Welcome to Turtle Rock!

Children in the Toddler Room are between 16 months and 33 months.

Our ideal child-teacher ratio is one teacher for every five toddlers.

One, two, three go! is the name of the game in the Toddler Room. These little ones need a safe and fascinating space to run, play and excite their natural curiosity. They climb, jump, and parallel play with friends, while learning to share, color, paint, give big hugs and wash their hands.

The toddler program offers your child the opportunity to explore, sing, dance, talk, and play—inside and out. Breakfast, lunch and snack are served at tables and chairs with cups, plates and spoons and everyone clears their plate when they’re done. Toddlers learn to go potty and work on dressing themselves.  Each afternoon, the toddlers snuggle up with a favorite blanket or lovey, wind down with soft music and take a nap on individual cots. Your child will do all of this with encouragement, redirection and gentle reminders of how to be a good friend, helper and listener. We keep them entertained, engaged, learning and most of all safe, loved and well cared for.

Your toddler’s day could include:

  • Songs: dance, clap and sing-a-long songs

  • Sign language: helping to communicate needs as their vocabulary grows

  • The gym/playground: plenty of space for exploring, indoors and out

  • Art: painting, collages, drawing, coloring and more

  • Talking: practicing new words and expressing themselves

  • Puzzles: developing fine motor skills and problem-solving

  • Sensory play: discovering the world using all five senses

  • Stories: books, felt boards, puppets and more

  • Lap time: hugs, snuggles, and plenty of personal attention

  • Meals: freshly made food, often featuring ingredients from our own garden

  • Outside time (weather permitting): once or twice each day on the playground and in the garden

  • Weekly music class with Mrs. Jean: a lively, hands-on music experience including instruments, puppets, books, game pieces, shapes and more

  • Weekly Stretch-n-Grow: non-stop fitness fun that emphasizes large muscle groups, motor skills, coordination, balance, flexibility and aerobic activity

  • Monthly garden and food sustainability class with Ms. Kathy from Fare Table

 

Our toddler room includes some of the most engaging story-tellers you will ever meet!

Our toddler room includes some of the most engaging story-tellers you will ever meet!

The toddler room is always changing--with artwork, pictures and interactive experiences made by the children.

The toddler room is always changing--with artwork, pictures and interactive experiences made by the children.

Activities encourage creativity, self-expression and fun.

Activities encourage creativity, self-expression and fun.