Mixed age groups in our Toddler program allow children to learn at their own pace while providing the younger children in the group with positive role models. The older children in the group are given the opportunity to feel successful and self confident because of their greater maturity and competence.
We believe that the work of a child is his or her play and that play serves as a vehicle for learning.
We offer both teacher-initiated and free-choice activities throughout the day to develop social, fine motor, gross motor, language, and thinking skills. We encourage discovery and exploration. We are child-focused and use children's interests to guide activities. Our daily routine includes circle time, group snack and lunch, free play, art projects/creative expression, sensory sand and water play, block play, manipulative play, book discovery, story listening, dramatic play, music and movement, and outdoor play. We explore together and grow together and allow each child to develop at his or her own pace. We promote independence and foster feelings of success and accomplishment.
Our toddlers are given the opportunity to develop a sense of independence, a sense of self, and an awareness of and compassion for the world around them.