The Right Balance of Responsive Care & Exploration
We understand that caregivers of Toddlers must continue to provide a safe, responsive, consistent, loving and supportive environment. At Magic Kinder Preschool, our toddlers are busy mastering walking, running, and other gross and fine motor skills in a classroom designed to encourage independence and socialization. They begin to establish friendships and self-help skills such as dressing themselves and eating with utensils, and their language skills develop rapidly! Toddlers begin to show a genuine interest in other children but their play is characteristically parallel rather than interactive. Our teachers are trained to guide them through choosing an activity that interests them and then allowing them to explore independently. They gain confidence by using their words and thoughts to interact in a group setting.
Their day is filled with hands-on activities that are engaging and interesting to active toddlers. They have many activities to choose from such as building, painting, sand and water play, play- dough, and housekeeping. Our Toddlers are assigned a primary caregiver to assist with all of their individual needs and their schedule is still based on their unique feeding and sleeping schedule.
Toddlers & Play: A Critical Step in Healthy Development
Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Play is important to healthy brain development. It is through play that children at a very early age engage and interact in the world around them. Play allows children to create and explore a world they can master, conquering their fears while practicing adult roles, sometimes in conjunction with other children or adult caregivers.
As they master their world, play helps children develop new competencies that lead to enhanced confidence and the resiliency they will need to face future challenges. Undirected play allows children to learn how to work in groups, to share, to negotiate, to resolve conflicts, and to learn self-advocacy skills. In this classroom, an active environment helps form a foundation for later learning. Teachers provide guided care, while little ones enjoy classroom areas for exploration and discovery.
The Magic Kinder Preschool Difference:
- Primary caregiver for each child
- Proactive, daily communication with parents
- An environment designed to enrich and challenge in absolute safety
- Focus on socialization, play and exploration
- Hands-on activities
- We exceed all state requirements for licensing
These energetic little ones are growing and learning, so we channel their energy into positive learning moments by giving them ample room to move and explore. Toddlers receive encouragement and guidance toward the growth of their physical skills and emerging milestones.