The toddler years are an exciting time as your child moves into a whole new set of developmental milestones. Toddlers enjoy exploring their world and mastering their new found skills. They enjoy creating art, reading pictures books, climbing, jumping, and exploring; all while having a language explosion. In the toddler nursery, parents will see teachers are on the floor engaged, supporting and guiding the toddlers natural curiosity about the world they live in.
Although Toddlers delight in learning to form friendships with peers, they still enjoy lots of holding and hugs from their teachers. Our toddler program provides opportunities to participate in small group activities, play outdoors in a natural environment, time for individual exploration and personal time with their teaching team.
Our Toddler programs incorporate Montessori style classroom philosophy into a loving, responsive and relationship based program. Toddlers will have developmentally appropriate opportunities to practice their practical life skills through opportunities with classroom materials, family style dinning and encouragement of newly mastered self-help skills such as dressing and putting on their coat and shoes. Toddlers will have access to materials to introduce the concepts of order including matching, sorting, colors and shapes. Toddlers will have opportunities for continued language and vocabulary development through sign, games and lessons with classroom materials..
Toilet Training is a “rite of passage”. When your child is showing the signs of readiness, the staff will coordinate with you and will always approach toilet training with sensitivity and encouragement.
We recognize that toddlers are learning many new skills and will occasionally have mistaken behavior. Our goal is to provide an interesting, fun and challenging program in an open, well designed and structured environment. When challenging behaviors do arise, teachers use visual supports, positive redirection, distraction techniques and encourage toddlers to use their new language skills through sign, modeling and encouragement. We understand that friendship skills, emotional literacy and development of self regulation are skills that must be taught and supported in the classroom and incorporated into the daily lessons and activities.