7:30-7:45 Meet and greet the children/free play
7:45-8:00 Tidy up and get ready for outside
8:00-9:00 Outdoor play
9:00-9:15 Come in, undress from outside put on indoor shoes and wash for a snack
9:15-9:30 Snack time
9:30-10:45 Bathroom routine and Free play which includes tabletop, sensory, creative time, music and movement
10:45-11:20 Tidy up for lunch, another bathroom routine, remove shoes for nap time, set up cots, and set tables for lunch while the children have circle time
11:45-12:00 Wash up and get on our cots
12:00-2:30 Nap time. (Most are up prior to this time so we take them in small groups to the bathroom and get them ready for outside)
2:30-3:45 Outside time
3:45-4:00 Undress from outside put on indoor shoes and wash our hands
4:30-5:30 Free play
5:30-6:00 Tidy and quiet activities such as stories and songs
Please note: Our schedules are flexible to meet the daily needs and interests of the children.
We believe that children learn through the relationships in their lives, the experiences provided for them, and through play in a safe and stimulating environment.
The toddler room is set up with calm colours, and comfortable child sized furniture. Our room is divided into distinct learning areas (book/quiet area, block/building area, kitchen dramatic play). We also provide them with a variety of different activities and experiences at tables.This gives each child the opportunity to choose what he/she would like to do.
It is crucial to us that your child feels safe and free to be her/himself. Our goal is to ensure a trusting and nurturing relationship with each child. We strive to have an open relationship with parents/guardians, built on respect, trust, and positive communication.
We like to think of our day care as a home away from home. The toddler stage of life (18 -30 months) can be a very emotional ride. They are little people that are continuing to learn every day. They are learning to move, to talk, teething…
We want to help them regulate their emotions because they are not yet able to do this on their own. In an emergent setting, we try to give the toddlers as much opportunity as possible to “choose” things for themselves, and let us know what they want, need, or are interested in.