Toddler Care Curriculum, 13 to 24 monthsDownload Flyer
Our Discovering Me curriculum is designed to develop and reinforce each toddler's individual needs. Children participate in sensory-based learning experiences, while receiving positive, nurturing guidance.
With Life Essentials, what your toddler learns throughout the day reinforces what she is being taught at home. During any day at Kiddie Academy, the curriculum will help your child develop their cognitive, communication, emotional, fine motor, gross motor and social skills.
Activities in the toddler daycare classroom include:
Singing songs, finger plays, improving their vocabulary through identification and repetition, learn to wash their hands and feed themselves, enjoy age-appropriate playgrounds and practice sharing with other students. Our teachers encourage the child to work at their own speed so they feel successful in the skills they are developing.
Areas of Development
The Discovering Me toddler daycare curriculum focuses on your toddler’s primary areas of development.
Fine Motor Skills: Toddlers' fine motor skills, which include finger and hand movements, need to be encouraged in many different ways in order for them to progress. Discovering Me offers a wide variety of activities for your child to develop his fine motor skills, ranging from finger painting, to using a pincer grasp to pick up finger foods, to making and manipulating clay.
Gross Motor Skills: Discovering Me focuses on all gross motor skills, which include batting at objects, kicking, walking, and running. Children will be encouraged to bat at beach balls suspended from the ceiling to increase their jumping skills, as well as improve their hand/eye coordination. You might even see toddlers playing Follow the Leader.
Emotional Skills: Discovering Me assists toddlers with exploring all of their emotions, from joy to frustration. Children begin to gain the skills needed, such as patience, cooperation, and sharing to deal with all of their burgeoning emotions in a calm, supportive manner.
Social Skills: Discovering Me strives to instill pro-social skills, also known as "people skills." We start with the toddlers becoming aware of their classmates and move on to encouraging simple sharing activities. Your child will be encouraged to wave goodbye and take turns stacking blocks. These simple activities are the stepping stones for the later preschool years, when children are developmentally ready to share.
Communication Skills: Kiddie Academy's caring teachers have a deep understanding of how toddlers communicate. They teach toddlers to put their wants and needs into words. Toddlers are encouraged to sing simple songs, recite nursery rhymes, and expand their vocabularies.
Cognitive Skills: Cognitive skills include thinking, learning, and the accumulation of knowledge. Discovering Me focuses on toddlers' investigation of their environment. Your toddler will begin to sort toys by shape and color and will be encouraged to identify facial features by reciting fun finger plays.