Pre-Toddler Program

13 months – 23 months

At this stage children are practicing what they have experienced and learned. The daily schedule in this room includes both active and quiet times as well as art, music, math, language arts and free play.  Young toddlers have many needs as they continue to grow and learn.  They develop their communication skills through describing what they are doing moment to moment, and they continue to gain new experiences by practicing what adults around them do, talk on the phone, clean house, grocery shop, etc.  The Teachers continue to build trust and confidence in each child as they accomplish new developmental goals.  They will work closely with families through daily reports so each child’s needs are met.  Daily activities include:

  • Small muscle activities (playing with manipulative toys, coloring, painting, feeding themselves, etc.)
  • Large muscle activities (walking, running, dancing, playing with balls, etc.)
  • Social activities (interacting with other children and teachers, family events, field trips, etc.)
  • Intellectual growth activities (verbal language, singing songs, building with blocks, reading stories, shapes, colors, etc.)
  • Emotional growth activities (providing security, building trust, meeting the needs of each child, creating a caring and nurturing environment, etc.)

Parents provide the following:

  • 2 changes of clothes in sealed plastic bag labeled with child’s name
  • Disposable diapers
  • Diaper wipes
  • Diaper cream (if needed)
  • Formula (if still needed)
  • Baby food (if transitioning to table food)
  • Special small sleeping blanket or stuffed animal (if desired)