Middle Toddlers (18 months – 2 years)

Our ratio for this classroom is 1 teacher to 6 children. As children move up to this classroom, they begin to grasp the concept of a routine where there is a set schedule for AM/PM snack, lunch, nap, group time, music and movement, activities and outside time.

Our focus on developmental goals for this classroom are social and emotional development where children begin to initiate play with peers, express preferences and respond to redirection, language and literacy where children begin using sounds for many purposes, repeats words with prompting, and utters 2-3 words sentences. As the children get ready to move on to Older Toddlers they begin to show knowledge of routines, participate in cleaning up with assistance, and begin showing interest in self-care routines (jackets, hand washing…)