Playing, sharing, learning, caring…
In the Laurel room, beginning activities correlate closely with your Toddler’s home life and other familiar experiences. Simple and fun small group activities focus on language, listening, responding, connecting, and developing trusting relationships between children and teachers.
Laurel room activities also focus on the following developmental skills:
CIRCLE TIME: Children are invited to participate in story time, singing, movement and finger plays. Group time supports the healthy development of young children’s language skills.
ORAL LANGUAGE: We concentrate on the growth of meaningful communication (speaking) skills both in group activities and individual communications. New language experiences are introduced during group activities, books and conversation.
LARGE MOTOR SKILLS: We offer a variety of activities which incorporate climbing and sliding, rhythm instruments and creative movement, in order to facilitate the natural improvement of your toddler’s large motor skills.
SMALL MOTOR SKILLS: Puzzles, cutting, pegs and boards, flannel boards and manipulative building sets help to refine your child’s small motor coordination.
ART ACTIVITIES: Simple arts and crafts materials focus on guiding your child to explore the creative process.
Typical Daily schedule:
7:00-8:30 am Children Arrive/Free Choice
8:30-9:15 am Outside Play
9:15-9:30 am Snack Time
9:30-10:40 am Art/Guided Activities
10:40-11:00 am Circle Time
11:00-11:30 am Outside Time
11:30-12:00 pm Lunch
12:00-2:30 pm Nap/Quiet Time
2:00-2:30 pm Table Time/Small Motor Manipulatives
2:30-3:15 pm Outside Time
3:15-3:30 pm Snack Time
3:30-4:40 pm Open Play
4:40-5:00 pm Circle Time
5:00-5:30 pm Outside Time
5:30-6:15 pm Free Choice/Goodbyes
Note: Enrichment program schedules vary from class to class.