Because children learn by doing, each toddler’s gifts and interests are encouraged in a nurturing environment. In our classrooms, we play a lot and integrate sensory experiences. The “work” of play includes storytelling, dramatic play, building with blocks, making art and music, and dancing, all of which enhance language, physical, and emotional development.
Our educational approach allows many direct, hands-on experiences. Toddlers develop a variety of skills, including physical, language, social-emotional, cognitive, self-help, and gross motor. A predictable yet responsive daily routine meets the needs of children with both structure and flexibility. The whole class experience is a very important aspect of our program. By continually listening, and describing actions to our toddlers, we enhance vocabulary expand expressive language skills, increase awareness and develop self-esteem.
- gross-motor-play in our in-door gym and out-door play area