Toddlers

18 months-3 years

Happy Hearts Toddler Care
Grasshoppers
18 months-2 ½
& Froghoppers
2yrs.- 3yrs.

Toddlers are encouraged to participate in group activities created to develop motor skills and promote cognitive, emotional, and social development.

Our Toddler Room is for children between eighteen months and thirty six months old. The children will be involved in a variety of stimulating experiences to encourage socialization and independence.  Their day will be comprised of “Look What I Can Do” through sensory play, imaginative play, puzzles, books, music, art, blocks, manipulative activities climbing(gross motor), and free play activities.  Teachers in the class room will introduce and work with children that are ready to be potty-trained.

Ratio 1:5

Parents must provide all diapers, wipes, lotions, weekly bedding, blankets.
ALL BEDDING MUST BE TAKEN HOME FOR LAUNDERING WEEKLY.

Curriculum Overview 

Toddler
Grasshoppers 18- months- 2 1/2

Development Skill

Development Goal

Program Support

Cognitive

 

Children demonstrate that he or she is noticing, recognizing, thinking and learning about things

 

  • Teacher models throughout the day how to interact and play with different objects in the room
  • Children are provided with the tools to explore and play

Social and Emotional

 

Children demonstrate that he or she is noticing, recognizing and responding to others
  • Children are spoken to throughout the day and encouraged to “speak” to one another
  • Children are taught to say “hi” when someone enters the room and “good-bye” as they leave

Fine Motor

Children demonstrate skills with his or her hands
  • Throughout the day children are encouraged to pick up objects with one hand
  • Children are provided with opportunities to feed themselves with their hands
  • Children finger paint and use crayons

Gross Motor

Children demonstrate using his or her arms, legs or whole bodies
  • Children are provided with the opportunity to walk, run, dance and interact
  • Classroom provides children with obstacles such as slides that allow them to use their whole body to achieve their goal

Life Skills

Children demonstrate they can communicate his/her needs, seeking help, dressing, toileting, recognizing and avoiding hazards, or setting and achieving goals
  • Children are taught both oral language and sign language to express their needs
  • Children are brought in the bathroom throughout the day and encouraged to use the bathroom
  • Children wash their hands, with assistance throughout the day
  • Teachers set goals for their children and provide them with the tools needed to achieve them

Language

Children demonstrate their understandings of spoken language
  • Children hear and see how individuals interact and respond to one another
  • Children learn to respond in many ways
  • Children are encouraged to say please, thank you, hello and goodbye throughout the day

 

Toddler
Froghoppers 2yrs- 3yrs

Developmental Skill

Developmental Goal

Program support

Motor Skills

  • Feeds self with a spoon
  • Able to drink from a straw
  • Walks up stairs with help
  • Opens cabinets and drawers
  • Bends over to pick things up without falling
  • Builds a tower of 3-4 blocks
  • Can roll and kick a large ball
  • Begins to run
  • May show a preference for one hand over the other
  • Scribbles spontaneously
  • Children are provided utensils at meal time to promote self-feeding
  • Teachers model proper use of utensils
  • Classrooms are interactive and allow children to explore shelving that contain draws
  • Children are provided with blocks and experience block play twice a day
  • Children are provided with different objects for manipulation throughout their play
  •  Children are provided utensils at meal time to promote self-feeding
  • Teachers model proper use of utensils
  • Classrooms are interactive and allow children to explore shelving that contain draws
  • Children are provided with blocks and experience block play twice a day
  • Children are provided with different objects for manipulation throughout their play

Cognitive Skills

  • Begins make believe play
  • Enjoys taking things apart
  • Wants to explore his or her surroundings
  • Can and will follow directions
  • Can point to 5-6 different body parts when asked
  • Enjoys looking at the same books over and over again
  • May express interest in potty training
  • Children are engaged in dramatic play and are encouraged to play dress-up
  • Children become familiar with a daily routine and following directions
  • Children learn about their body parts through songs and dance
  • Classrooms are equipped with toddler sized potties
  •  Children are engaged in dramatic play and are encouraged to play dress-up
  • Children become familiar with a daily routine and following directions
  • Children learn about their body parts through songs and dance
  • Classrooms are equipped with toddler sized potties

Social Skills

  • Has a vocabulary that includes several hundred words
  • Begins to use 2-3 word sentences
  • Learning to take turns with other children but generally plays alongside, rather than with other children
  • Gets angry and may have temper tantrums
  • Possessive of his or her toys
  • Refers to self either by name or by using “me” or “mine”
  • Acts shy around strangers
  • Likes to imitate parents or caregiver
  • Children build their vocabulary through reading aloud, songs, poetry and social interaction
  • Sentence structure is modeled throughout the day
  • Timers are used in the classroom to help children take turns and share
  • Children are encouraged to express their emotions
  • Children learn to trust and love the individuals that care for them
  •  Children build their vocabulary through reading aloud, songs, poetry and social interaction
  • Sentence structure is modeled throughout the day
  • Timers are used in the classrooms to help children take turns and share
  • Children are encouraged to express their emotions
  • Children learn to trust and love the individuals that care for them

 

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