Our commitment to excellence continues with our toddler program, which is designed to meet the individual needs of children ages 12-30 months. Toddlers are eager learners with lots of energy to learn about their surroundings.
Teddy Bear Day Care understands and knows that toddlers learn best in an environment that encourages their individual development and each child's growing need for independence in a safe and nourishing place. The toddler program teachers write weekly lesson plans that engage the children's learning in all areas and help to develop their vocabulary. Our toddler classrooms offer the following learning centers: art, language, home living and dramatic play, block, music and movement, sensory and discovery, manipulatives, as well as gross motor development in the activity centers or large motor room.
By playing in both small and large groups, toddlers learn the valuable social skills needed to effectively interact with others. To foster a sense of independence, our teachers positively encourage and assist toddlers while they practice and master self-help skills. While happily engaged, toddlers discover their likes and talents and develop a sense of how family, friends and community fit into their lives. Through our center-based classrooms, the toddler experiences the early principles of math, science and language.
We value the daily communication between teachers and parents during this period of rapidly emerging skills. Your toddler will eagerly greet you ready to share with you projects and accomplishments of the day. Our toddler curriculum serves as the foundation for learning during preschool years.
For your toddler please provide...
* Diapers and wipes in un-opened packages and labeled
* Provide an extra set of clothing
* Provide seasonally appropriate clothing for outdoor play
* Bring your child's special blanket or stuffed animal for rest time
* Provide all necessary over-the -counter products (i.e. Diaper ointment, sunscreen, etc...) labeled with your child's name