Our Toddler Program welcomes children between 15 and 36 months of age. After the age of 30 months, a child may transition to the Early Childhood program if readiness is observed and space is available. The school day begins at 8:30 am and ends at 11:30 am for the half-day program, or 3:30 pm for the full-day program. Extended Day options are also available from 7:00–8:30 am and 3:30–4:30 or 6:00 pm.
We follow AMS accreditation standards, which promote large group size rather than low student-teacher ratios, allowing children to be more independent and develop intrinsic motivation. Our maximum group size is 16 students with 1 credentialed teacher and 2 teacher assistants.
Each of our toddler environments is prepared with developmentally appropriate materials and activities that support the child’s natural development. The two main areas of focus in this program are the development of language and learning the skills for independence and social interaction.
Language development occurs through singing songs, listening to stories, classifying objects, and meaningful conversation.
Toddlers are driven to be independent so we offer them daily practice with preparing snack, washing dishes, watering plants, pouring, and dressing themselves.
We help toddlers with problem-solving and identifying their emotions and feelings. They also learn to take care of their environment by putting away their own belongings and returning work materials to the shelf.
We provide many opportunities for toddlers to move their bodies through dancing, running, jumping, and climbing.
Back to Basics
This is a beautiful example of a community of learners at various levels exploring and gaining a greater knowledge of and appreciation for the natural world. They are building upon the understanding that they have already absorbed. As you are watching think about what it was like when you were a child.