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Understanding Toddler Development

Between approximately 15 months and 2.9 years of age, toddlers enter a phase marked by mobility and an insatiable curiosity to explore their surroundings. Seeking autonomy, each toddler's unique personality is supported through a tailored program crafted by our educators. While implementing the curriculum, our team places a strong emphasis on fostering communication skills and nurturing connections with others to facilitate the crucial development of toddlers during this pivotal stage.

We recognize that toddlers thrive in environments where they can engage within small groups. This principle guides the structure of our daily activities. By minimizing distractions, children are better able to concentrate and forge deeper connections with both educators and peers. In these intimate settings, our educators devote ample time to each child, ensuring their cues and interests are acknowledged and addressed with care.

Your Toddler's Daily Experience

Your toddler's day commences with a warm welcome into the classroom, greeted by our attentive staff and their peers.
Throughout the day, we engage in a variety of activities designed to foster essential learning outcomes for toddlers. These activities focus on language development, socialization, self-help skills, and the enhancement of fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination.

Language development is interwoven into our daily routines, with opportunities for toddlers to label their surroundings and reinforce emerging vocabulary through repetition. These practices contribute significantly to building toddlers' confidence as learners and nurturing their language and literacy skills.
Additionally, we utilize our language program to promote independence and empower your child to effectively communicate their needs and desires.

Our programming style is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, emphasizing child-led, experiential learning and the exploration of the arts. This approach encourages creativity, critical thinking, and a deep appreciation for the world around them.

Moreover, our nutrition curriculum instills lifelong habits of making healthy food choices, ensuring your child receives the nourishment they need to thrive.

After a nourishing lunch, toddlers have the opportunity to rest and recharge during naptime, preparing them for an afternoon filled with continued learning, enriching activities, and outdoor play.

Want to learn more?

To find out if Smile 'N' Play Daycare is right for your toddler, please fill out our Inquiry Form. Once submitted, one of our Child Care Educators will be in touch!

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