Toddlers are children eighteen months to three years of age. In this time their development can only be measured exponentially; they progress from the initial stages of walking, through potty training, to cognitive reasoning and personality evolution. Teachers will provide encouragement and positive reinforcement, while guiding the children through this developmental phase; sunny dispositions and high energy will be maintained at all times.
Areas are designated for children to grow imagination and pretend play through the liberal use of books, puzzles, and blocks. Teachers will plan a routine emphasizing consistency needed by every child. There will be challenging activities interspersed with quiet, reflective time. Physical needs will be met by play stressing development of large muscle groups and motor skills; lots of running, jumping, and climbing under the watchful eyes of teachers.