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2'S PROGRAM

All Day Early Learning toddler classrooms utilize The Creative Curriculum, a research-based early child care and education curriculum. At this age, your child is learning at a rapid rate, and as they grow and develop, the teacher adapts the curriculum, as well as the environment to meet both your child’s needs as well as their interests. Each classroom has a lesson plan created weekly, with activities individualized to the specific needs of each child in the classroom. Each activity on the lesson plan is purposeful and intentionally planned based on the teachers’ observations of each child in the classroom.

Toddlers are always absorbing language, which is why a classroom rich in language is important.

To help develop language and literacy skills, teachers:

  • Describe what they are doing as well as what the child is doing, so that children will hear more language and connect words to actions.

  • Create a print-rich classroom environment with labeled materials to allow children to begin to understand that print conveys meaning.

  • Read aloud multiple times a day, as well as allow independent exploration of books.

  • Ask questions about books, and encourage interaction during reading.

  • Allow children opportunities to tell a story.

  • Sing songs/rhymes daily.

  • Encourage pretend play and participation with other children.

  • Allow opportunities to experiment with writing materials, and valuing scribbles.

  • Encourage children to dictate a story or description of what they are creating.

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