Toddlers

The Toddler Classroom

As children make the transition from infant to toddler, they are hard at work exploring the world around them and asserting their independence. Our Toddler Teachers understand the importance of this transition and create a classroom environment that allows children to explore through self-directed play. Children are encouraged to try new things by themselves but are never without a teacher close by, watching and waiting to step in when needed. This sense of autonomy allows each of our toddlers to feel confident and comfortable with their ever-developing abilities while the positive, respectful, and responsive relationships with their teachers provide the secure base they need to develop to their full potential.

 

A Day in the Toddler Room

Sample Schedule:

  • 7:00am – 9:00am         Arrival & Free Play
  • 9:00am – 9:30am         Breakfast
  • 9:30am – 10:00am       Morning Circle Time
  • 10:00am – 12:00pm     Group Explorations / Outdoor Time / Art
  • 12:00pm – 12:30pm     Lunch
  • 12:30pm – 3:00pm       Nap Time
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm         Snack
  • 3:30pm – 4:00pm         Afternoon Circle Time
  • 4:00pm – 5:15pm         Group Explorations / Music & Movement
  • 5:15pm – 5:30pm         PM Snack
  • 5:30pm – 6:30pm         Goodbyes & Free Play

 

Toddler Classroom Teachers

Each Toddler Classroom has a Lead Teacher that is well trained and educated in Early Childhood Development. Lead Teachers serve as a point of reference and support for parents. Through emails, phone calls, and classroom websites, they work with parents to create a bridge between home and school. In addition to the Lead Teacher, each classroom has a team of support teachers who have taken college and/or graduate courses in Early Childhood Development.

As an arts integrated early learning center, we seek out teachers who have extensive experience working with children in the classroom as well as in informal learning settings with a strong emphasis on the Arts. Many of our teachers have backgrounds in Dance, Yoga, Fine Arts, Photography, Cinematography, Music, and Theater.