The toddler stage is an exciting period of growth and development for children. They explore their environment using all five senses. They are the center of their universe, and the world revolves around them.
At this time, children are beginning to explore how much then can control in their universe and what the limits are. The words “yes” and “no” become powerful ones. With gentle guidance from parents and care providers, children can form limits and boundaries that are compatible with the needs of others as well as their own.
SKILL BUILDING EXPERIENCES
Preschoolers learn by doing. Through active involvement with their environment, children attempt to make sense of the world around them. They learn by observing what happens when they interact with materials and other people. They spontaneously engage in activities such as block building, painting, manipulatives, puzzles, dramatic play, and adding pieces of information to what they already know thereby generating new understandings. Children learn simple concepts and they use these concepts to grasp more complex ideas.
Activities planned for the 2’s toddler foster a balance of skill-building experiences across all areas of development such as: Fine motor, gross motor, cognitive and social and emotional growth.
EARLY LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT & PHONICS FOR 2’s and 3’s
A language curriculum is implemented with flashcards, word games for word recognition and word building. Children are taught that learning new words can be fun and putting words together is exciting.
Children will hear a Bible story that is age appropriate once a week that will reinforce the principles, values and Christian character we want to develop in our children emphasizing integrity and a love for God and His word.
CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIIES focus on interest areas such as:
Blocks, books, art, sand & water sensory, house corner, music & movement, manipulatives, outdoor play.