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Programing: Toddlers

Toddlers 18 months-3years

In our toddler program the children are introduced to routines and schedules. The routine is flexible and adjusted to meet the needs of the toddlers. At this age the children begin to eat, sleep, and play at the same time. This provides predictability and a sense of security to the toddlers.  Each child in our program will be assigned a primary care giver. This is the person who will care for most of the child’s needs throughout the day. A secure attachment is achieved by sharing loving and respectful care routines or

Toddler Room

'moments'. Care moments for infant and toddler are gentle, intimate, and playful interactions between the primary caregiver and child during feeds, sleeps, and diaper changes.

We begin to introduce academics at this age through a simple circle time, and daily activities that are developmentally appropriate for the children in the group.  Circle times will be kept short and include songs, stories and movement activities. All activities are voluntary and based on the interest of the children.  We introduce new skills during play and exploration of the environments. We purposefully set up the classroom for language, math, science, large motor, and small motor activities to be available for the children to explore each day. We repeat and change activities as the children are interested to encourage mastery of skills.  . 

Classroom teachers will write a lesson plan each week that includes what is changing in the centers that week, all activities for the day and a plan for circle time. When planning, activities will be skill based and always based on the interest of the children. An example of this would be, if a toddler was excited every time bubbles happened and found the bubbles on picture books the teacher will include activities with making bubbles(science), blowing bubbles(spacial awareness), and washing babies with bubbles in the sensory table.

Toddler Daily Schedule

6:30-8:00 AM

8:00 -8:30 AM

8:30-9:00 AM


9:45-10:00 AM

10:00-10:30 AM

10:30-11:00 AM

11:00-11:30 AM

11:30-12:00 PM

12:00-12:30 PM

12:30-2:30 PM

2:30-3:00 PM

3:00-3:30 PM

3:30-4:00 PM

4:00-4:30 PM

4:30-5:00 PM

5:00-6:00 PM

Arrival Free Choice centers

Diaper changes and hand washing


Outdoor exploration or large motor activities

Circle time

Diaper changes

Art, science and sensory activities 

Language and Math activities 

Handwashing and Lunch

Diaper changes

Nap Time

Diaper changes and handwashing



Outdoor exploration or large motor activities

Diaper changes and handwashing

Departure and Free choice centers

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