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 Ms. Jenny with Growing with Music: a lively, hands-on music experience tailored to the needs of each classroom.
Weekly Stretch-n-Grow: non-stop fitness fun that emphasizes large muscle groups, motor skills, coordination, balance, flexibility and aerobic activities
Seasonal Here We Grow! curriculum with Ms. Jill: hands on nutrition and garden activities led by our on site Food and Nutrition Director.