Toddler Program

Christ Church Preschool and Kindergarten's Toddler curriculum is developed around the natural curiosity of toddlers to explore and learn. Our Toddler teaching staff works diligently throughout the year to ease transition of separation from parents and loved ones, by creating a sense of community and family within the classroom. Toddlers are encouraged to explore and play in a safe, happy, and loving environment anchored in traditional Christian values. Stimulating gross motor skills through outside recess and play is a vital part of our toddler curriculum. Developmental tools, such as puzzles, books and toys are utilized each day. Language development is encouraged through teacher-child interactions, and participation in daily routines encourages the development of self-help skills. Toddlers are introduced to colors, numbers, and shapes through classroom interactions and seasonal thematic units. Toddlers enjoy Special Area teachers during the year through classroom visits from our music teacher for sing-alongs, trips to the Learning Center for story time once a month starting in December, and My Gym classes once a month beginning in January.

Teacher/Student Ratio 2:8

Developmental Goals for Toddlers

To promote Christian values by encouraging sharing, confidence, independence, and kindness.

To surround children in a happy, loving and nurturing learning environment.

To promote Self-Help/Independent Behaviors:
- Washes hands independently
- Feeds his/herself independently
- Drinks from a cup independently
- Throws away trash after snack and lunch
- Helps to put toys away
- Attempts to carry personal belongings

To promote Social/Emotional & Language Development:
- Learns to separate from parents
- Comes to sit at the table when asked
- Participates in classroom activities (blessing, prayer hands, songs, clean-up time)
- Learns to communicate needs/wants through words and appropriate gestures
- Speaks clearly enough for others to understand
- Understands simple directions
- Begins to use two or three words in combination

To promote Cognitive Development:
- Counts to 3
- Knows at least 3 primary colors
- Can identify body and facial parts
- Can identify objects in their environment

To promote Physical Development:
- Turns pages of a book independently
- Attempts to paint and color
- Able to stack blocks and play with a variety of toys
- Begins to walk up and down steps
- Jumps in place
- Walks with a group with assistance

Typical Toddler Daily Schedule

- Arrival/Hand-Washing
- Free Play/Art
- Snack/Storytime
- Playground
- Buggy Ride
- Diapers/Hand-Washing
- Lunch
- Clean up/Dismissal