Our toddler room provides many opportunities for active exploration throughout the day. Children will use their bodies, their senses and problem solving skills to learn about the world around them. Each experience is designed to engage the natural curiosity and creativity of children this age. We balance individual attention with group experiences and ensure your toddler's energy is channeled into positive learning experiences.
Our toddler room is set up with the following learning centers:
Housekeeping and Dramatic Play
This area is set up with small kid size furniture, dress-up clothes, play food and dishes and baby dolls.
Different sizes, shapes, and colored blocks are provided along with cars, trucks, and play people where children can use their imagination to build and pretend play.
Children can choose from large, chunky puzzles with knobs or challenge themselves with more complex puzzles. They can also play with cause and effect toys, or stack colorful nesting barrels inside one another etc.
This area is set up with pillows, soft stuffed toys, puppets and books. Here the children can choose from a variety of age appropriate books or snuggle up in the teacher's lap while she reads to them.
Toddlers love activities like finger-painting, pasting, coloring pictures, and folding or ripping paper. These activities might be a bit messy, but they have immense value. They help toddlers:
- get used to new textures, such as the feeling of finger paint
- learn how paint moves on the paper and the fun feeling of cool paint on their fingers as they move it around on slick paper.
- develop all kinds of fine motor skills, as they use their fingers, feet and so on
- express their thoughts, experiences or ideas through their creations.
Sand and Water play
Routinely sand and water play is set up on the patio area outside for sensory exploration and creative expression.
A separate playground is provided for our two year olds with swings, balls, and ride on toy where children can exercise their large muscles daily.