We use developmental checklist to ensure that our toddlers are reaching particular milestones in their development. On our checklist, we have included such areas as:
· Fine Motor Skills
· Gross Motor Skills
· Physical Coordination
· Language Skills
· Social Interaction
Toddlers need to feel secure and able to explore their environment through all of their senses. Toddlers are learning that they are individuals and practice their independence often. At KNA, we encourage toddlers to explore their environment by making it safe and nurturing.
As our toddlers learn to communicate and relate to their new found individualism, our teachers will enhance the learning process by providing activities that encourage body movement, language acquisition and beginning social development. Our toddler classrooms are set up to allow the toddler to take an active role in their day-to-day routines. Manipulatives, puzzles, books and interest centers in the classroom encourage toddlers to make choices relevant to their interest and their individual developmental stage.