We now have two toddler programs at our 5th Ave. location. Each Toddler Room has fifteen children ranging in age from 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 years old. Educated, experienced staff guide the toddlers through this phase of their development.
In the Toddler rooms we provide a "home away from home" for our toddlers - where they feel safe and loved; and also where our parents feel secure and content leaving their child(ren) in our care.
Toddlerhood is an exciting and challenging stage of development as children begin to exert their independence. They are explorers, experimenters and cuddlers. Our programs seek to satisfy and nurture this unique stage by offering materials for both exploratory free play and teacher directed activities, and loving adults for them to turn to when needed.
Our teachers have many years of experience working with toddlers, and recognize the uniqueness of each individual child. We program to meet the needs of the children's particular level and pace of development. As toddler teachers, we share in the joy of the children's exploration and growth throughout the time we have them in our program.
"Feisty, fearful, adaptable, shy, docile, cautious, positive, negative, moody, intense, distracted, and active are all traits that apply to one child or another - sometimes to the same child all in the same day!" ~ MaryAnn F. Kohl, "First Art"
© 2002 MaryAnn F. Kohl, from the book, "First Art". Permission to reprint from Gryphon House Inc. 800-638-0928, www.gryphonhouse.com