Our Toddler program is play-based with developmentally appropriate activities. The Acorn class has a ratio of 5:1 with three teachers, and the Sprouts class has a ration of 8:1 with two teachers. Catered lunches, diapers and wipes are included. Teachers are pursueing the Silver Level in the ExceleRate Program from Illinois Action for Children.
- Acorns: 18 mo - 2 1/2 yrs
- Sprouts: 2 1/2 yrs - 3+ yrs
Tips for Toddlers:
When children are having a melt down its best to walk away and ignore, but stay close by. When they have calmed down suggest an alternative activity or start playing with one of their toys and invite the child to join you. Distracting the child has a calming effect and giving them an alternative activity will usually work. Counting when they are able also helps the child refocus.