A high-energy toddler program that lets them explore the world: Toddlers at Little Sprouts.
Ages: 15 months to 2 years, 9 months
Ratio: 2 teachers to 9 toddlers
Your toddler is busy exploring his new-found language and adding to his vocabulary everyday. This is the prime age to develop your child’s socialization skills so that he becomes a good sharer, communicator, and student in the years to come. Little Sprouts gives your child a head start by allowing him to interact with nurturing teachers and peers, and by teaching him how to be a good friend, citizen, and student.
In the dynamic environment of our toddler classrooms, your child will be motivated to explore and engage with the world around him. Our toddler child care approach includes a balance of child-directed and teacher-initiated opportunities, designed to instill a lifelong love of learning in your child.
Our passionate and energetic educators provide your toddler with a consistent routine and schedule, filled with exploration and introduction to new experiences. Regardless of developmental stage, each day is filled with laughter, reading, building self-sufficiency, and hands-on learning.
How our Budding Scholars approach helps your toddler grow:
Based on NAEYC’s Developmentally Appropriate Practices, our toddler program teaches the value and meaning of community. Your child and his classmates will join in collaborative activities, such as creating a collage for the whole classroom to see. Through dramatic play with a teacher, your child will also have fun taking on different roles, such as “I’m the Mommy, you’re the Daddy,” so that he will understand the perspectives of other people.
Our teachers encourage your child’s joy of expression and gives him plenty to talk about, by introducing a new theme every week. We spark discussion by reading stories and asking the children to talk about what is happening in the book. To further develop their communication skills, the children learn sign language and participate in fun group games such as 'Simon Says'.
Your child will begin to understand the concept of cause and effect by filling up and dumping out containers, as well as stacking and knocking down blocks. The children will also develop their recall skills, by 'drawing' a picture of a recent experience they had and describing what’s happening in the picture to their teacher.
As part of our Musical Sprouts program, Music Therapists from Berklee engage your child with dance and song, all while helping him achieve developmental milestones. In addition, we develop motor skills through weekly yoga and active games such as 'Going on a bear hunt'. To develop small muscle control, your child will also participate in fun, focused activities, such as stringing large beads, tearing paper for art projects, and squishing and molding play dough.
Before graduating from the toddler room, your child will be able to achieve specific milestones.
Learn more about the toddler milestones.
Your child will be regularly assessed to assure that he is meeting these developmental milestones and is progressing in his education.
Learn more about our assessment in the toddler room.