EARLY LEARNERS (18 Months – 36 Months)

Enrollment Info

We offer two early learning classrooms. One classroom for children ages 14 months-24 months and the other classroom for children ages 2 years to 3 years old. Our early learning programs are designed to make a child’s introduction to early socializations a positive experience.

The children learn to become a member of a community away from home. Additionally, self-help and pre-academic skills are practiced. At this developmental state, the toddler most naturally will test limits. A toddler delights in the discovery of “power.” This is the beginning of the formation of an identity (separate from primary caretaker) and therefore, an important part of the developmental cycle. We respect the beginnings of a child’s self awareness. We reward positive behaviors and encourage the child to learn how to choose to be pleasant, fun-loving and caring towards both self and others. We expose the children to the concepts of shapes, colors and numbers as well as encouraging early language skills. Above all, we try to instill a sense of independence and self-accomplishment in each child.

Our curriculum’s goals and objectives for toddlers is backed by many years of research for best practices in early childhood education and is aligned with NAEYC Criteria. This includes:

  • To regulate own behavior
  • To feel valued and attached to others
  • To feel competent and proud about what they can do
  • To assert their independence
  • To communicate a broad range of emotions through gestures, sounds, and over time, words
  • To express their feelings in appropriate ways
  • Develop trusting relationships with nurturing adults
  • To show interest in peers
  • To demonstrate caring and cooperation
  • To try roles and relationships through imitation and pretend play
  • To express needs and thoughts using words
  • To respond to verbal and nonverbal commands
  • To communicate through language
  • To develop gross motor skills
  • To develop fine motor skills
  • To coordinate eye and hand movements
  • To develop self-help skills

Typical Daily Schedule

  • 7:00-8:45- Arrival/free play
  • 8:45-9:15- Wash hands/Snack
  • 9:15-9:45- Activity/Diaper change
  • 9:45-10:00- Circle (songs, stories, look who’s here. Each child sits on the shape of the month with their color and first initial. Their color matches their name on the look who’s here chart).
  • 10:00-10-30- Outside/Gross motor
  • 10:30-11:00- Music & movement
  • 11:00-11:30- Wash hands/lunch
  • 11:30-11:45- Story/Diaper change
  • 11:45-2:00- Nap
  • 2:00-2:30- Wash hands/Snack
  • 2:30-3:00- Free play/Diaper change
  • 3:00-3:30- Outside/Gross motor
  • 3:30-4:30-Learning centers
  • 4:30-5:30-Free play/Diapers/Pick-up