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15 months – 2.9 years

The amazing discovery process that began in your child’s infancy flourishes in the toddler years, for now he is learning the joy of movement, the joy of speech and the joy of independence. And, one declaration of independence your toddler is apt to demonstrate during these years may combine an element of each of his newly acquired skills. With that first foot stomp and a loudly stated, “No!,” your toddler is experimenting with his newly discovered sense of self. He is realizing that he is a separate person – an individual – with his own wants and needs; he is making his push for autonomy.

Autonomy is an important developmental component in a child’s life, for when properly guided and nurtured, it will lead to a sense of self-esteem, confidence, and pride in his newfound accomplishments. His physical and muscular development will also contribute to his sense of autonomy and independence as he uses his muscles to climb, tumble, jump, hop and run to explore his world.

As your toddler’s sense of autonomy begins to develop, he will show a great interest in mastering self-help skills, such as feeding himself, dressing, pouring his own drink, washing his hands, and brushing his teeth. He will also become more adept at stringing beads, manipulating paint brushes/scissors/crayons, throwing and kicking a ball, hopping on one foot, and climbing. These activities are the serious work of toddlers, for it is from mastering these skills that your toddler develops his sense of accomplishment, self-esteem and pride in his newfound control.

Our toddler program is designed to promote your child’s development in all areas during this exciting, busy time. We provide daily activities that focus on developing cognitive and linguistic skills, as well as physical, social, and self-help skills. And, our staff of trained teachers provides the encouragement and nurturing environment to guide your toddler through this important stage.