2740 Ellwood Rd
New Castle, PA 16101
Toddlers learn with their whole bodies, they solve problems on a physical level… "Me do it" shows their drive for independence.
Our goal for our toddlers is to provide a safe, nurturing environment where children can feel secure and loved. In the beginning stages of learning, toddlers are full of interest and curiosity with the world around them. Every day is full of new challenges and exciting discoveries.
We believe in encouraging the toddlers interests and praising their efforts; this is the first building block in helping children develop independence and a strong sense of self esteem and self-worth. We try to channel their energy and exuberance into learning activities that help them get along with others as they form the first friendships. Our day consists of many activities, both structured and unstructured. Lessons are designed to stimulate your child, according to their age and abilities. We plan our actives around the following developmental areas:
Social studies - such as group time, learning the names of teachers and friends, and spending time with a special friend while doing a project.
Learning centers for art, dramatic play, and tools are also an enjoyable part of your child's day. During this time, your child is engaged in a small group of one or two children. This approach allows your child to express his or her own creativity while interacting with others.
Most of your child's day is spent socializing through play with the other children. Part of the play will be structured - such as marching around the room to music, while other times will be spent doing activities your child chooses. During circle time, the children come together as a group for shared activities such as Calendar and Weather, a review about class rules and consequences, and themed activities. Our toddlers take an afternoon nap.