Older Toddlers

THE LAMBS’ MEADOW (26–36 months)

Older toddlers are developing autonomy and beginning to declare their independence. This is a time of rapid growth as they are busy learning language, social skills, how to control their impulses and how to move their bodies with more coordination.

In the Lambs’ Meadow, your child will have lots of opportunities to make choices, try new activities, and develop social relationships. The teaching staff provides guidance and support as children navigate social relationships and learn to manage their emotions.

Schedule

Sample Schedule for  Older Toddlers / 7:15 am – 5:30 pm

7:15 – 9:30 – Children arrive and participate in self-directed learning centers: fine motor, art, music, blocks, books, dramatic play, nature/science, sand/water.

  • Diapering/toileting as needed.
  • Snack as wanted.

9:30 – 10:00 – Outdoor play: sand/water, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, active group games.

10:00 – 11:30 – Self-directed learning centers: fine motor, art, music, blocks, books, dramatic play, nature/science, sand/water.

  • Diapering/toileting as needed.
  • Lesson/Group activity: table project, stories, songs, learning games.

11:30 – 11:45 – Circle Time:  Stories, songs, fingerplays

11:45 – 12:30 – Lunch

  • Diapering/toileting as needed.

12:30 – 2:45 – Naptime.

2:45 – 3:15 – Wake up, diapering/toileting, snacks as wanted.

3:15 – 3:45 – Outdoor Play: sand/water, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, active group games.

3:45 – 4:15 – Self-directed learning centers: fine motor, art, music, blocks, books, dramatic play, nature/science, sand/water.

4:15 – 5:30 – Younger and Older Toddlers combined as parents arrive.

  • Self-directed learning centers: fine motor, art, music, blocks, books, dramatic play, nature/science

Curriculum

In the Lamb’s Meadow, your child will be developing:

  • Gross motor skills including: throwing a ball, running, jumping, and climbing.
  • Fine motor skills including: scribbling, using a spoon and fork, stringing beads and stacking blocks.
  • Self-help skills including: dressing themselves, washing their own hands, cleaning up toys, and using the bathroom.
  • Social skills including: cooperative interactions with others during group play, listening and sharing skills, and empathy for others.
  • Cognitive skills including: counting, imaginative play, shape and color recognition, and matching.
  • Language skills through stories, fingerplays, songs and conversations with their teachers and friends.

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