the world that surrounds them.    

Teachers utilize The Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers & Twos to guide their daily teaching.  This curriculum is based on the latest, most current research about how young children develop and learn. Your child’s learning is progressive from the infant classroom. Leave the work to us, all meals are included.

Oh how busy toddlers are. They are learning so much in this classroom.  Watching the toddlers personality evolve and forming long-term bonds is what our teachers love about their career!   
 
Our Toddler Curriculum Objectives

Social-Emotional

Regulates own emotions and behaviors

Establishes and sustains positive relationships

Participates cooperatively and constructively in group times

Examples: gives another child a ball when asked, screams when another child touches his crackers, seeks preferred child to sit with at group time, hugs a child who fell down, etc.

Physical

Demonstrates Traveling skills

Demonstrates balancing skills

Demonstrates fine-motor strength and coordination

Examples: Grasps drawing and writing tools, jabbing at paper, unbuttons large buttons, kicks a stationary ball, gets in and out of chair, walks backwards, marches around the room, etc.

Language

Listens to and understands increasingly complex language

Uses language to express thoughts and needs

Uses appropriate communication skills

Examples: joins in games such as peek-a-boo and pat-a-cake, hears siren and goes to teacher pointing “Fire Truck”, uses one work, “milk”, to mean “I want some milk”, etc.

Cognitive

Demonstrates positive approaches to learning

Remembers and connects experiences

Uses symbols and images to represent something not present

Examples: holds toy phone to ear, points to photograph and says, “daddy”, picks out and eats only the animal crackers, throws paper away when teacher asks, “please put this in the trash”, etc.

Literacy

Demonstrates phonological awareness

Demonstrates knowledge of print and its uses

Demonstrates emergent writing skills

Examples: Scribble writes deliberately, sings with a group, “one, two, buckle my shoe”, makes marks that appear to be in random order, etc.

Math

Uses number concepts and operations

Explores and describes spatial relationships and shapes

Compares and measures

Demonstrates knowledge of patterns

Examples: notices that a special song is played every time it is time to clean up, pours sand or water from one container to another, raises hands up and down as the song directs, etc.

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