Our Programs: Toddlers I & II
12 to 36 Months
Pineview Preschools Toddlers

Toddlers exhibit boundless energy and curiosity. During this stage, toddlers also begin to learn how to communicate and express themselves. The Creative Curriculum® used in the classroom balances teacher‐planned and child‐initiated learning, emphasizing responsiveness to children's strengths, interests, needs and learning styles. Nationally known for being forward‐thinking, comprehensive, and rigorously researched, it helps teachers plan and implement content‐rich, developmentally appropriate programs, that support active learning and promote children's progress in all developmental areas. In addition, The Creative Curriculum® uses a thematic approach to teaching and learning, designed to support children's natural curiosity and stimulate their creativity. It offers children the opportunity to work in depth, giving them the time they need to reflect, consolidate and transfer their learning.

 

The Environment:

Our classrooms are organized around learning centers. These defined areas allow children to play and explore materials with the guidance of the teacher, either individually or in small groups. We believe that a classroom for young children benefits from having clearly defined; well-equipped interest areas that are arranged to promote independence, foster decision-making and encourage involvement. Learning centers include: blocks, math manipulatives, housekeeping, music, science, art and library.

 

Additional Details:

  • Lesson plans focused on language development, communication, small motor skills, gross motor skills, sensory, pre-math, pre-reading and science experiences
  • Structured hands-on learning environment
  • Age-appropriate toys, materials and furniture
  • Circle time, small group time, large group time and outside play, give each child an opportunity to grow emotionally and cognitively
  • Gardening, sand and water play are used as part of our weekly activities
  • Every Toddler II classroom has an accessible restroom to ensure potty training success
  • Ages and Stages Questionnaire is given every 2 to 3 months, to test for developmental benchmarks and track student progress
  • Parent conferences featuring progress reports, held 3 times per academic year
  • Daily reports are given to keep parents informed each afternoon — they include times of diaper changes, feeding, naps and general comments
  • Photos and videos of children are updated weekly on the private class web page