Toddler Program (18 months – 2.5 years old)
Our toddler program is designed to guide children as they explore the world with wonder. We emphasize trying new things and having fun while learning. We help children learn and develop in a safe and stimulating environment.
Our curious toddlers will learn basic routines, develop social skills and enjoy a variety of learning experiences through play in a safe and loving environment.
Our curious toddlers learn important skills including learning to play cooperatively with others, sharing ideas and accomplishing age-appropriate tasks independently.
- Exploration of art, sensory, music & dramatic play experiences.
- Focus on early language and literacy
- Development of self-help skills
- Two hours of rest time to recharge for the afternoon
- Two hours of daily outdoor fun
The toddler classroom is designed with various areas of play, including reading areas, puzzle logic game areas, and other sensory stimulating game areas. When planning the direction of projects, the teacher will use the children’s interests as a guide. Music, art, and storytelling are all a regular part of our toddler program’s curriculum. We believe that exposure to classical music can enhance the child’s social, emotional and cognitive skills. Our main focus is to ensure the safety and development of your child.
Toddlers daily schedule
|Time slots||Toddlers (joined group to start)|
|7.00-8.00||Arrival, Free play with toys;
Small group child/teacher interaction;
|8.00-8.15||Physical play learning experiences.|
|8.15-8.30||Time to meet children’s physical needs. Washing hands, toilet routine, preparation for breakfast.|
|8.30-9.00||Breakfast-Child/teacher interaction. Centers are open for kids who had breakfast at home|
|9.00-9:30||Free play, all learning areas are open. Art learning experiences,
child/teacher interaction (teacher adapts to meet child’s individual needs). Physical play, child/teacher-initiated learning experiences.
|9:30-9:45||Musical circle time – calendar, poems, finger plays, songs, ABCs, numbers and creative movement (dance, yoga, etc.)|
|9:45-10.00||Time to meet children physical needs. Diaper changing routine (one to one child/teacher interaction).|
|10.00-10:15||Getting ready for outdoor play-getting dressed|
|10:15-11:15||Outdoor physical play, seasonal learning experiences (child/teacher-initiated age appropriate learning experiences with sensory, riding and other toys, etc.; balancing exercise, ball games, leaping games)|
|11:15-11:30||Washing hands. Encourage self-help skills. Getting ready for lunch|
|11.30-12.00||Lunch (promoting self-help skills, teaching table manners)|
|Time to meet children’s physical needs. Hands, faces washing routine.
Toilet/diaper changing routine. Encourage self-help skills.
|12:30-2:30||Sleep time. Variety of lullabies and appropriate classical music is played. For early risers and non-sleepers alternate quiet learning opportunities are set up. Prepare materials for curriculum in advance.|
|2.30-3:00||Toilet/diaper routine. Encourage self-help skills.
One to one/small group interaction, quiet and active free play. Art learning experiences. All learning areas are open for children to explore. Physical play – child/teacher-initiated learning experiences.
|3.00-3:10-||Transition time, hands washing routine (one to one child/teacher interaction), preparation for afternoon snack.|
|3:10-3:30||Afternoon snack. Self-help skills are encouraged.|
|3:30-3:40||Musical circle time – calendar, poems, finger plays, songs, ABCs, numbers and creative movement (dance, yoga, etc.)|
|3:40-3:50||Time to meet children physical needs.
Transition time, getting ready for outdoor play (washroom routine and dressing)
|3:50-4:50||Outdoor physical play, seasonal learning experiences (child/teacher-initiated age appropriate learning experiences with sensory, riding and other toys, balancing, ball games) gym activities and games if weather does not permit outdoor play.|
|4.50-5:00||Washing hands. Encourage self-help skills. Getting ready for mid afternoon snack.|
|5.15-6.00||Free play. All learning areas are open. Small group child/teacher interaction|