Toddlers are busy little learners with big, new worlds to explore. We lead our children through activities to help them learn about their bodies, communicate with words, solve problems, increase mobility, manipulate toys, and playing pretend. We encourage independence, teach self-awareness, and nurture language and motor skills.

The toddler curriculum is based on the belief that children learn best through active and engaging sensory experiences. Walking, climbing, and exploring are some of the activities toddlers enjoy each day. We focus on a toddler’s growth, self-esteem, and natural curiosity. We encourage children to develop unique skills, interests, and strengths. We also encourage children to explore and discover while supporting their growing independence.

at A Place for Kids Early Childhood Academy, toddlers develop a variety of skills, including physical, language, social-emotional, cognitive, self-help, and gross and fine motor. These skills are integrated through music, art, table toys, movement, games, puzzles, and books. A predictable yet responsive daily schedule meets the needs of children with both structure and flexibility. Although teachers attend to individual needs, the group or whole class experience is a very important aspect of our program. By continually listening, talking, and describing actions to our toddlers, we help enhance vocabulary, expand expressive language skills, develop self-esteem, and increase awareness.

Toddlerhood is a time when children begin to develop relationships with others and develop a lifelong love of learning. This educational approach allows lots of direct, hands-on experiences with people, objects, and events. We provide endless opportunities for toddlers to learn and play in an inviting, age-appropriate, and safe environment.

Toddlers in our center benefit from a combination of our theme based curriculum and individual assessments.  Our toddler curriculum is based on cognitive, language, motor, self-help and social skills that are developmentally appropriate. Activities designed to promote these skills are combined in fun theme.  The teachers add activities to the curriculum to help each child develop to their maximum potential. 

Sample Toddler Daily Schedule

6:30 – 9:00 Arrival

Toddlers served breakfast. Quiet centers provided for open choice including manipulatives and puzzles, and free choice of play.

9:00 - 9:30 Clean Up

Morning breakfast clean up, diaper change.

9:30 – 10:00 Language and Story Time

Language activities take place including songs, nursery rhymes, puppet shows

and stories read to toddlers either individually or in a small group.

10:00 – 10:30 Indoor Centers

Center choices include: science and discovery, blocks, dramatic play, art, music,

table toys, and library center

10:30 – 11:15 Outdoor Time

Outdoor choices include: gross motor, dramatic play, art, and science and discovery. Toddler size climber, slide, on a rubber tiled cushion backyard play area

11:15 – 11: 30 Clean-up Time

11:30 – 12:00 Lunch Time

Toddlers served lunch.

12:00 – 2:30 Quiet Time

Toddlers nap according to their individual schedule or “inner clock”. Soft classical music played.

2:30 – 3:00 Clean-up and Potty break

This potty break is scheduled after nap. Diapers and toileting done throughout the day as needed.

3:00 – 3:30 Snack Time

3:30 – 4:30 Indoor Centers

Center choices include: science and discovery, blocks, dramatic play, art, music, table toys, and library

4:30 – 5:30 Outdoor Centers

Outdoor Center choices include: gross motor, dramatic play, art, sand and water, and science and discovery

5:30 – 6:30 Clean-up and Departure