The Toddler Program is for children ages, 15 months to 2.5 years, and operates with a maximum of five toddlers to one qualified teacher. We focus on different key areas of development, and follow the Regio Emilia and High Scope approaches to learning.
We create weekly programs custom suited to the children and what they are interested in learning about. For example, if the children were excitedly talking about a bug they saw while playing outside one day, we could then develop a program that helps them learn about different type of insects for the following week.
We also place an emphasis on the changes of seasons and holiday times, while teaching them about shapes, colors and learning their ABCs.
The Toddler Program staff are fun, energetic and have a love for what they do. They are early childhood educators with a strong knowledge of child development. They are kind, helpful and are adored by both children and parents at the Centre.
Our staff play a special role in your child's development. Toddlers will be encouraged to initiate their own activities in a sensory and cognitive enriched environment. Feelings of self-worth will be gained as children successfully master developmentally appropriate tasks.
Small Group Time:
As teachers get to know each child's individual interests, they are placed into smaller groups for learning and play. This is a time for teachers to really focus on their group of children. It is a great opportunity for a teacher to interact with a smaller group of children and teach them new things on a more individual level.
Large Group Time:
This is a time where all of the children join together for stories, songs, and games. The children are encouraged to participate in group activities and socialize with their peers, and to laugh, sing and learn together as a group.
Little Feet Big Dreams offers planned outside activities and a large fenced playground. Children are outside for an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon.
In the event that the weather does not permit outside activities, the Centre also boasts a full sized gym with various activities and equipment for toddler play.