Toddler Program
(18 months – age 3)

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The purpose of our program is to:

   

  •  develop  & build the foundation for a strong independent personality
  • assist and supervise the natural development of each child

  

Curriculum Overview

 

Language

  • develop and master vocabulary through sensorial materials & phonetic material
  • explore storytelling
  • cultivate pre-reading skills

Math

  • investigate hands on, concrete material and exercises
  • complete a basic introduction to qualitative and quantitative concepts, including numeral recognition

Art

  • express individual creative ideas with the use of various art materials
  • sensorially explore material and media, rather than creating a product

Music*

  • experiment with playing instruments as well as waving scarves and other props – toddlers love songs that require physical responses
  • bring the joy of music into the classroom through movement, participation, and hands-on experimentation with musical instruments
  • promote important skills in literacy, math, and physical/social development through music

Practical life tasks**

  • foster skills in self-care
  • learn the importance of environmental care
  • assist with cleaning
  • complete tasks such as polishing, pouring, and spooning
  • cultivate attitudes of kindness and respect

* Hannah Naiman is a traditional music and dance leader based in Toronto. She has worked with babies and children since 2000, and has recorded with the highly acclaimed Kathy-Reid Naiman on her award winning children’s music albums since 1997. Hannah plays the guitar, ukulele, fiddle and banjo; and brings along bells, shakers, rhythm sticks, scarves, drums, and blocks for all.
** These tasks and expectations give the child a meaningful degree of independence and self-discipline.