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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.