Toddler Program (1.5 to 2.5 years)
Your child’s physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual well-being is our highest priority. Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of each individual toddler. Children participate in inquiry- and play-based learning experiences, while receiving positive, nurturing guidance from our qualified ECE and certified Montessori teachers. Teachers observe and assess each child’s development, and design specific activities that meet each child’s readiness.
At ACMS, we strongly believe in the formation of trusting bonds between teachers and toddlers. Low teacher-student ratios allow teachers to develop a deeper relationship and understanding of your child’s unique personality, likes, dislikes, and developmental needs, creating a true community of loving care.
Areas of Development:
- Fine Motor Skills: Toddlers’ fine motor skills, which include finger and hand movements, need to be encouraged in many different ways in order for them to progress. ACMS activities encourage the development of strength, accuracy, and flexibility, which are all necessary for a child’s development.
- Gross Motor Skills: The toddler room has many engaging activities to encourage the development of gross-motor skills. These skills include full-body movements, such as walking, running, jumping, kicking, batting at objects, and more.
- Emotional Skills: ACMS assists toddlers with exploring and expressing all of their emotions. Children begin to gain the skills needed, such as patience, cooperation, and sharing, to regulate all of their burgeoning emotions in a calm, supportive manner.
- Social Skills: Our goal is to create a sense of belonging so that each toddler can develop meaningful friendships and relationships in the school. We begin by building awareness of each person and move on to encouraging simple sharing activities. Your child will learn the many different social skills that people use to relate with one another.
- Communication Skills: Our caring teachers have a deep understanding of how toddlers communicate. They teach toddlers to put their wants and needs into words. Toddlers are encouraged to sing simple songs, recite nursery rhymes and expand their vocabularies.
- Cognitive Skills: Cognitive skills include thinking, learning, focusing, and using one’s memory. Toddlers are actively using all of these skills to understand their environment. Our inquiry-based play stimulates a toddler’s mind through their senses. Children learn to count, recognize shapes, colours, phonics, and more.