Toddler 1,2 & 3

Toddler 1,2 & 3

Toddler 1,2 & 3 Program

Children in our toddler classrooms are moving from being dependent toddlers into the independence of preschool years. In the toddler classrooms, your child will begin to take big steps into discovery and exploration into the world around them and building the social-emotional skills to create healthy relationships with the children growing with them. The toddler environment at Play to Learn emphasizes on helping the children gain confidence in reaching important developmental milestones like following directions, early reading skills, learning colors and shapes and much more! At Play to Learn, we believe in an inclusive classroom which means mixing the ages within this group to encourage younger children to mimic and learn beside older children, while teaching the older children compassion and understanding for younger ones.

18 months- 1 year

  • Providing guidance for children learning to become independent
  • Helping the children develop their language with story time and introducing new words
  • Encouraging positive behaviors and boundaries
  • Mastered walking

1 year- 2 years

  • Building confidence and independence in daily activities like feeding themselves
  • Developing cognitive skills with matching shapes, colors and simple puzzles
  • Teaching social skills like sharing, saying thank you and following instructions
  • Begin talking and potty training

2 years- 3 years:

  • Encouraging individual expression and their own needs/thoughts
  • Building the child’s emotional vocabulary and how to use “feeling” words
  • Learning the sequence of numbers and counting
  • Cooperating with each other and learning to navigate friendships
  • Mastered talking and continue potty training
``Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.`` - Mr. Rogers