THE PUPPIES’ PAD &

THE DUCKLING POND

9 - 26 months

The Puppies’ Pad & Duckling Pond creates a safe environment that encourages curiosity and discovery through a variety of activities and toys. The teaching staff fosters loving relationships with the children, providing a sense of security.

 

Young toddlers are just beginning to venture out and explore the world around them. Their developing vocabulary allows them to begin to communicate their wants and needs. As their muscles develop, they can do more “by themselves.”

Curriculum

 

– Social Skills, including an awareness of themselves and their feelings, awareness of others through listening and sharing, interactions with loving adults, and guided play with their peers.


– Language skills through stories, fingerplays, songs, and conversations with their teachers and their friends.


– Gross and fine motor skills, including climbing stairs, hopping, running, using a spoon, throwing a ball, holding a crayon, and stacking.

– Thinking skills through counting, music, art, pretending, and problem-solving.

Sample Schedule 

Young Toddlers // 7:15 am – 5:30pm
 

7:15 – 9:00 – Arrival and self-directed learning centers:
fine motor, art, music, blocks, books, dramatic play, nature/science, sand/water.


9:00 – 10:30 – Self-directed learning centers:
fine motor, art, music, blocks, books, dramatic play, nature/science, sand/water.
Music and Movement Activity.
Diapering/toileting as needed.
Snack as wanted.


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


10:30 – 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: arts and crafts, stories, songs, learning games.


11:30 – 12:30 – Lunch
Diapering/toileting as needed.


12:30 – 3:00 – Naptime.


3:00 – 3:45 – Wake up, diapering/toileting, snacks as wanted.


3:45 – 4:15 – Outdoor Play: sand/water, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, active group games.


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.

Tadpoles is available for this program!

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"All the teachers at Chelten make you feel welcome and that your children are in the most loving hands. I willingly recommend Chelten to anyone!"

–Christina, mother of Aidan, age 4

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Dresher, PA 19025

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