When your child is all over the place, they’re discovering their world. Toddlers learn best in safe, loving places where they can explore, in their own way. The activities for this age group at our school are built around toddlers’ limitless curiosity and their natural desire to push boundaries. During their time with us your child will learn to count, discover writing and music, and start building toward following simple instructions. It is a perfect learning environment to provide the child, the extension to home of course!
Toddlers program adopts strategies to enrich learning and development opportunities and provides a structure that toddlers can use to make informed decisions as the trained teachers plan learning environments and experiences for our youngest children. The Toddlers’ learning framework is based on current research on how toddlers learn and develop in four domains:
- Cognitive, and
- Perceptual and motor development.
To encompass all aspects, we at TIPS have designed the toddlers’ curriculum on the following three basic principles.
- The Environment as curriculum:
Curriculum plans include the selection of play materials that add interest and complexity to distinct areas where infants and toddlers freely play. A thoughtful selection of materials invites infants and toddlers to explore experiences that challenge their emerging skills, concepts, and ideas.
- Interactions and conversations as curriculum:
Curriculum plans address ways of being with infants and toddlers during interaction, including nonverbal interaction, conversations, cooperation, conflicts, and times when infants express strong feelings such as delight, sadness, anger, or frustration.
- Caregiving routines as curriculum:
Curriculum plans include care routines, particularly mealtimes, diaper changes, and naptimes. Intentional teaching invites infants and toddlers to participate in care routines that deepen their relationship experiences and open up possibilities for building emerging skills and concepts.