Toddler Program

Our toddler program is geared towards those 18 months to 2 ½ years of age, however we are licensed for a mixed age group therefore we have limited spots available for children less than 18 months that are already walking.

The ratio of staff to children is of 1 educator per 5 toddlers for a maximum of 10 children per group.

As we are a bilingual centre we ensure that we have 5 English speaking children and 5 French speaking children.  This has been a very successful practice to ensure one language does not over take the other.

Our primary focus is to allow the children to learn at their own pace and engage them in a relaxed and positive manner.  We encourage their natural curiosity by setting up play centres with learning opportunities that they can discover which develops the children’s sense of independence.

The play centres include sensory, fine motor, cognitive, language and early literacy, role play and gross motor activities.

Through our daily routines and transitions the toddlers are learning how to live among a group which involves many social interactions and self-help skills.   We see the children as competent and capable therefore we inspire the children’s self-esteem by allowing them to learn by teaching them how to achieve all their goals big and small and cheering them on at every step of the way.

Sample Schedule for Toddlers

 

This schedule may be modified to best suit the needs of the group

07:45  –  08:30    Arrival / Play based centers

08:30  –  09:15    Snack Time

08:45  –  09:15    Bathroom routine / Diaper change

09:15  –  10:00    Play-based centers

10:10  –  11:15    Dressing routine / Outside play

11:15  –  11:30    Undressing routine / Prepare for lunch (routine)

11:30  –  12:10    Meal time

12:10  –  12:45    Bathroom routine / Diaper change / Getting ready for nap

12:30  –    2:45    Rest period

2:45    –    3:00    Wake up time / Bathroom routine / Diaper change

3:00    –    4:00    Snack Time and child directed activities

4:00    –    5:15    Outside play

5:15    –    6:00    Bathroom routine / Diaper check / Story time / Play-based centres indoor/outdoor

6:00                     Departure – Daycare closes