What does a typical day in the toddler room look like?
Our toddlers are introduced to circle time for the first time! All of the toddler room teachers and students come together as a group to say good morning, to sing, to read, and to share experiences. At the start of the school year, circle time in the toddler room may last a mere five minutes, but as the year progresses and toddlers learn where and how to sit for circle time, this time is gradually extended. Soon all toddlers can be seen clapping, listening, and engaging in fun learning activities.
We know how much toddlers enjoy being read to. Our toddler teachers read books on a daily basis, at least twice a day. Reading is a critical part of our program. Fostering a love of reading and books begins in infancy and creates great reading habits for life.
Each morning the toddlers have an opportunity to express their creativity during project time, which follows snack daily. Whether it be painting, modeling with play dough, drawing with crayons, or gluing collage materials, toddlers explore using their five senses while enhancing their developing fine-motor and decision-making skills and eye-hand coordination, to name a few.
Each child experiences the various activities available at Kid Works learning center such as: Art Expression, Blocks, Group activities – music, storytelling, circle games, etc., Housekeeping, Library and Small manipulative toys (put together and take apart).
The following is a sample daily schedule:
6:30 – 9:00 Breakfast, Free play, Circle activities
9:00 – 11:15 Small group center activities, Attendance, weather, Story telling, Outdoor play
12:00-2:00 Nap time (story record, soft or classical music)
2:00 – 4:30 Centers, Outdoor Play, Arts & Crafts, Music, Afternoon snack
4:30 – 6:00 Good Grooming, large motor; circle time, and free play
A child will graduate to the preschool class when he/she is toilet trained, his/her language skills are adequately developed, and he/she is able to accept direction.