Pre-toddlers (12-18 months) and Toddlers (18-24 months)
Pre-toddlers (12-18 months old) and Toddlers (18-24 months) This class follows a loosely written, teacher-directed schedule allowing for the children's first job of play. The pre-toddlers learn to self-feed and use a 'sippy-cup' and eat together at the table. There are a variety of developmentally appropriate toys and learning activities. Children learn by doing and this is a busy class! Every minute is an opportunity for exploration and socialization. Introductions are made to colors, shapes, animal names and sounds in a relaxed and playful environment. Each day there is a short circle time with music, movement, and literacy activities. Daily outdoor large muscle play is included if weather permitted. Teachers encourage language development with an ongoing conversation about the environment, activities, and friends in the room. in this class a good deal of time is spent helping children to take turns and share equipment. We use the Bucket Filling philosophy as a beginning class set of rules.