Toddlers

When children learn to walk, they are called toddlers. The toddler stage is very important in a child's life. It is the time between infancy and childhood when a child learns and grows in many ways. With each stage or skill the child masters, a new stage begins. This growth is different for each child. During the toddler stage, most children learn to walk, talk, solve problems, relate to others, and more. Caterpillar Corner caregivers recognize that physical, intellectual, emotional and social development are taken place and can be a different timetable for each child. The toddler stage is characterized by much growth and change.

Toddlers bursting with energy and ideas need to explore their environment. Parents need to make sure that they can explore in an environment that is safe and nurturing. Caterpillar Corner staff understand that inquisitive, independent toddlers are growing rapidly and need a safe environment that supports their development. Toddlers begin to participate in structured activities that are designed to promote the development of their fine and gross motor skills, listening and speaking skills, and early literacy skills – all through hands-on exploration and play! Usually between 2-1/2 and three years of age, toddlers begin to take an interest in being toilet trained; our caregivers can assist with toilet training at the parent’s request. And by age three they are ready to be known as preschoolers.

A toddler’s day is structured to provide consistency, but schedules are purposefully designed to be flexible. Caregivers adapt activities and routines to respond to children’s needs and interests.

To document growth and development, teachers maintain an assessment portfolio for each child. Portfolios use photographs, developmental checklists and work samples to provide a record of individual progress. Portfolios are stored in the classroom and always available for parents to view.

Personalized electronic daily reports accurately summarize all their daily activities. Parents are also encouraged to call daily and visit whenever possible.

Click the link below to see Toddlers Day schedule.

Toddlers Day Schedule