One Year Olds
For our "curious" one year olds, we continue to build
upon the foundation provided for our infants. For those
who need it, encouragement regarding pulling up and walking
is continued. There is a focus on words…introducing new
words and language skills according to the developmental
age of the child. Our staff continues to read and talk a
lot to our children. We play games and have many activities
that are instrumental in assisting children in developing
small and large motor skills. Focus is placed on learning
through music, singing and dancing. As with our infants,
there is lots of floor time. Toys that keep our children
intellectually stimulated are provided at our center. In
addition, equipment and activities that encourage climbing,
rolling and throwing balls, looking for hidden objects,
learning to feed him/herself, opening containers, stacking
objects, etc. are also a part of our one year olds program.
We focus on children knowing and saying their own name,
knowing and identifying basic body parts and other objects
making up their daily surrounding. Age appropriate cause
and effect is introduced.
We do understand that the attention span of one year olds
may not be long, so our program is geared towards formal
instruction in short time intervals. Our program for one
year olds is filled with fun and age appropriate learning
Parents will receive a daily status of their child's day.
This status gives a general description of their child's
disposition during the day, any developmental milestones
and any other pertinent information that the teacher deems
beneficial to the parent.