Welcome to The Toddler Program
Our Toddler Program, provides an environment with developmentally age appropriate materials that are stimulating and challenging for the children. The children learn freely on their own and at their own pace.
Discovery is based on children’s own experience and understandings. Toddlers are given the opportunity to explore, experiment and discover with hands on experiences through creative, fine motor and gross motor
Circle time is a daily gathering where all children participate in songs, stories, games, language and cognitive development activities. Gross motor and musical experiences are also included in the circles.
The process of the sensory or creative activities, is what’s important not the finished product. Sensory and creative
activities, encourage children to communicate their feelings towards themselves and the environment. Educators
encourage the children to freely create their own master piece.
Each month the classroom participates in a cooking activity. Together, the teachers and the children prepare a delicious healthy and wholesome snack. All products used are nut free, and non GMO. The children are able to sample what they have made.
The toddlers have science day once a week in their classroom. Science in the toddler room consists of watching things grow, or making things. The children participate in experiments and explore with different scents, textures, and so much more.
Different languages will be introduced to the toddlers. Simple words are taught such as colors, names of objects, etc.
The toddler classes receive yoga taught by a certified yoga instructor once a week, allowing the children to be
engaged in regular physical activity.
Toddlers experience music activities daily. They will also participate in a special music circle once a week. Children will have an opportunity to play various instruments such as tambourines, bells, shakers, etc. They also learn familiar songs and finger plays.
Elite Daycare Provides the Following in The Toddler Classroom
- Nap Time
- Clean safe environment
- A setting that encourages learning and exploration
- Seasonal Menus (meals prepared by us in house cook)
- Outdoor play space
- Experienced and Nurturing Educators which support and encourage your child to explore their surroundings
Our Teachers Are Registered Early Childhood Educators who provide an age-appropriate and educational curriculum for the children. Our staff are experienced dedicated and loving individuals with First Aid CPR and AED training, as well they have all completed and obtained a criminal reference check and vulnerable sector screening.
The teacher to child ratio in the toddler room, is 1:5. During the first 90 mins, rest time and last 60 mins of the day, the ratio is 1:8.
Meal times, are set up as family style meals, where the Teachers sit at the meal table with the children and engage in conversation promoting language development/social skills. The Teachers, provide assistance in helping the children serve themselves, promoting self help skills.
Toddlers are provided with playtime in our fenced in playground. Equipment such as movement objects, balls, riding toys etc. are provided. The Educators also plan experiences and interactive games for the children to take part in.
This time occurs at a scheduled time in our day. Each child has their own individual cot to sleep on. Elite Daycare provides the sheets, and parents provide the blankets, pillows and sleep toys. Bedding is sent home weekly for washing. Elite Daycare changes and washed the sheets weekly. Nap time takes place in the classroom for 2 hours.
You will receive two developmental reports per year, outlying your child’s progress. One report will be sent out in
January and the second at the end of June. Parents will have the opportunity to discuss their child’s progress through parent teacher interviews.