24 months to 3 years
Open Arms Child Development Center’s toddler rooms are designed to serve children between the ages of 24 months to 3 years. For Toddlers, care is at the ratio of six children per teacher, 1:6. Communication and academic skills are developed and self-help skills, such as table manners, toilet training, and dressing themselves are also taught. Social skills such as sharing toys and positive interactions with their peers are stressed throughout the day. The positive atmosphere in the toddler room enhances a child’s good feelings about himself and those around him.
Beginning in the Toddler rooms, each room has their own bathroom. For Toddlers this is ideal for potty training! A Toddler’s biggest transition is from diapers over to pull-ups and underwear. We will maintain your practices regarding potty training. When you think you and your child are ready to begin toilet training, we will assist you in accomplishing this skill for your child.
In an effort to prepare children for our preschool program, Toddlers are introduced to center play where they experience learning in a dramatic play area, block area, library area, and do sensory learning with sand, corn, play dough, etc. Toddlers also enjoy plenty of outdoor time so they can enjoy the warm summer days and snow in the winter!