Toddler Preschool

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Cherry Blossoms

Ms. Haley is the teacher for our outstanding Cherry Blossom Explorers! This group ranges from ages twelve months through eighteen months. Some of their favorite activities include music, and playing outside!


Throughout the year our teachers are consistently evaluating each child based on age-appropriate benchmarks in order to assess individual growth and development. We believe this enables us to communicate with families and set realistic goals that will set your child up for success throughout their future!

For any questions you may have about our infant program, please contact us!

Movements

  • Raises head and chest when laying on stomach (3 mo.)
  • Pulls to sitting with no head lag (5 mo.)
  • Can transfer objects from hand to hand (6-7 mo.)
  • Gets to sitting position without assistance (8-10 mo.)
  • Able to crawl forward on belly (8-10 mo.)
  • Gets from sitting to crawling or prone position (10-12 mo.)
  • May walk two or three steps without support

Language

  • Distinguishes emotions by tone of voice (4-7 mo.)
  • Responds to sound by making sounds (4-6 mo.)
  • Syllable repetition begins (5-7 mo.)
  • Responds to simple verbal requests (4-6 mo.)
  • Makes simple gestures such as shaking head for no (8-10 mo.)
  • Babbles “dada” and “mama” (8-10 mo.)

Visual

  • Watches face intently (2-3 mo.)
  • Follows moving objects (2 mo.)
  • Tracks moving objects with ease (4-7 mo.)
  • Grasps objects dangling in front of him (5-6 mo.)
  • Looks for fallen toys (5-7 mo.)

Hearing & Speech

  • Smiles at the sound of voice (2-3 mo.)
  • Cooing noises and vocal play (3 mo.)
  • Responds to sound (1-3 mo.)
  • Startles to loud noise (1-3 mo.)

Social & Emotional

  • Begins to develop a social smile (1-3 mo.)
  • Enjoys playing and may cry when playing stops (2-3 mo.)
  • Interested in mirror images (5-7 mo.)
  • Shy or anxious with strangers (8-12 mo.)
  • Shows specific preferences for certain people and toys (8-12 mo.)

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Sassafras

Our wonderful staff member - Ms. Kayla is the teacher for our sweet, Sassy Explorers! This group ranges from ages eighteen months through twenty-four months. Some of their favorite activities include nature based art, and playing in the messy sand box!


Throughout the year our teachers are consistently evaluating each child based on age-appropriate benchmarks in order to assess individual growth and development. We believe this enables us to communicate with families and set realistic goals that will set your child up for success throughout their future!


For any questions you may have about our toddler preschool program, please contact us!

Movement

  • Able to walk alone (12-26 mo.)
  • Can pull toys behind them while walking (13-16 mo.)
  • Can carries large toys or several toys while walking (12-15 mo.)
  • Begins to run stiffly (16-18 mo.) Walks into ball (18-24 mo.)
  • Climbs onto and down from furniture unsupported (16-24 mo.)
  • Walks up and down stairs holding on to support (18-24 mo.)

Cognitive

  • Begins to sort shapes and colors (20-24 mo.)
  • Begins make-believe play (20-24 mo.)
  • Able to imitate behavior of others (18-24 mo.)
  • Increasingly enthusiastic about other children (20-24 mo.)
  • Demonstrates increasing independence (18-24 mo.)
  • Begins to show defiant behavior (18-24 mo.)

Langauge

  • Able to point to object or picture when asked (18-24 mo.)
  • Able to point to object or picture when (18-24 mo.)24 mo.) several 
  • Can communicate single words (15-18 mo.)
  • Comunicates two word sentences (18-24 mo.)
  • Follows simple one-step instructions (14-18 mo.)

Hand & Finger Skills

  • Able to scribble spontaneously (14-16 mo.)
  • Turns over container to pour out contents (12-18 mo.)
  • Building tower of four blocks or more (20-24 mo.)