Children in the toddler program receive guidance from experienced teachers in engaging activities that help them develop independence and ease anxieties associated with the temporary separation from parents and guardians. Activities include outings to the toddler playground and the daily circle, which provides language exercises through stories and songs. All activities and lessons focus on introducing the learning environment as a safe, enjoyable place for children.
Development-specific goals of the curriculum address areas of communication, relationships, individual health, creative expression, and intellectual stimulation. These goals include age-appropriate lessons that help children begin to build their vocabulary, explore the elements of cause and effect, and learn to communicate their emotions in a positive manner. In addition, the goals aim to nurture a child’s physical well-being and celebrate each child’s individuality.
For more information regarding the toddler program and the school’s other curriculums, visit the school website at fms.org.