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.
|7:15 – 8:00 a.m.
|Arrival – greeting time with children and parents. Breakfast is offered.
|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)
|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
|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 – 6:00 p.m.||Clean-up and greet parents.
|Opportunities for decision-making and problem-solving; time to talk with parents about child’s day.|