We have taken the best of all types of child care available and put them into one complete package. A parent can leave with the confidence that their child/ren are in a safe and caring environment. Our job is to focus on each child’s social, physical and emotional development. A child’s self-esteem, independence, and ability to learn need to be taught through positive experiences in and out of the classroom. Part of our job is to help you prepare your child for their upcoming years. If we work together, this can be obtained. It is Toddler Town’s philosophy that children mature to reach their growth potential when they are provided with a stimulating, inviting and loving environment. Your child will be involved in activities that will enrich their social, emotional, and physical growth every day. Learning experiences in art, music, dramatic play, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, and basic readiness for kindergarten will be provided.
The toddler program is designed to help promote the physical, intellectual, and social development of each child in our program in a manner that is consistent with the child’s cultural background as well. Throughout the day, we have collaborative activities that coincide with the materials and equipment for learning and growth to occur.
The status of your child’s growth is documented throughout the year and kept in each child’s file. The parents will receive a copy of this record along with the opportunity to have a conference with your child’s teacher. Daily sheets are written to inform parents of your child’s food intake, sleeping pattern and general attitude and behavior for the day.
Quiet activities such as math, art, and language and active activities such as dramatic play, large muscle, and music are also part of your child’s day. Some activities are child initiated and others are teacher directed.
We provide a good balance of active, quiet, group, and structured activities so your child will be happy and content while away from home.
Your Toddler's Day
We encourage your toddler to use their words whenever possible to help them communicate effectively. We also use baby sign to help with communication skills.
Art media, sensory containers, easels, and tactile areas in the classroom are available for use during structured and unstructured times throughout the day
Teachers will age-appropriately encourage children to try to dress themselves, feed themselves, wash their hands, and begin toilet training
Children will go outdoors twice daily, weather permitting. We encourage children to participate in games and music and movement activities to help with their coordination and motor abilities
The teachers promote cooperative play and friendships. Children are introduced to ethnically diverse activities and teachers encourage respect and understanding for individual differences
Children will be introduced to a variety of activities and materials that will introduce concepts such as color, shapes, counting, big and little, experimentation, patterning, matching, and classification
Toddler Room Policies and Procedures
The following policies and procedures have been developed to provide an easy transition for the children and parents and to ensure a safe and healthy environment.
— Labeling your child’s property is very important. The toddlers love to carry around their things from home, and things get lost very easily
Food, Mealtimes, and Naps
The children will eat family style at the table and use tippy cups until they are able to drink from a regular cup
Children need to be off of bottles during the day as we are not able to give toddlers bottles while they are in the room
If there is something on our lunch menu that your child cannot have, it is the parent’s responsibility to provide a substitution
Naps are taken on a cot in the classroom
Naptime is from 12:00 - 2:30
Pacifiers and Blankets— Our goal is for the children to only use their pacifiers and blankets at naptime. We will allow a transition period when children start in the room. Pacifiers and blankets can also be used when children are upset or ill
Potty Training— We will work with parents on the issue of potty training. We will have the child sit on the potty chair with every diaper change; we do not force children to sit on potty chairs. Good communication between children and parents and teachers is the key to children’s success
— Diapers, wipes, ointments, extra clothes, sunscreen, and any other product you feel your child needs. Everything should be marked with first and last name with permanent marker
Parents should read their child’s classroom information board and check their child’s cubbies and clipboards daily. A lot of information and messages are in those areas and it is very important for good communication
— Weather permitting, we will take the children outside twice daily. Please make sure your child has appropriate clothing and footwear to wear outside. We will use appropriate discretion when determining if children should go outside or not
— A written Toddler Program Plan will be developed and evaluated by a qualified teacher. A copy of this is available to parents to review at any time