The Toddler 1 class is for children age 1 and up. The class is designed to be a welcoming and joyful introduction to a child’s preschool experience.
The class focuses on developing our youngest learners’ sense of curiosity as they explore their desire to investigate the world. Each day, children have the opportunity to engage in playful and hands-on experiences that support a child’s sense of wonder as they engage in sensory and art experiences, listen to stories, sing and dance, and explore the classroom environment. Through these daily experiences, the children build their fine motor skills, their cognition, and their self-concept. Every day, the children also visit our playground where they are invited to climb, run, and build their gross motor skills that are central to their larger development.
We understand the importance of helping toddlers develop a feeling of security as they transition away from their homes and into their first group setting. The teaching staff focuses on supporting families and children through a gentle and individualized separation process. Teachers maintain full communication with the parents at all times. Many times, the teachers will send photos to the parents as to have the parents be able to experience their successes.
The toddler program at Villa Learning Center is designed to support the growth of the whole child; teaching staff supports this age group’s growing desire for independence and their growing capacity for understanding and interacting with others that will help them become caring, inquisitive, and confident individuals. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are included in the cost of tuition.
Developmental and Academic Goals
Through song and play our children reach unexpected heights,
these are some of our goals:
Oral Language Development
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