Toddler program

Babies play with toysThe toddler age range is a time of important development and exploration for children. These students enjoy working with all five senses in cooperative and autonomous play spaces. We encourage early scientific and mathematical thinking like sorting and categorizing, sensory discovery through art materials, responding to music with the body, and manipulating objects through increased mobility. Our schedule is purposeful in its inclusion of simple tasks for children to complete, allowing them to reach short-term goals and experience multiple successes. Story time will nurture burgeoning vocabularies, use of short sentences, and combining of words. CKA is devoted to indoor and outdoor play, and large muscle movement for healthy active habits. As your child develops interest in using the potty, our staff will engage him or her and encourage appropriate use.

Toddler Daily Schedule
6:30-8:00 a.m. Arrival/gathering time
8:00-8:45 a.m. Hand washing and breakfast
8:45-9:00 a.m. Scheduled diaper change or potty time
9:00-9:30 a.m. Gross motor activity and outdoor play (weather permitting)
9:30-10:00 a.m. Group time including language activities or story time
10:00-10:30 a.m. Hand washing and snack
10:30-11:30 a.m. Creativity time; includes art, sensory manipulatives, easel, math and science, audio/visual play, dramatic play
11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Hand washing and lunch
12:00-12:15 p.m. Scheduled diaper change or potty time
12:15-12:45 p.m. Gross motor activity (indoor and outdoor play)
12:45-1:00 p.m. Story time
1:00-3:00 p.m. Nap time
3:00-3:30 p.m. Hand washing and snack time
3:30-4:00 p.m. Scheduled diaper change or potty time
3:30-4:30 p.m. Gross motor activity and outdoor play (weather permitting)
4:30-5:00 p.m. Music and movement
5:00-6:00 p.m. Open choice and departure