Active, curious explorers with minds of their own – that describes our Toddlers in the toddler room. When you enter their world, you will find a room designed to encourage exploration and interactive play. The room’s bright-colored decor invites toddlers to climb, look at books, try their hand at puzzles and play house!
Teachers in this room are energetic and filled with fun ideas. If you stopped by in the middle of the day, you might find them helping our busy toddlers paint, make a sand art picture or play with clay! They often walk up to the pond and explore the beauty of God’s creation. They feed the ducks and are ever on the look out for the blue herons that love to stop by.
As your little one enters the world of toddlers, he/she has already begun to fall into more of a daily routine. They eat and sleep in a more regular pattern. In the Toddler Room you will notice the pattern more because all the children in the room are doing the same things. This makes it possible to plan special activities during the day and the week. Your little one is eating more and more table foods. We will help them learn to feed themselves using a spoon and their fingers. In addition to bottles, we use sippy cups at mealtimes. We begin to work on self-help skills like having the opportunity to try and wash their own hands and faces with wash cloths and learning to wash hands at the sink.
The Toddler room starts establishing a consistent routine, while being flexible enough to meet the needs of the group, and the children develop an expectation of the flow of the day.
A typical day looks something like this:
- 7:00 Move into toddler room for free play
- 8:00 Breakfast
- 8:30 Free play
- 9:00 Diaper checks
- 9:30 Music and Movement
- 10:00 Project time
- 10:30 Outside play time
- 11:30 Diaper checks
- 12:00 Lunch
- 12:30 Free play
- 1:00 Nap time
- 3:00 Diaper check
- 3:30 Snack
- 4:00 Free play outside or inside
- 5:30 Classroom closes and everyone goes home
The supplies for the Toddlers are similar to those for the Infant2 Room.
- Crib sheet, blanket, pillow (optional)
- 2-3 changes of clothes
- Winter weather outer gear in the winter
- Sunscreen in summer
- Comforting items stuffed animal, Nuk, blankie, etc.