Because children do not develop at the same rate, the infant and toddler rooms provide a combination of individual and group activities. The daily schedule for infants and toddlers is based on the specific needs of each child, giving them the opportunity to learn at their own pace. The infant and toddler programs are introduced throughout the day as time and your child’s interest permits. A flexible daily schedule is posted in both rooms, with the toddler schedule introducing a more regular routine and more choices. Weekly activities are posted as well as notes to inform you of your child’s play and learning.
The child-to-staff ratio for toddlers is 1 staff to 7 children.
- Develops language skills with songs, rhyming, and repetition
- Recognizes names of objects
- Can repeat sounds and names of objects
- Can match shapes, sizes, and colors
- Recognizes patterns
- Follows patterns
- Sprouts curiosity with the world
- Develops senses
- Uses manipulatives toys
Social & Emotional Development
- Engages in independent and parallel play
- Expresses own feelings
- Understands other’s emotions
Approaches to Learning
- Eager to learn new skills
- Solves problems
- Asks questions
Physical Health & Development
- Develops fine motor skills by stacking and holding writing tools
- Grows physical skills through walking, running, kicking, and dancing
Parents are required to bring diapers, diapering products formula, bottles and training cups for infants/toddlers daily. All containers of formulas and diapering products must be in unopened, sealed containers. Bottles, pacifiers and training cups etc. will be labeled with first and last names. Please provide an extra change of clothing clearly labeled with the child’s name. This can be left at the center or taken home each evening. It is essential for safety that finger nails remain trimmed.
Diaper changing and toileting is on on-going process and is done as needed throughout the day. Please notify us when you and your child are ready to start bathroom training. It is important that both the provider and the parents work closely so that a consistent routine is established. For sanitary reasons, accidents must be kept at a minimum. If a child has more than occasional accidents, diapers or pull-ups will be required. We ask that you begin teaching at home during a weekend or vacation. We will follow through and encourage your child while in our care. Bathroom training will be done in a relaxed manner with the cooperation of the family. A Permission to Use External Preparations form will need to be completed in order to apply diaper wipes and diaper products.
Parents need to supply training pants or pull-ups, plus a couple of extra outfits. Don’t forget the socks and shoes! During toilet training, we ask that the child be dressed in “user friendly” clothing as much as possible. The best items are shorts and pants with elastic waists, or dresses. Try to avoid really tight clothing, pants with snaps and zippers, and overalls. These are difficult for children to remove in a hurry