The terrible 2s and 3s are enough to fill any parent with trepidation. Armed with their new walking/running skills, the toddlers are fearless little bundles of energy looking to explore and discover.
Our Toddler Care Program uses hands-on exploration and social interaction in a safe, engaging environment to help your two to three year old learn about his or her expanding world. With the guidance of our early childhood development professionals, toddlers enjoy a learning experience that promotes their blossoming independence and social skills, and fosters self-confidence.
Beyond daycare, our curriculum for toddlers is designed to adapt to each individual child’s age and stage. Experienced teachers promote emotional, physical, social, and intellectual development in a fun, and engaging environment. This program prepares both Toddler Class and Bridging Class children for preschool by exposing them to each area of the Montessori curriculum. Toddlers learn concentration, coordination, language skills, responsibility and respect – all of which prepares them well for a successful transition into preschool in Children's House.
The most important learning aids for a toddler are the exposure and experiences in the child's environment. Reinforcing the importance of verbal communication, speaking clearly, and supporting the child's expanding vocabulary are a daily process at our Toddler Care Program. Written language is experienced through the regular reading and story time. Age-appropriate activities like block building, science tales, puppets, movement games etc. help unleash their creativity and motor skills. Toilet training is also aided with our compassionate caregivers joining hands with parents to gently ease the child into it based on when they are ready.
Children arrive and enjoy self-directed play with toys.
8:30 to 9:00 AM
Breakfast is served (this option is offered depending on when the child walks in for the day).
9:00 to 10:00 AM
Circle time - Children sit together to sing a song, hear a story, or do an activity. Often an activity can be introduced at circle time and then opened up for self-directed discovery time.
10:00 to 10:30 AM
Learning time - theme related lessons, songs, art activities, etc. geared toward each age group. Individual and small group activities, learning centers (varies by age group).
10:30 to 11:30 AM
Washroom break/diapering/ Short Snack break.
11:30 to 11:45 AM
Story time, Montessori Activities and Dance.
11:45 to 12:30 PM
Eat freshly prepared delicious lunch and washroom break.
12:30 to 1:30 PM
Nap time for toddlers with some soothing music. Quiet time with books for non-sleepers.
1:45 to 3:30 PM
3:30 to 4:00 PM
Tummy time with evening snacks and milk.
4:00 to 5:00 PM
Special Art and craft classes, Self-directed play, outside play and pickup time.
5:00 pm onwards