Programs & Schedules

Young Toddler (15 - 30 months)

Toddlers are bundles of curiosity with an inquiring and demanding mind of their own and endless energy. Your toddler’s typical day will combine indoor and outdoor activities, providing a multitude of opportunities for developing sensory and motor skills.

Young toddlers discover how the world works through textures, sights and sounds and observe and interact with objects over and over again. They are presented with a variety of fun and stimulating activities directed at developing balance, hand-eye coordination, language and social skills. Daily experiences with art and music are an important part of your toddler’s day. Your child will be offered opportunities to make their own decisions whenever possible.

Our classroom is designed to support a safe environment where children can explore and discover without constant “Don’ts” and “No’s.” The daily schedule is not “cast-in-stone” and serves as a framework to provide a sense of consistency and security for children and will be adapted to meet individual needs of children.

Young Toddler Schedule:

7:00 am - 8:30 am

Children arrive, greet friends, settle in, engage in child-directed play, library exploration, individual or small group time with teachers

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Community style breakfast

9:00 am – 9:45 am

Children play freely, participate in enrichment programs (music & movement, yoga), visit learning centers, share  individual & small group time with teachers

9:45 am – 10:10 am

Circle Time

10:10 am –10:30 am

Diapering

10:30  am - 11:30 am

Outdoor exploration and play: self-initiated and teacher-directed outside activities  (in cases of inclement  weather, we play & exercise indoors)

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Community style lunch

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Diapering

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Nap

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Diapering

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Organic snack

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Outside time

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Group time, free play, learning centers, library, arts & crafts, individual & small group time with teachers; children say good-by, center closes at 6:00 pm


Younger Toddler Sample Lesson