Young Toddler Room: 13 to 24 months
The young toddler is learning to move about independently and is learning to take risks as they explore the world around them. As teachers and caregivers, we support and encourage the children to discover the world around them at their own pace and comfort level. Once children become mobile, they begin to explore their world in a whole new way. According to child development theorists Jean Piaget, infants and toddlers are in the sensory/motor stage of cognitive development and are learning primarily through movement and their five senses. Making daily discoveries and practicing new skills is an integral part of daily life at DDELC for the toddler group.
DDELC’s young toddler program focuses on four areas: Fostering a secure attachment through primary caregiving, demonstrating a respect for the child, developing early communication skills and learning through play.