Ages: 18 months- 2 1/2

Toddlers are full of energy and have a desire to explore their environment. Our teachers create many opportunities for toddlers to spark curiosity, friendship, self-esteem, and education inside the classroom and on the playground. Our teachers value each child, by using gentle touch and a kind tone of voice to allow your child to feel secure and loved.

Developmental Milestones

  • Social and Emotional

    wte-toddler-music-article-toddler-with-maracas-200x200Share, cooperate, be helpful and take turns

    Have imaginary friends and play the same imaginary games over and over

    Mimic what other kids and adults do and say, as well as how they say it

    Have tantrums when frustrated

    Show increasing separation anxiety by 18 months, which typically eases considerably by 24 months

    Play “real life” with things like play kitchens

  • Gross and Fine Motor Skills

    Stack a tower at least 10 blocks high

    Throw and bounce a ball

    Pull or carry toys while walking

    Turn on the faucet and wash hands

  • Cognitive

    Follow simple, unrelated directions (“Go find your shoes and pick up that toy.”)

    Stick with an activity for 10 to 15 minutes

    Do three- to four-piece puzzles

    Group toys by type, size or color