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Young Toddlers

Toddlers: There’s no doubt that they’re a bundle of energy. But at Learning Tree Day School, we welcome that energy and excitement because we know that it’s a natural part of growth and learning. We’ll channel that energy into:

  • Motor Skill Development — tossing, catching, rolling, crawling, walking.

  • Language Development — reading time, speech development.

  • Music and Movement — dancing, singing, outdoor play.

  • Basic Concepts — helping notice and make sense of basic concepts, such as shapes and colors.

  • Artistic Development — art and construction projects.

We invite you to take a look at the expanded Creative Curriculum. We also have more information under the Programs & Curriculum section.

The Creative Curriculum

Social/Emotional Development

To learn about self and others

  1. Trust known, caring adults

  2. Regulate own behavior

  3. Manages own feelings

  4. Responds to others’ feelings with growing empathy

  5. Plays with other children

  6. Learns to be a member of a group

  7. Uses personal care skills

Physical Development

To learn about moving

  1. Demonstrates basic gross motor skills

  2. Demonstrates basic fine motor skills

Cognitive Development

To learn about the world

  1. Sustains attention

  2. Understands how objects can be used

  3. Shows a beginning understanding of cause and affect

  4. Shows a beginning understanding that things can be grouped

  5. Uses problem-solving strategies

  6. Engages in pretend play

Language Development

  1. Develops receptive language

  2. Develops expressive language

  3. Participates in conversations

  4. Enjoys books and being read to

  5. Shows an awareness of pictures and print

  6. Experiments with drawing and writing

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