Toddler Childcare Program
Childcare for children 16 months to 33 months
Fraser School®’s toddler childcare program provides guided, developmentally appropriate activities, combined with nurturing childcare. As a quality childcare center, we strive to maintain child-to-staff ratio of 5:1 or 6:1 ratio for toddlers, based upon criteria set forth by the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation.
Our toddler curriculum balances each child’s individual needs, while stressing early socialization skills.
- All toddler classroom schedules include individual playtime where children can explore their environment, and teachers can facilitate learning and social skills.
The schedule also includes short group times, where children sit together and hear stories or sing.
- Teachers provide various experiences with music, movement, and exploration, twice per week.
- There are snack/mealtimes, gross motor time (in the gym or on the playground), nap time, and diapering/toileting times.
Much of a toddler’s developmental growth involves learning communication.
- Whether that communication involves oral language or sign language, children’s vocabularies increase exponentially during the toddler years.
Another area of growth for toddlers includes the identity of self and gaining independence.
- Toddlers practice skills like self-feeding, self-soothing, and possibly even early toileting attempts.
Families who do not need childcare but want an early childhood beginning program can enroll their child from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., two days a week, three days a week, or five days a week.