Infant/Toddler Program

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Our Infant Room is a nurturing environment that keeps babies safe, secure and content. Our teachers encourage infants to actively explore their world and interact with others through music, story time, art, exercise and play. Communication with your child’s caregivers is very important during this tremendous time of growth. Teachers follow a daily “specialized instructions sheet” with information regarding feeding, sleeping and diaper changing. We aspire to meet the individual needs of each infant. Caregivers follow your child’s daily schedule for feedings and naps to allow for a smooth transition between school and your home schedule. A daily report will be provided to inform you about your baby’s day. It will include information on feedings, diapering and daily experiences.

Our Toddler Program revolves around the essential goal of developing your child’s self confidence, which prepares young children for future learning in a classroom atmosphere. We engage them in a wide variety of activities: building blocks, dramatic play, art, science and exercise. We also foster the development of language skills in preparation for learning to read. The children engage in individual activities as well as cooperative play with other children. Teachers follow a “specialized instructions sheet” provided by the parents since toddlers still need individualized feeding and nap schedules. A daily report is sent home each evening.

Daily Schedule

6:30-9:00
Arrival/Structure play and planned table activities. Breakfast table open during this time
9:00-9:15
Clean-up/Diaper changes, potty time
9:15-9:30
Circle time/sing songs, read book of the day
9:30-10:00
Centers of choice/dramatic play, blocks, puzzles, library, sensory and games
10:00-10:30
Circle time/work on colors, shapes, counting and abc’s
10:30-10:45
Morning Snack
10:45-11:00
Arts and crafts (will include cutting, gluing and writing practice)
11:00-11:30
Outside play
11:30-12:00
Centers of choice/dramatic play, blocks, puzzles, library, sensory and games
12:00-12:15
Clean-up/Diaper changes, potty time
12:15-12:45
Lunch
12:45-1:00
Quiet reading time on cot
1:00-3:00
Rest time
3:00-3:15
Clean-up/Diaper changes, potty time
3:15-3:30
Afternoon Snack
3:30-3:45
Circle time/read book of the day again, talk about the morning.
3:45-4:15
Fun play: examples: Music, play dough, large group games, free coloring or dancing
4:15-4:45
Centers of choice/dramatic play, blocks, puzzles, library and games
4:45-5:00
Clean-up/Diaper changes, potty time
5:00-6:00
Quiet table time/dismissal

Sample Weekly Lesson Plan

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For more information about the toddler program, please contact us and we will be happy to provide a more comprehensive toddler program overview.