WHY CHOOSE THE BBA TODDLER TWO PROGRAM IN OUR CHERRY HILL, NJ PRESCHOOL?
This bridge toddler program at Bright Beginnings Academy in Cherry Hill, NJ is a unique program that allows for the great differences in how and when toddlers reach their milestones.
The two years that a child is a toddler may include the most intellectual and emotional development, all while improving their new gross and fine motor skills. We believe that each child should be able to progress at their own pace and should remain in an environment with a curriculum geared towards other toddlers at their level. The toddler two curriculum begins to introduce concepts that children will see in our Toddler Three program, but at a slower pace.
Toddlers will enter this program as the reach certain milestones, but haven't aged into the Toddler Three program. When they complete this program they will be ready for our advanced Toddler program, which prepares them for the structure of a preschool classroom.
PRIMARY GOALS OF OUR TODDLER TWO PROGRAM:
We Focus On:
- A daily routine geared to increase attention-span stamina with nurturing caregivers
- Language skills through games, nursery rhymes, stories, group circle time
- Musical skills using singing and rhythm instruments
- Creativity encouragement during arts and crafts projects
- Physical skills with repetitive activities to gain confidence, improve eye-hand coordination and dexterity
- Social and emotional skills through kindness, sharing and the discovery of feelings
- Plenty of outdoor play and discovery
TODDLER DAY CARE DAILY SCHEDULE 24 MONTHS TO 36 MONTHS
7:00 - 9:00 am Arrival and Greetings - Toddlers arrive and are greeted by the staff. Parents relay important information to the caregiver such as individual feeding needs, pick-up schedules and any other special needs for that child. Physical need routines such as feeding, diapering, and toileting occur as needed.
9:00 - 9:15 am Circle Time - Toddlers enjoy circle time in their whole group which may include storytelling, finger plays, puppets, singing, morning messages and discussions.
9:15 - 9:55 am Creative Art / Activity Centers - Toddlers may choose activities from the various centers such as dramatic play, sensory play, block building and creative art exploration.
9:55 - 10:25 am Potty Break / Snack - Toddlers enjoy a healthy snack in their small groups. We take the children to the restrooms in groups as well as individually to ensure practice and exposure to the potty process.
10:25 - 10:45 am Music & Movement - Toddlers will enjoy learning finger plays, songs, Nursery Rhymes etc while jumping and dancing around the room to all their favorite tunes. 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 taking a walk, playing in the playground, sandbox, and bubble play. When the weather is not permitting us to go outdoors our T-2 students will enjoy their gross motor play in the gym.
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, Language Development, Social-Personal Development and Cognitive Development.
11:45 - 12:00pm Diapering / Potty Break / Clean-up for Lunch.
12:00 - 12:30 pm Lunch - Toddlers are fed lunch provided by their parents. After lunch, children enjoy quiet story telling time. Diapering and toileting are 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 because they may have napped earlier 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 diapered/toileted individually as they awaken. Children are served snack and get ready for Playtime.
3:20 - 3:40 pm Gross Motor Play (Outdoor / Indoor) - Outdoor play time (weather permitting) or indoor Gym time for the toddlers. Activities may include bubble play, small riding toys, ball play and playground equipment.
4:00 – 6:00pm Quiet Activities / Dismissal - Toddlers engage in quiet activities. Caregivers share information of the child’s day with a parent.