Toddler Three – 32 to 42 months

Bright Beginnings Academy Preschool Cherry Hill, NJ


The older toddler program at Bright Beginnings Academy in Cherry Hill, NJ is much more than day care - we start teach your child in a semi-classroom setting!!

The curriculum is geared toward increasing learning stamina and transitioning the children into a fully structured scholastic program. Our teaching staff combines structured learning activities with free play within our classroom centers.  

Toddlers who complete this program will be prepared to enter preschool.


We Focus On: 

  • Language skills through comprehension games, nursery rhymes, stories, and detailed one-on-one conversations
  • Musical skills through lullabies, singing and rhythm instruments
  • Creative thinking skills and encouragement of creativity through move advanced arts and crafts activities
  • Physical skills and hand-eye coordination with games using throwing, stacking, building, climbing, hopping, creative movement and riding toys
  • Social and emotional skills through kindness, independence, team play and sharing
  • Discovery and expression of senses and feelings
  • Plenty of outdoor play and discovery


7:00 - 9:00 am Arrival and Greetings - Toddlers arrive. They, and their families, are greeted by the staff. Physical need routines such as pull-up changes and toileting occur as needed.

9:00 - 9:15 am Circle Time - Toddlers enjoy circle time with their whole group. Activities change each day and may include: storytelling, finger plays, puppets and singing, morning messages and discussions, and an introduction of the theme of the week.

9:15 - 9:55 am Creative Art / Activity Centers - Toddlers may choose activities from the various centers such as block building, role-play and dress up games, sensory play, and creative art exploration.

9:55 - 10:25 am Potty Break / Snack - Toddlers enjoy a healthy snack, provided by Bright Beginnings Academy, in small groups. We take the children to the restrooms in groups as well as individually to ensure practice of the potty process.

10:25 - 10:45 am Music & Movement - Toddlers will enjoy learning finger plays, songs, Nursery Rhymes etc while dancing to all their favorite tunes as well as introducing them to different types of music. The use of musical instruments is a big part of their day.

10:45 - 11:15 am Gross Motor Play (Outdoor Play / Gym Play) - Toddlers will spend small group time with their caregivers playing in the playground, using the sandbox, playing with bubbles, or taking a walk. When the weather is not permitting us to go outdoors our T-3 students will enjoy their gross motor play in our indoor all purpose room.

11:15 - 11:45 am Developmental Activities / Manipulative Play - Toddlers will spend small group time enjoying developmental activities that will work on Sensory Motor Development, Advancing Language Development, Social-Personal Development and Cognitive Development.

11:45 - 12:00pm Potty Break / Clean-up for Lunch.

12:00 - 12:30 pm Lunch - Toddlers are given their lunches and eat independently in small groups. After lunch, children enjoy quiet story telling time. Toileting is done as needed and children prepare for nap time.

12:30 - 3:00 pm Nap Time - During nap time caregivers play soft music while the children sleep. Toddlers who are awake during this time enjoy looking at books and other quiet activities.

3:00 - 3:20 pm Afternoon Snack / Daily Needs Routine - Toddlers will begin waking up from a nap. They will be toileted individually as they awaken, after which they are served a healthy snack.

3:20 - 3:40 pm Gross Motor Play (Outdoor / Indoor) - Outdoor play time (weather permitting) or indoor Gym time is next for the toddlers. Activities may include small riding toys, ball play and playground equipment.

4:00 – 6:00pm Quiet Activities / Dismissal - Toddlers engage in quiet activities such are reading, coloring, or building. Caregivers share information of the child’s day with a parent.