Learning is all around - and we
take advantage of that. Children learn best when they are engaged and
interested, and what better way to do that than to have fun with learning?
Play with a purpose guides our
programs, each designed to move your child ahead personally,
developmentally, intellectually and socially in an environment that's warm,
nurturing and fun. And, of course, school readiness is a goal for all of
We view nearly every activity in
which your child engages as opportunities to teach. So when you visit us,
you'll know they are learning and having fun.
What Your Toddlers Day Is Like
Your toddler will
begin the day with a nutritious breakfast after that we will move on to an
activity, such as singing a song, exercising to music, and exploring many
books and puzzles within our group. After we tend to their routine needs,
we engage in child-directed activities such as building blocks or crafts or
pretend play. Outdoor play and walks around the block are also a part of
our program. There will likely be two toddler teachers which allow us to
give your child more individualized attention. After lunch, which is
nutritious, hot and, delicious, we have story time which is followed by
In the afternoon, your
toddler will engage in manipulative activities to develop fine and gross
motor skills. Then it's outside for some more playtime.
After that, we do another activity with the children. Free play, cartoons
and, a healthy snack complete our afternoon at Tadpole Daycare.
Toddler Lesson Plans and Toddler Developmental Milestones
Every toddler is an
individual and will follow a unique path to achieving developmental
milestones - it is important to remember this as you raise your toddler.
Some will develop in certain skill areas faster or slower than others.
The Toddler Developmental Milestones are simply a resource for providers/teachers
and parents of toddlers.
The Toddler lesson
plans are tailored
to your toddler's progress. For example, if your toddler is learning to
point to one major body part, we may plan some of the language and
cognitive activities that teach your toddler the different words to
describe his/her body and how to communicate that he/she understands those
The various play and learning
- Active and Gross Motor Play - including rocking toys,
riding toys and large climbing structures
- Fine Motor Play and Manipulative - including action and reaction
toys, puzzles and stacking objects
- Imagination and Quiet Play - including doll items, kitchen sets,
play food and other pretend play items
- Language Development and Music and Movement - including mp3
players, iTunes, children books, musical instruments and puppets
- Creative Arts and Exploration - including art materials, a
sand-and-water play, gardening, and sensory materials such as tactile