Toddlers

As toddlers begin to master language and mobility, they discover a whole new world around them! They begin to interact on a more complex level with their peers, parents and teachers. At The Children's Center, we strongly encourage toddlers to practice their self-help skills, make appropriate choices and build their problem solving skills, all of which will help build self esteem.

Our teachers provide an unparalleled level of interaction and individual nurturing through their daily activities. The toddler curriculum includes:

  • Lessons geared to the toddler's level of development

  • Experiences that involve all the senses

  • Daily circle time

  • Outdoor time

  • Fun activities that boost language and communication skills as well as physical development.

 

Our toddler rooms are staffed at a 1:7 teacher to child ratio.

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Goal 1: To Learn About Themselves

  • To feel valued and secure in their relationships

  • To feel competent and proud about what they can do

  • To express their independence

Goal 2: To Learn About Their Feelings

  • To communicate a broad range of emotions through gestures, sounds, and - eventually - words

  • To express their feelings in appropriate ways

Goal 3: To Learn About Others

  • To develop trusting relationships with nurturing adults

  • To show interest in peers

  • To demonstrate caring and cooperation

  • To try out roles and relationships through imitation and pretend play

Goal 4: To Learn About Communicating

  • To express needs and thoughts without using words

  • To identify with a home language

  • To respond to verbal and nonverbal commands

  • To communicate through language

Goal 5: To Learn About Moving and Doing

  • To develop gross motor skills

  • To develop fine motor skills

  • To coordinate eye and hand movements

  • To develop self-help skills

Goal 6: To Acquire Thinking Skills

  • To gain an understanding of basic concepts and relationships

  • To apply knowledge to new situations

  • To develop strategies for solving problems

These goals are detailed at the Parent/Teacher Conferences.