PRE-TODDLERS (12 months – 19 months)
Our primary focus in the Pre-Toddler Room is providing a warm, nurturing environment where the children feel safe to learn and explore.
The class is a calm and comforting space with a variety of play areas.
A routine is in place to ensure consistency for the children. A typical day includes nutritious meals, nap time, singing, dancing, art activities, sand and water play and outdoor time . Children are engaged though a sensory based program. Throughout the day they participate in activities that are focused on their senses.
We expand on the five senses of taste, touch, smell, sight and sound. We plan activities that engage tactile, steregnostic (tactile with out the use of other senses), baric, thermal, chromatic and spacial awareness.
We allow for transition time for each child and family to adjust to our program. Transitions are especially important for children to feel safe and secure. Educators work to ease the change for new children into the centre by communicating closely with parents about routines, likes, dislikes and any other specific needs of the children.