Our toddler rooms are designed with safety, comfort, and low stress in mind. We have low ratios that allow our teachers to engage in group learning and provide each child ample one on one time. Toddlers are walking, running and starting to explore the world around them. They’ll also enjoy playing outside (weather permitting)!
Activities, Evaluations and Notes
At Benjamin Thomas Academy we pride on our education. Our trained teachers will help stimulate the development and creativity of your child in a variety of ways…
- Physical Development: Very young children develop at a fast pace and require gross motor activities to help build and fine-tune their motor function. We offer multiple developmental activities for our toddlers. Before graduating to our early preschool program your toddler will master running, eating using a spoon, grasping objects, and using their finger to thumb motion to pick up small items.
- Intellectual Stimulation: Through verbal exchanges, singing songs, playing music, and imitating sounds we encourage your toddler to explore the world around them. We also encourage exploring objects of varying size, shape, color, texture, and sound.
- Social Development: By interacting with familiar people and each other, toddlers at Benjamin Thomas Academy will receive reassurance and nurturing at all times. Our caregivers offer a gentle touch and a calm voice while encouraging friendly play. In addition to your child’s growing vocabulary, your toddler will also be taught sign language. Sign language reduces the frustration of being unable to communicate for children and their parents.
In order for us to track your child’s developmental progress, we evaluate each child throughout the year. We use these evaluations to plan appropriate curriculum for each classroom. We can review areas that have been mastered, and work harder on areas that have not yet been mastered. Evaluations are available to the parents at any time and copies will be sent home at the end of each semester. We will also schedule parent teacher conferences at the end of each semester. If the need arises please feel free to schedule a parent teacher conference at any point during the semester by contacting the director.
Artistic Logistics’ the natural abilities and talents within each child is one way Benjamin Thomas Academy helps your child become well-rounded. Drawing, music, and dance encourage self-expression and enrich the classroom experience.