Toddlers

The toddler rooms are designed to provide a healthy, safe, stimulating environment to the active needs of the toddler age children (15 - 24 months). Toddlers need the freedom to explore their surroundings, yet follow a predictable, classroom schedule. Toddlers enjoy time to discover and play in designed center areas. Children at this age are exploring independence, peer socialization, and language development.

Toddler rooms have a wide variety age appropriate toys and equipment to dramatically recreate the world around them. An outside playground area, designed just for the toddlers, is a fun place to play. On rainy or cold days, the toddlers enjoy playing in the indoor gym.

The toddler rooms are adjoined by a restroom equipped with child sized sinks and toilets to aid in teaching self-help skills of handwashing and toilet training.  Other self-help skills encouraged in the toddler rooms are drinking from a cup with a lid and feeding themselves with eating utensils. The children sleep on cots during afternoon naptime. 

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Staff/Child Ratio    1:5

What we provide:

  • Feeding equipment
  • Cot sheets
     

What to Bring:

  • Disposable diapers
  • Wipes
  • Diaper rash ointment or crème*
  • Sunscreen*
  • Teething medication*
  • Two complete changes of clothing
  • Blanket
  • Water bottle

* DCFS requires a parent/guardian sign a permission slip before staff can apply any topical ointment.