Our Infant/Toddler program focuses on four areas: self-esteem, Communication
skills; social skills; and physical development.
Self-esteem is fostered by the care givers through close personal contact,
communication with positive reinforcement, permitting freedom of activity,
granting of responsibility, and respect for the child as an individual.
Communication skills are fostered through thoughtful speaking with the
children during routine tasks such as diaper changing, and in stories,
music, and through the description of activities occurring in their
Social development is largely a function of the babies' interaction
with adults, however because the children are grouped together, their
development is enhanced through physical contact, interaction in play,
and structured group activities.
Physical development is the foundation upon which cognitive development
is based. Adequate support of the sensory motor stage of development
is of the utmost importance. Responsive care givers provide the most
significant experience, but the environment and physical activities
are structured to maximize development.
Toddlers are more mobile, more capable, and experiencing significant
language development. Our program features more challenging activities
in the yard, with climbing structures and opportunities to take walks
around the school. Group activities are begun featuring singing, playing
musical instruments, playing movement games, and hearing stories. Because
toddlers' attention spans are short and rapidly shifting, our program
is highly flexible and individualized.