As your baby grows they will enter one of our fun toddler rooms.
Our toddler program is specifically designed for our one year old boys and girls. Transitioning from the infant environment to the toddler rooms is one of the hardest transitions for parents as they watch their children go from being babies to little boys and girls. There are lots of changes happening all at one time with learning to walk, transitioning to table food, sleeping on a cot instead of a crib and officially beginning curriculum.
Because there are so many of these big milestone changes My Small Wonders purposefully splits our toddlers into two separate groups—young toddlers and older toddlers.
In the young toddlers rooms we have 6 children with one teacher which allows each child to transition into all of their new experiences at their own pace.
In the older toddler rooms we still maintain a 6 child to 1 teacher ratio and have chosen to have a larger room with 2 teachers and 12 toddlers. Having two teachers allows us to have one teacher free at all times in the case of one of our friends deciding to climb on things or having an issue with another child while the other teacher may be changing a diaper or otherwise occupied. An unfortunate reality of toddler group care is biting. Kids are teething, non-verbal and growing more and more independent. While we work very hard to eliminate injuries, biting is something that happens in this age group. We communicate with both sets of parents and work together to find ways to help the children get through this difficult stage.
At My Small Wonders, toddlers work on their emerging skills through a variety of age-appropriate activities that encourage creativity and a positive self-image. Our enthusiastic teachers introduce music, movement and art activities that stimulate the senses and challenge each child at his/her individual state of development. Through manipulative toys, imaginative play, and engaging activities, toddlers are able to explore facets of their world in a safe, structured environment. Our curriculum begins in our toddler classes with a weekly theme, letter, color, shape, number, and concept. Each day the activities and curriculum help teach and reinforce these items as the children are beginning to learn. We also begin to introduce classroom activities like circle time which help your child build vocabulary and stimulate verbal communications while helping to develop small and large motor skills. Teachers offer positive guidance as our toddlers move through each stage of development. Hands on learning activities help your child develop beginning readiness skills. At this important stage, your toddler will explore the world of dramatic play, creative expression, art, music, socialization and many more important skills and concepts. Playground time is also an important part of a toddlers day. Our playgrounds are designed for the curious toddler with climbers, bike paths, tree houses and animals to help a toddler’s imagination soar!