Tot Town Toddlers – Ages 1-3
Toddlers learn primarily through active exploration of their surroundings. A rich sensory environment offers opportunities to see, hear, touch, and manipulate provides children with the basis for developing knowledge. When a child initiates actions, observes the effects, and repeats them in various ways it leads to important child discoveries. Adults play a vital role in providing a variety of stimulating materials and experiences, and encouraging and guiding active learning. As well as serving as positive role models for children to imitate, and providing the security toddlers need in their quest for independence.
TRANSITIONS – LEARNING TIME
Transitions happen throughout the day and offer a predictable routine that helps children feel secure and aid learning, such as; washing hands before a meal, stories before nap time, etc. Through transitions, children learn social skills and develop self-help abilities.
- Build and master communication skills
- Build and master fine/gross motor skills
- Communicate emotions and needs effectively
CORE CONTENT AREAS
We utilize Creative Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers to plan hands-on learning experiences.
Literacy- building vocabulary, language use and communication skills
Mathematics- basic counting and patterns
Science- beginning awareness of the world around us
Social Studies- beginning awareness of people and places
Arts- beginning enjoyment of dance, music and visual art
Healthy Habits- basics of healthy eating, personal safety and enjoyment of physical activities, both indoors and out.
Spirit, Mind and Spirit- developing social skills while promoting core values