Toddler Program

Our toddler program is offered for children 18-36 months of age. The times given are very flexible within the Toddler classroom. Time allotment is determined by the needs and interest level of the child.

A typical day with the Toddlers

6:30 am – 9:00 am Arrival and Routines. Children arrive and are greeted by the staff. Breakfast is served. Diapers are changed in two hour intervals unless the child has a BM, then it is changed immediately and the rotation returns to two hours. Toilet training is also done during this programs day. Teachers work with families to provide a supportive, consistent, environment that waits until the child is ready.
9:00 am – 10:00 am Inside Choice Time. Child initiated choices are made throughout the room during this time. Children move freely throughout the interest areas. These areas include: water play, dramatic play, blocks, literacy plan, and art exploration. Snack is offered during this time.
10:00 am – 10:15 pm Group Time. Children participate in activities lead by teachers with their class. Some of these activities include: music and movement, large motor games, listening and following direction games. This is also time when children work with their primary caregivers on their individualized goals and objectives.
10:15 pm – 11:15 pm Outside Choice Time. Children go outside daily, weather permitting.
11:15 pm – 12:00 pm Lunch Time/Transition to Rest. Toddlers are provided with the school lunch items unless specific requests or allergies restrict their diet.
12:00 pm – 2:45 pm Rest/Nap Time. Toddlers take their naps at this time. Teachers help children rest comfortably by playing soft music and rubbing/patting the child’s back. Diapering is done before children go to nap. Children are served snack upon waking up from their naps.
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Group Time. Children participate in activities lead by teachers with their class. Some of these activities include: music and movement, large motor games, listening and following direction games. This is also time when children work with their primary caregivers on their individualized goals and objectives.
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Outside Choice Time. Children go outside daily, weather permitting.
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Inside Choice Time. Child initiated choices are made throughout the room during this time. Children move freely throughout the interest areas. These areas include: water play, dramatic play, blocks, literacy plan, and art exploration.