TODDLERS Room - 1 and 2 year olds
[1 adult to 4 children] - Children must be 1 to 2 years old by Sept. 1 at the beginning of the school year
Toddlers want to find out how everything works around them. Jill Accomando, and the part-time group and assistant teachers, allow our one- and two-year-olds to practice their growing independence as they move into toddlerhood. We know that there are numerous benefits for young children when their parents and caregivers work together during this very busy stage of growth. Daily reports about diapering, sleeping and feeding schedules are an important daily routine. As sleeping and eating schedules become more predictable and regular, the children learn to feed themselves with utensils at a table with their peers. They learn to nap on their own cot each afternoon. Play provides for sensory-motor learning, as well as the enormous growth in receptive and expressive language abilities during this stage of development. Books, toys, and art activities are designed for gross and fine motor activity while encouraging the vocabulary to describe these experiences.
Our two- to three-year-olds are beginning to feel independent and “in control.” They enjoy each day under the direction of Jill Accomando, with group and assistant teachers who are aware that developing independence in social, emotional and physical behavior is critical at this time. They offer these young learners choices whenever possible while introducing social guidelines for group participation. They focus on self-help skills such as dressing, toilet training and cleaning up. These young children are very interested in participating in small group activities and fantasy play as they develop a strong sense of self. Sharing and developing good social skills--even good table manners–is an important part of their daily experiences.
Toddlers & Twos DAILY SCHEDULE - 1 to 2 years old
7:30 to 9am - Arrival
8:30 to 9am - Care Time
9 to 9:30am - Snack
9:30 to 10am - Group Time
10 to 10:30am - Choice Time in Centers
10:30 to 11am - Outdoor Play
11 to 11:30am - Care Time
11:30am to 12:30pm - Lunch Time
12:30 to 2:45pm - Nap Time
2:45 to 3:15pm - Snack
3 to 3:30pm - Care Time
3:30 to 4:30pm - Outdoor Play
4:30 to 5:30pm - Choice Time in Centers
5:30 to 6:00pm - Goodbye
Please plan to arrive at the end of the program day in time to have exited the room by closing time at 6pm.