Early Toddlers (12 – 18 months)

Our ratio for this classroom is 1 teacher to 4 children. In this classroom, we continue to manipulate our schedule around children’s needs however; they begin to transition to a set AM/PM snack, lunch, and outside times. Nap has a designated time although if a child is extra sleepy they have the opportunity to sleep as needed.

Our focus on developmental goals for this classroom are social and emotional development where children begin to engage with other children and language development where children communicate verbally or nonverbally and  learn some simple sign language to let the teacher know if they need “more” or if they are “all done”.  As the children get ready to move on to Middle Toddlers they become more confident in walking and balancing and begin to use utensils when eating.