Explore and Discover
The toddler program at Mini-Skool is designed to create a safe environment where toddlers are encouraged to learn, grow and explore using all of their senses. To enable this wonderful time of growth in toddlers, our teachers provide numerous sensory experiences each and every day. Research has clearly shown that rapid development is happening in the first two years of life. From this, we knew that in developing our new toddler program, it was essential that we provide stimulating activities to encourage optimal development at this age.
Our toddler program curriculum includes material that helps develop all of the following skills in toddlers:
- Fine motor
- Gross motor
- Sensory and science
- Creative art
- Dramatic play
- Family and cultural appreciation
We understand that in all of these activities there need to be social and emotional connections between the caregiver and the child. Our teachers reach out to create a bond and a trusting relationship with each child, as part of helping the child to grow as an individual.
Toddler Language Development
Our language component features wonderful material developed using the “Toddler Sign language” and “Jolly Phonics” programs. We are so excited about the outstanding results that both of these remarkable programs have shown in toddler language development.
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Signing gives toddlers the tools to communicate long before language develops and reduces frustration. It also reinforces the spoken word. Teachers will provide you with the signs your toddler is learning each month to help you follow through with signing at home. Reinforcement – by parents at home – of the signs a toddler is learning at Mini-Skool, strengthens the toddler’s skills and has benefits for the whole family! Consistent signing at daycare and at home helps to achieve optimal results in communication with each toddler.
“The Jolly Phonics” program encourages toddlers to naturally identify letters and letter sounds which aids in language development and early literacy. Through a multi-sensory approach to learning our teachers use jingles, flash cards, books (storytelling) and so much more to introduces the toddler to language using sight, sound and interaction. This program is a continuation of Mini-Skool’s Infant program and our toddlers will be ready to engage in our Three’s Program where they will learn to idebtify words by blending letter sounds!
At Mini-Skool we acknowledge that each child grows, develops and learns differently. Hence, we believe that providing a multi-sensory approach to learning is the key to meeting each individual child‘s needs! We strive to help each child to be well on their way to a successful head start in education!