Toddler
Toddler Program / Exploring Myself
Learning through Exploration

 

Your child’s first years of life are critical time that can determine success in school, relationships and life. As your child begins asserting her independence, it can be exciting and rewarding to watch.

MSL International Children Center Toddler Program focuses on active exploration and hands-on learning activities to help the child gain independence while promoting confidence and self-esteem.

 

How We Achieve It

We recognize that children at this age may be at very different stages of development. Some may have just started walking, while others are already exploring the many other facets of their emerging development. Our highly trained teachers create fun and rewarding and activities that engage reflect each child’s developmental needs.

We provide child-directed hands on activities such as art and sensory time and language. We provide meals and snacks that help toddlers to adjust to transitions between activities throughout the day, The program also facilitates for children with diverse back grounds and learning styles and developmental abilities. Because toddlers are gaining independence, we support their desires to learn to feed themselves and help with meal preparation, fostering self-help skills.

 

How We Achieve Toddler Goals

Social

  • Imitating and responding to the words and actions of others
  • Identifying and naming familiar items
  • Engaging in conversations using pictures and puppets
  • Following simple directions and asking questions

Emotional

  • Learning to understand and express emotions appropriately
  • Developing strong listening skills through storytelling
  • Interacting with peers in a group setting

Physical

  • Learning about body parts through songs and rhymes
  • Crawling, jumping, running, kicking, and tossing
  • Gaining enhanced eye-hand coordination through writing, drawing, and lacing shoes

Intellectual

  • Learning and responding to own name
  • Identifying and sorting basic colors
  • Learning cause and effect through trial and error with musical instruments

 

Our colorfully clean and appealing classrooms and our curriculum are set up to promote active exploration. Rocking toys and Soft climbing structures to develop Large-motor skills, while pretend play items like kitchen sets and play food instills a child’s imagination.

Families receive a daily log of their child’s feeding, sleeping, diapering and learning activities. Teachers also perform assessments three times a year using developmental checklists as we reach our specific objectives and goals.