(18 months to 24 months)
Our educators provide opportunities for your older scholar to explore and try new things while ensuring that they are a secure base to aid support when needed. Each day includes opportunities for exciting, active learning experiences, such as water play and group games, as well as quieter interactions with educators and friends. Especially with children at this age, our educators promote behavioral self regulations with proactive approaches. We emphasize “please” and “thank you,” taking turns, following instructions, and considering others. While scholars are learning about themselves, we provide an appropriate environment where they can develop positive self-esteem, which is essential to social development. In this classroom, your scholar will learn how to make friends, share toys, and master other important social-emotional skills. Our reading center is filled with books, pillows, bean bags, letter cards, puppets, and flannel boards to aid scholars in language development. We incorporate language and literacy to initiate reading readiness at an early age. Our educators work with scholars as they gain vocabulary in order to express themselves.
Exploring nature is a favorite activity for most scholars and our special age-appropriate playground makes running, climbing, and playing both fun and safe. Our educators help scholars master coordination on and off the playground to develop balance and muscle control. All toys in the classroom are sanitized daily. Developmental assessments are conducted quarterly.