Toddlers

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St Andrew's Toddlers outsideIn addition to stimulating class work, the children are exposed to music lessons, guest speakers, multicultural holidays, and outdoor recess both in the sunshine and snow…all while developing a strong educational foundation. [This school] is the perfect balance of nurturing love and knowledge tucked away in a quiet, safe, and convenient location. - Becky Martine

July 1, 2016

 

Toddler Program / 2½ Year Old Program

Classes designed especially for children who are 2½ by October 1st (2 years by April 1st) are comprised of those who indicate a readiness to benefit from a group experience. These classes are geared toward the development of socialization skills and a positive self-image, while introducing the children to early school routines. It is not required that the children be toilet trained, but it is encouraged.

The children enjoy a wide range of activities that include creative crafts (fine motor development), imaginative play (socialization and language development), gymnasium and playground experiences (gross motor development) and stories and songs (listening skills and increased attention span). All of these skills are strengthened and encouraged through play, hands-on experiences and active involvement.

Classes are offered in the afternoon, either Tuesday/Wednesday or Thursday/Friday.


Mother’s Morning Out / 2 Year Old Program

Classes designed especially for children who are 2 by October 1st are available in the morning session. The classes meet one day each week and are comprised of children who indicate a readiness to benefit from a group experience. The children are not required to be toilet trained.

The children enjoy a wide range of activities that include creative crafts (fine motor development), imaginative play (socialization and language development), gymnasium and playground experiences (gross motor development) and stories and songs (listening skills and increased attention span).

All of these skills are strengthened and encouraged through play and hands-on experiences.

Two teachers guide the children through the two and a half hour session. Our two year old classes are geared toward the development of a positive self-image, socialization skills and early school routines.


Parent Toddler Program / 18-35 Months

The Parent Toddler Program is for a parent (or other caring adult) and toddler who is 18-35 months by October 1st. Each class meets one morning a week.

The Parent Toddler class is the highlight of the week for many of the adults and children who participate. It not only helps parents spend quality time with their child on a regular basis, but it also gives them a chance to be with other parents who have children the same age. It is an ideal opportunity to share ideas and exchange information.

The atmosphere in the Parent Toddler classroom is a warm and accepting one. The children have fun being together, but above all, they develop a positive attitude about themselves.

Every opportunity is taken to stimulate the children’s interest in their ever-growing world. Even serving snack is a time for discovery, as teachers, parents and children work together. The teachers give parents insight into the child’s development at this stage. They also keep parents informed of safety issues, helpful reference books and worthwhile places to visit with their toddlers.

Two teachers guide the students through the two hour session. The children enjoy a wide range of activities that includes creative crafts (fine motor development), imaginative play (socialization and language development), gymnasium and playground experiences (gross motor development) and stories and songs (listening skills and increased attention span).

Truly, this program is a benefit and learning experience for both the toddlers as well as the adults.