Toddler Class

This classroom is dedicated to children aged 19 months – 3 years. It can accommodate up to 18 children. The ratio of caregivers to children is 1:6.

 

 

 

In particular, the Toddler program:

  • provides a variety of activities to help children discover the world around them
  • assists with developing fine and gross motor skill, coordination, language skills and independence
  • expands children’s awareness of others within a safe, nurturing environment
  • provides guidance in a secure environment from a warm and caring educators

Educators in this room work with parents to encourage independent skills such as dressing themselves and toilet training.

TIME ACTIVITIES OBJECTIVES
7:15 – 8:00 a.m.

 

Arrival – greeting time with children and parents. Breakfast is offered.

Free Play

Welcome children and parents. Time to exchange messages with parents and staff.
8:00 – 8:50 a.m. Art activities Promotes social and developmental skills; make own choices. Opportunities for fine motor muscle development and ex
8:50 – 9:00 a.m. Circle Time
Wash hands for snack
Develops cognitive, social and fine motor skills; promotes cooperation through centre-based play
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Snack and Basic Hygiene (toileting/diaper changes) 

Free Play

Provides good nutrition and promotes good hygiene practices.
10:00 – 11:10 a.m. Outdoor play: walk or green space.Centre of Activities (daily sensory/water/or sand activities) Explore natural environment. Exercise and fresh air; promotes opportunity for exploration; provides choices.
11:00 – 11:20 a.m. Group Movement Time Large muscle movement, cooperative games and songs. (yoga, sleeping bunnies, etc.)
11:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Wash Hands 

Lunch

Hot nutritional meal and social interaction; develops life skills. 

To practice cup and spoon manipulation and fine motor skills in a social setting.

12:00 – 12:15 p.m. Clean-up and basic hygiene 

Group time – stories, finger plays

Consistent opportunities for cleanliness to promote health and well-being. Wind down for nap/relaxation time.
12:15 – 2:15 p.m. Relaxation time Rest quietly and/or sleep to renew oneself: body, mind and soul.
2:15 – 3:00 p.m. Snack 

Basic Hygiene (diaper changes)

Nourishment and social skills.
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Outdoor play/centres of interest sensory, Art, etc. Promotes gross motor, self help, social-emotional skills through play.
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Clean-up and greet parents. 

Departure.

Opportunities for decision-making and problem-solving; time to talk with parents about child’s day.