Toddler Three – 30 months and up

Bright Beginnings Academy Preschool Cherry Hill, NJ


The oldest toddler program at Bright Beginnings Academy in Sicklerville, NJ is much more than toddler child care - we begin teaching 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
  • Creative thinking skills and encouragement of creativity through move advanced arts and crafts activities
  • Musical skills through lullabies, singing and rhythm instruments
  • Physical skills and hand-eye coordination with games using throwing, stacking, building, climbing, hopping, creative movement and riding toys
  • Discovery and expression of their feelings and senses
  • Social and emotional skills through kindness, independence, team play and sharing
  • Plenty of outdoor play and discovery or indoor play when weather doesn't cooperate


7:00 - 9:00 am Arrival and Greetings - Toddlers arrive and, along with their families, are greeted by the staff. Physical needs  such as toileting will occur as needed.

9:00 - 9:15 am Circle Time - Toddlers begin their day participating in circle time with their whole group. Daily activities may include: puppet shows, storytelling, singing, finger plays, morning messages, and discussions of the theme of the week.

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

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 eat the lunches they brought with them in small groups. After lunch, children enjoy quiet story telling time. Toileting is done individually, as needed, while children prepare for nap time.

12:30 - 3:00 pm Nap Time - During nap time soft music is played by caregivers while the children sleep. Any toddlers who wake during nap time enjoy independent, quiet activities.

3:00 - 3:20 pm Afternoon Snack / Daily Needs Routine - When toddlers begin waking up from their nap, they will be toileted individually. After which, they are served a healthy snack provided by Bright Beginnings Academy.

3:20 - 3:40 pm Gross Motor Play (Outdoor / Indoor) - Toddlers will then be taken for outdoor play time (weather permitting) or indoor Gym time. Activities may include ball play, small riding toys and playground equipment.

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