Toddler Program

Our toddler classroom provides care to children 16 months through 36 months (3years) of age.  The classroom provides structure, routine and consistency to toddlers.  This is the age where the children learn how to be an individual and make their own decisions.  The teacher’s guide the children in making appropriate choices and interacting with those around them.  They also demonstrate and encourage play with various materials.  The teachers in the toddler classroom help to foster the natural curiosity and imagination in each child.  This classroom also provides assistance in potty training your child and teaching them the self-help skills they need to move on to the preschool classroom.

Funshine Express Buttercup Curriculum

Theory & Research
Research shows that relationships play a critical role in the brain development of infants and toddlers. We incorporate activities to help adults build strong relationships by paying attention to children’s feelings, interests, and needs. Active learning and choice are encouraged so that infants and toddlers can grow and develop in a loving environment.

As toddlers transition to preschool age, they learn more by doing, and they need many opportunities to explore, grow, and make meaningful choices. Our activities foster creativity and promote emotional, cognitive, social, language, and physical development. Developmentally appropriate activities build self-esteem and intrinsic motivation for learning.

The activities in our curricula are designed to help you address each child socially, physically, emotionally, and cognitively. Our curricula stimulate thinking, reasoning, decision-making, and problem-solving. The curricula are designed to be flexible, giving you the opportunity to pick and choose from our activities to meet the individual needs of the children in your group.

Based on current early learning research, the materials we suggest in our curricula actively engage children and support differences in learning styles, maturity, and interests. This guarantees that our curricula have the depth to meet educational standards being implemented throughout the United States and Canada.”

“Our Program Goals
The curricula will be based on current research and sound educational theories of early childhood learning and development.
Activities will promote strong relationships between children and the adults who care for them.
We will provide a wide range of hands-on, interactive materials allowing children to experiment, explore, and make choices while interacting with their surroundings.
The program will encourage involvement of family members and naturally incorporate cultural diversity into each child’s learning.
All activities will be aligned with our Early Learning and Development Continuum.”



Toddler Daily Schedule