Toddler Program: "Autonomy" and "Control"
16 months - 30 months
This program is set up for young toddlers as they start to get more curious about their surroundings and about learning how to become more independent and secure. During this stage they begin walking, talking, using cups, feeding themselves, etc. Activities are designed to help each child use their new abilities to explore their world and find new ways to communicate with others.
Teachers establish fun activities to help promote a positive desire and urge to learn. New subjects are introduced: Shapes, Colors, and Object Recognition.
Teachers will encourage the children to start doing things on their own; including washing their hands, dressing themselves, taking things out and cleaning up after themselves.
Success in this stage helps to continue building on their confidence in themselves and others.