Toddlers 2 ProgramTODDLERS 2 PROGRAM

In Toddlers 2 class we use their natural everyday experiences as teaching opportunities. The nurturing loving environment we provide allows toddlers to achieve both mental and physical goals at their own place.

A Typical Day:

6:00 - Good Morning/Free Play   11:25 - Lunch
7:30 - Breakfast   12:00 - Nap/Rest Time
8:00 - Free Play   2:30 - Read Aloud/Look at Books
9:00 - Circle Time   3:00 - Snack
9:30 - Snack   3:30 - Circle Time
9:45 - Art   4:00 - Outside Play
10:10 - Outside Play   4:30 - Fine Motor Activities
11:40 - Small Groups   5:00 - Free Play/Goodbyes
11:05 - Spanish      

 

FIRST DAY CHECKLIST
  • Bottles, if applicable.
  • Diapers, wipes, diaper cream. (Signed medical form needed for diaper cream.)
  • A pacifier, if needed.
  • One or two extra changes of clothes.
  • A special blanket or stuffed toy for nap.
  • Sunscreen for summer months. (Signed medical form needed.)
  • Tylenol to have on hand for fever or mild discomforts. (Signed medical form needed.)

Each child is assigned a coat hook and “cubbie” for placing personal items such as hats, gloves, etc.

Please label everything you send to the center.


HIGH SCOPE CURRICULUM

FELC uses High Scope Curriculum in each of our classrooms. In the Toddler 2 Room our weekly lesson plans are created to emphasize every area of a child's development and to help children learn through play. Adult-child interactions and a consistent daily schedule are both emphasized in High Scope classrooms.

  PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Circle Time
This is the time the children gather together for group teaching. We learn shapes, colors, counting, and Spanish. We work on our Zoo Phonics, sing songs and listen to stories.

Bible
God’s Word is taught through Bible stories and songs.

Zoo Phonics
This class establishes a good foundation for our Zoo Phonics program which is used in all our classrooms. Using animals and songs to teach letters is a great way to introduce the alphabet to toddlers.

Math
We introduce numbers 1-10. We use hands-on activities to teach counting which also helps with small motor skills.

Science
Some of our favorite experiments are food tasting, watching water change color by adding food coloring and finding which things float or sink.

Reading Center
This is an area that provides another opportunity for the children to explore a variety of books in addition to the ones we will be reading in class.

Spanish
Please read our brochure regarding our “Spanish Program”.

Arts & Crafts
Children enjoy experimenting with a variety of art materials and enjoying the art process. Simple crafts are also a part of the weekly plans. We enjoy showcasing their masterpieces throughout our room.

 

Sensory Table
The sensory table is used to stimulate and develop thinking, creative play, social interaction, fine motor development and language.

Outside Play
Outside play and fresh air are important for each child’s growth and development. We go outside every day, weather permitting. The Toddler 2 children go outside when the real feel and temperature are above 30 degrees and below 90 degrees.

Dramatic Play
It is scientifically proven that the more imaginative a child is, the better their problem solving skills will be. The dramatic play area is set up so the children can play dress up and create their own fantasies.

Nap Time
Sleep is an important part of a child’s day. Each child will be assigned a mat and a sheet that we provide. A blanket and even a special stuffed toy may be brought from home for naps. Instrumental music is played during this time.

Toys
The toys in the room are age appropriate and are chosen carefully to be educational as well as fun. Toys are thoroughly washed everyday after use.

Food
We serve breakfast, a morning snack, lunch and an afternoon snack. We send menus home one week in advance so you know what is being served each day. We are a peanut and tree nut free zone.

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