Researchers have documented that encouraging a toddler’s verbal communication is important for ongoing development. Speaking slowly and with careful enunciation helps a toddler distinguish individual words. The Rollins Child Development Center places a very strong focus on language development. Utilizing the HighScope Curriculum as a guide, the teacher will be able to support language development, independence and cognitive awareness in the young toddler. Faith focused opportunities that include prayer, Christian songs, and Bible stories will be a part of each young toddler’s day. By combining music, sign language, foreign language, art and stories into daily routines, young toddlers will have many opportunities to build confidence and language success. Toddlers will be encouraged to investigate the classroom environment exploring texture, and size along with shapes and weight through a variety of hands on activities. Climbing, pushing, pulling and walking both indoors and outdoors will encourage gross motor development. Building with blocks offers assistance to the emerging learner with small motor skill needed to prepare for writing, math and painting.
Young toddlers will eat meals family style encouraging conversations with friends while exploring new tastes and smells. Rest time and diapering will also be part of the young toddler’s day. All toddlers will have the opportunity to form a strong bond of trust with their assigned care giver. This bond is known to encourage wonderful opportunities to share and promote vocalization. Along with quiet moments to listen to soft lullabies young toddlers will be exposed to many positive interactions.
Young toddlers will be exposed to valuable concepts of socialization and sharing through carefully chosen activities that include sing alongs and circle time.
Older Toddlers (Twos)
Research has proven that sensory experiences and social interactions with supportive adults will help your toddler develop thinking abilities. At the Rollins Child Development Center, toddlers will be immersed in an environment that is rich and stimulating both emotionally and intellectually.
The HighScope Curriculum encourages dialogue that is shown to lay the foundation for strong phonics development as teachers support opportunities that build language skills and critical thinking. These skills will help prepare a toddler to read, write and learn mathematical concepts essential for later learning and growth. Important faith based opportunities that include prayer, Christian songs, and Bible stories will be part of each child’s day. Gathering together in circle time supports the developed theory that recalling from memory, sharing, identifying songs and expressing emotion are necessary to the continued development of children in this age group. Our faith based atmosphere will be a gentle and caring way to support this development and encourage kindness and sharing.
Toddlers will “work” in small groups with their assigned teacher to begin holding a crayon, using safety scissors, sorting and counting and recognizing familiar objects. Developing a passion for art, music and foreign language are key components of this developmental time and each Rollins Child Development Center teacher understands these very important activities. Family style dining, outdoor play, a print rich area, the sensory table and lots of conversation expand this inspirational environment for an emerging learner.
Plaese call the center for updated information:
The Center Will Tuesday, January 3, 2017.
676 Henderson Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120
Fax: (678) 719-4003