Lime Room & Orange Room | Ratio 14:2
Curriculum to fit their developmental level
Small Group Size
We limit the group size because we want to ensure that our teachers are able to individualize their instruction and provide the highest quality of care.
Low, Accessible Shelves with Age Appropriate Toys Within Reach
Classrooms are designed for children to explore and make choices about their play. We make sure children have access to a wide variety of fun and educational toys.
Beginning Interest Centers
Our room is divided into separate learning zones that allow children to begin turn-taking and more complex forms of play. These centers encourage different types of learning as children explore and learn to play independently or in small groups. Toddlers have the opportunity to explore the following learning centers as part of their daily Enriching Play: Blocks and Building, Language and Books, Fine Motor and Manipulatives, Music, Dramatic Play and Creative Arts. Our teachers also create a variety of props and learning games to enhance toddler’s learning and engage their curiosity and imagination. As toddlers are learning to share and play together, we provide duplicates of favorite toys to encourage important negotiations and limit the frustration of young toddlers. We create the perfect mix between quiet and active times, large and small group learning, child initiated activities and teacher facilitated activities to create a day full of learning and fun!
Toddlers learn language naturally by hearing it used in context. They learn vocabulary by being spoken to, listened to and then encouraged to communicate their thoughts. They also discover the connection between spoken and written words by observing and experiencing them being used in the classroom.
Our teachers facilitate toddlers’ learning by creating a variety of props and learning games to engage toddlers’ curiosity and imagination. Toddlers are just beginning to engage in pretend play and we plan engaging opportunities to inspire their play. The environment we provide is full of activities perfect for toddlers. It allows them to discover and play independently or with others.
Art for toddlers is all in the exploring of art materials, not in the products they create. Teachers encourage their little artists to use their senses to experience the process of art. We provide a variety of activities that include the following: painting, stamping, scribbling, smearing, gluing, sticking etc.
Every day we make time to gather and share stories. Being together allows us to get to know our friends and play learning games. During this time, we also sing and dance as we learn new songs and listen to music.
Meals & Snacks
Toddlers are introduced to nutritious foods for daily meals and snacks. We help toddlers develop independence and good eating habits.
After lunch, toddlers enjoy a calm atmosphere with soft, dim lighting and a cuddly blanket. Children rest on individual, assigned rest mats. While some doze off and nap for a time, others may enjoy a good book or a quiet activity. We work with families to coordinate this important routine for their child.