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Our Programs – Toddler Ones & Twos

Toddler One’s

Toddler one’s are ready to explore! Their increasing mobility and verbal communication allows them more independence to interact with their environment. Their needs are continually changing and progressing as they develop and learn.

Colorado Early Learning Curriculum

Our toddler one’s program uses the Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines for curriculum planning. The Guidelines organize descriptions for child development for infants and toddlers within six domains:

  • Social Development
  • Emotional Development
  • Language & Literacy Development
  • Cognitive Development
  • Approaches to Learning
  • Physical Development & Health
  • toddler-learning-room
  • toddler-circle-time
  • toddler-library

The center of the wheel Identifies the core compentencies our teachers focus on when creating dynamic programs and lesson plans for your toddler. These core competencies will expand with age and build on top of one other to create a well rounded little learner through Pre-Kindergarten and beyond!

Toddler Sign Language

For our limited verbal toddlers we use sign language. Emotion upsets in toddlers are often a result of their inability to communicate their wants and needs; sign language provides them the ability to communicate their needs. Additionally teaching sign language can help promote your child’s fine motor skills.

Toddler Two’s

Following in the toddler’s footsteps, each two’s pursuit of independence continues! Our program for two-year-old children works to bridge the gap between the dependency of the infant/toddler and the independence of the preschooler. Our staff guide and support these changes that occur when two’s announce their need for independence while also requiring a secure base to which they may return. Environments and learning experiences are carefully designed to focus on enriching language and promoting self-sufficiency, scaffolding and building upon already acquired skills help to prepare the two-year-old for continued success in learning.

Potty training is a very important part of the life of your two-year-old, thus, it is integrated into each of our daily schedules. Our teachers work in connection with our parents to potty train each child.

Early Learning Curriculum Continued

Our one and two year old program’s remain very similar to one another to help children transition to the next room easier. However, we know that development can vary greatly during these ages, that is why we use the ELDG’s so that we better understand how to meet the needs of each individual child. 

  • Social Development
  • Emotional Development
  • Language & Literacy Development
  • Cognitive Development
  • Approaches to Learning
  • Physical Development & Health
  • toddler-learning-room
  • toddler-circle-time
  • toddler-library

The Whole Child and Meeting Individual Needs

Children aged 12-18 months may need different curriculum than a child closer to 24 months old. Our teachers keep observation portfolios on each child and complete routine assessments to help understand where a child is developmentally.

Did you Know? Our infants and toddlers get to experience the same enrichment programs as our older children. These programs are modified to be developmentally appropriate for younger childrens' physical skills and shorter attention spans. You will see your childs classroom still gets regular visits from our music man, stretch n' grow, petting zoo's and more!