Toddlers continue to be in the developmental stage of egocentricity. Our program, for the very young child, centers around the child's own being. Much intellectual growth and many first experiences are happening at this time. They are introduced into a new and different environment that is removed from a parent's home.
Play is an inherent activity in the daily lives of this age child. Providing time for sensory motor activities in the gross motor area and also in the classroom, contribute to the over all developmental skills of the child. Organized and unorganized play, group, and individual times are used throughout the program to enhance the child's learning.
This curriculum allows our staff the ability to nurture the child, and attend to his/her need to be tenderly cared for. Through these learning experiences the child will gain a sense of security and good feeling toward the learning environment.
OVERVIEW OF CURRICULUM
Recognizing/naming colors & shapes - each month during the school year our toddlers focus on a specific color and theme;
September - Red/Apples/Fall
October - Orange/Black/Halloween
November - Brown/Thanksgiving
December - Holiday Activities
January - Blue/White/winter
February - Pink/Red/Valentine's
March - Green/St.Patrick's Day/Spring
April - Yellow/Easter/Spring
May - Purple/Spring/Summer
June, July, August - Fun weekly themes along with much outdoor play and sprinlker days.
Sharing, cooperation, taking turns, listening and communication, and following directions.