The ‘Toddler Room’ is designed to promote independence and critical thinking
The Toddler Room
Children aged 19 months – 3 years
Once comfortable with Tot Spot Academy, children enter the toddler room. Here they are encouraged to explore their independence, build upon their current knowledge and expand their skills. The Toddler Room is also equipped with baby carriers which allow toddlers who want to be carried to be carried. The toddler room has ample, open-ended toys and a dramatic play center that rotates based on the weekly theme. Our toddler program is evolving and based on the interests of the children in the room.
The Toddler Room follows a daily schedule which allows predictability and routine within the room. Toddlers actively participate in circle which includes stories, rhymes, finger plays, puppet shows and direct concept teaching experiences. Our toddlers are encouraged to participate in arts and craft time. Some of our projects are step-by-step in which each completed project looks similar while other projects are “open-ended” and the toddlers are encouraged to explore the materials in any way that they want.
Tot Spot Academy loves sensory experiences and believes that they should be a part of everyday learning. Our Toddler Room as a sensory bin which rotates between a variety of materials and toys such as a corn farm unit, black bean Halloween bin, kinetic sand ice-cream shop, water play, etc.
The Toddler Room has an in-room change table and hand washing sink. Toddlers nap in the toddler room with a noise machine and darkened room. Caregivers remain in the room at nap time. Toddlers are encouraged to nap on cots.
Training toilets are available for children who are in the beginning stages of toilet training. Children who are ready for toilet training are taken to the bathroom at regular intervals.