Toddlers (18-24 months)
Developing friendships, confidence and self-esteem
It is a whole new world when babies take to their feet. They walk, they talk, and they begin to develop relationships with each other. Your toddler has so many things he or she wants to see and do, and we'll be there to guide your child every step of the way.
Toddlers learn through sensory experiences that enhance their cognitive, language, motor and social skills. They turn ideas into words and phrases to better express themselves, and practice the value of sharing and cooperating through group play. Children at this stage start to develop friendships and gain confidence as they use their words and thoughts to interact with others. It is important for children to express themselves creatively and, through our program; we encourage all children to develop their unique skills and interests.
- Daily whole group instruction promotes social skill development
- Balance of nurturing, playtime and learning through play throughout the day
- Weekly thematic units that provide a variety of daily activities and experiences
- Development of confidence, self-esteem and a love of learning
- Learning areas focused on dramatic play, creative arts, language and sensory exploration
- Daily communication between educators and parents to keep you informed about your toddler's day
Your Toddler's Day
Petite Academie Centrale's toddler-specific curriculum enables your child to grow in confidence and learn to walk tall in their new world.
Physical and Motor Dimension
Toddlers are naturally curious and want to explore the world around them. We have designed our classrooms and equipment to support safe exploration so your child has room to discover, build motor skills, and improve coordination. Activities focus on experimenting with space to develop balance, hand/eye coordination, participation in creative movements to music, and more.
Toddlers need an environment that is interesting to explore, safe, and filled with caring educators who respond to their emotional and intellectual needs. Our program offers children a variety of fun, stimulating activities, such as matching and sorting, exploring colors, counting, and categorizing objects.
A foundation for reading success begins as early as the first few months of life. Introducing toddlers to books and language nourishes early literacy development. Toddlers focus on first words and phrases, vocabulary development, following simple directions, and identifying and naming familiar items.
Exploring art materials and experiencing music, dance, and drama enrich the classroom. Our experienced educators reinforce important developmental objectives through these creative, fun experiences. Creative Arts activities are designed to introduce toddlers to cause and effect, self-expression through art and music, and dramatic play.
Social and Emotional Dimension
As toddlers learn more about themselves and their abilities, they become aware of their social setting. With frequent opportunities for group experiences, they gain an awareness of others and a sense of group identity. Daily group-time incorporates a number of activities, such as songs, games, stories, and more.