TADPOLE DAYCARE




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925 455-1359

 

 

Our Philosophy

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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 our programs.

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.

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What Your Toddlers Day Is Like

Morning

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 naptime.

Afternoon

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.

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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 words.

The various play and learning materials include:

  • 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 play materials



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2. If it is in my hand, it is mine.
3. If I can take it from you, it is mine.
4. If I had it a little while ago, it is mine.
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