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Infant Center
Development 1
Development 2
Development 3
Pre-Schoolers
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Development 1 - 12 Months to 24 Months

Toddlers

As infants grow and become toddlers they begin to explore their surroundings and interact with the world around them. Our curriculum will focus on developing your child with cognitive, physical, social, language and self-help skills.


Our Teacher’s Goal for Development 1 Program

  • To provide a loving, caring atmosphere where physical affection is freely given. To instill in each child a feeling of autonomy and a positive self-concept.
  • To provide a joyful, enthusiastic and spontaneous approach with the children.
  • To meet each child’s physical needs.
  • To establish the foundations for respect of equipment and others.
  • To provide for the language development that is important to this stage of development.
  •  To make available a good variety and quantity of materials on the shelves at the child’s level.
  • To provide ample opportunity for use of gross and small motor skills.
  • To provide a variety of activities that begins to introduce the curriculum areas of: art & craft, dramatic play, manipulative activities, language, large motor development, music and movement.
  • To be supporting of parents, encouraging involvement, open communication, while using tact and discretion.
  • To develop staff potential through proper supervision by making expectations clear, following through to see that expectations are met, and utilizing staff input and their abilities.
  • To develop self-help skills in order to create a feeling of independence and confidence in the child.
  • To provide care in smaller sub-groups, in order to give each child more personal attention, to prevent under and over stimulation, to allow more freedom of choices and to maintain a more relaxed atmosphere.
  • To complete child assessments twice a year; assessments to made available to the staff when child enters the next program.

A toddler's day

Time

Activity

6:30 – 7:00

Breakfast At The Cafeteria

7:00

Arrival To The Classroom

7:00 – 7:30

Diaper Change And Hand Washing

7:30 – 8:00

Circle Time 

8:00 – 8:30

Art & Craft

8:30 – 9:00

Hand Washing Before  Morning Snack

9:00 – 9:30

Outside Time Free Choice

9:30 – 10:00

Drink Break, Diaper Change And Hand Washing

10:00 – 10:15

Dramatic Play

10:15 – 10:45

TV Time

10:45 – 11:15

Hand Washing Before Lunch Time

11:15 – 1:15

Nap Time / Rest Time

1:15 – 1:45

Wake Up, Diaper Change

1:45 – 2:15

Hand Washing Before Afternoon Snack

2:15 – 2:45

Outside Time Free Choice

2:45 – 3:15

Drink Break, Diaper Change And Hand Washing

3:15 – 3:45

Music And Movement

3:45 – 4:15

Story Time And Language

4:15 – 4:45

Playing With Blocks

4:45 – 5:15

Free Choice

5:15 – 5:45 Drink Break, Diaper Change And Hand Washing
5:45 – 6:15 Clean Up Time
6:15 – 6:30 Dismissal

 

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