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Toddlers

  • Child to Staff Ratio: 1:6
  • Maximum class size: 12

Stepping Stones provides:

  • Diapers and wipes for those who need them.
  • A nutritious breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack.
  • Age appropriate Spanish, Sign language and Music classes.

The goal of the Toddler 1 and 2 child care at Stepping Stones Early Education Center is to encourage independence, self-esteem, social interaction and intellectual development through play and exploration. A nutritious breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack is provided as well as any needed diapers and wipes. Toddlers' teachers provide parents with daily sheets detailing their child's day.

Toddler child care can be arranged from a part to full-time basis of 2 to 5 days per week. Toddler care is available from 7am to 6pm.

Toddler Development

Communication and Language

  • Encourage emergent vocabulary with age appropriate conversation and activities that promote language development
  • Encourage children to participate in group discussion
  • Interactive style in reading books such as pointing to the words on a page as a story is read aloud
  • Use words to describe the characteristics of objects
  • Introduction to a foreign language

Socio-Emotional Development

  • Redirection of inappropriate behavior
  • Promote activities that create a sense of self-awareness
  • Promote an understanding and respect for differences by encouraging children to help others and spark interest in how people in different cultures live
  • Promote independence by participation in meal preparation and choice of free play activities
  • Support children in sharing, cooperating and being respectful with others
  • Teachers use compromise and discussion to resolve conflicts
  • Multi-cultural awareness

Language and Communication Development

  • Storytelling, reading books, and use of age appropriate voice tone and conversational style
  • Assist child in developing an understanding of the self-concept

Use and promotion of creative play

  • Flexible playtimes that foster creativity
  • Integration of weekly themes into children's activities
  • Musikgarten Music classes
  • Varied art projects utilizing diverse media

Social interaction

  • Socialization and interaction with peers and teachers

Development of fine and gross motor skills

  • Encourage movement with age appropriate furniture to practice motor skills

Promote multicultural awareness

  • Provide an array of multicultural songs, music, books, pictures, and toys
  • Introduction to a foreign language

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