Toddler Program – 12 to 24 monthsRatio 1:4 (with a floating instructor)
Our Toddler Program is unique in that the children enter as dependent older infants and leave as independent toddlers. At the start of your child’s life at Trinity, we follow their schedule of eating and napping. As they grow physically and socially, we change to one basic toddler schedule, which everyone follows. We strongly believe in the importance of following the children’s leads, paying special attention to each child’s level of development with recognition of his/her individuality. Children are encouraged to make their own decisions where appropriate and problem solve whenever possible. The caregivers act as facilitators, modeling language development, appropriate social interactions and providing activities and materials that encourage exploration and discovery on the part of the children.
When deciding what activities to offer each week, we consider each child’s interests. We seek to develop a curriculum that emphasizes not only content, but more importantly, the process of learning. We carefully observe your child’s interests, questions and concerns. We strive to provide concrete, hands-on learning experiences for the children to explore in their own way. This allows them opportunities to create new foundations of knowledge. With their reflections from those experiences, our goal is to design new activities to challenge their thinking.