Our toddler room uses a variety of strategies to help our toddlers reach their full potential. A variety of individualized lessons and small group activities help maximize each child's potential. We focus on two foundations of learning; academic learning to help those synapses fire in their brain and social emotional curriculum to help children build an understanding of how they feel and learn compassion for others. The Toddler room helps our children acclimate to a schedule within a classroom environment. In introduces many of the preschool aspects our toddlers will need as they continue their journey within TLCC.
Neuroscience research has shown us that early childhood is a time of tremendous brain development. The young brain literally changes shape and size in response to everything encountered in the early years of life. New environment, life experiences, caretakers and relationships can all affect the way a child’s brain circuits are wired.
Our Twin Lake Children's Center Curriculum involves the five areas of learning. Children learn through a hands on approach. Children learn best through engaging active lessons where they can be involved and hands on during the process. Our goal is for your child to learn while engaged and having fun in the activities that are meant to teach them important learning skills. We provide a balance of teaching directed and child initiated play and activities.
Primary Program Goals - Five areas of learning
Aesthetic and artistic development includes responding through the arts, expressing and interpreting through the arts, developing an appreciation of the arts, and to think, learn, and communicate through the arts.
Emotional and social development includes developing independence, feeling satisfaction with accomplishments and efforts, sharing and cooperating, developing friendships, and coping with change.
Physical development and well being include learning and practicing safety procedures, taking care and respecting one's body, developing an awareness of good nutrition, and learning social skills in a physically active setting.
Development of responsibility includes valuing and respecting individual contributions, accepting and demonstrating empathy, acquiring cooperative and independent social skills, and valuing and respecting individual differences in people.
Intellectual development includes developing thinking through meaningful learning experiences, using language to facilitate thinking and learning, using language to communicate effectively, and to become an independent life long learner.
Toddlers are taught name recognition, letter recognition, phonemic awareness, shapes, and colors. The toddler curriculum includes math concepts, science, literature, fine motor skill development, gross motor skill development and more. Curriculum is developed to help each child reach his potential. It is customized according to the needs of each child.