1 Year Old Class
Toddlers learn by experiencing the environment through their senses (seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling and touching), by physically moving around, and through social interaction. The children are given ample opportunities to practice newly acquired skills and to experience feelings of autonomy and success. Opportunities are provided for multi-sensory experiences aimed at delighting, as well as sparking and satisfying curiosity. Flexibility and spontaneity throughout the day help in strengthening each child’s individual capabilities at various stages of development.
Although a significant part of their development is learning and acquiring social skills, toddlers are not able to understand the concept of sharing. Age-appropriate toys are available at all times in order to encourage self-directed play and imagination. Simple art projects are introduced to toddlers, while songs, stories, and finger plays are recited often in each age group. Weather permitting, all toddlers and the older infants have daily outdoor playtime.