The Community School of the Park Cities has two toddler rooms with children ranging in age from 18 months to three years old. The toddlers follow a group schedule which includes circle time, center playtime, creative art, and other seasonal projects. The toddlers also have a weekly lesson plan which follows a theme created to help the children learn more about topics that they are interested in, as well as helping them to build more skills.
Toddlers are still babies in many ways, but they want very much to “do it myself.” Age-appropriate activities utilizing thematic units are offered to encourage the development of basic skills including letter, number, and shape recognition. The toddlers also have plenty of time to choose activities both inside and outside.
Throughout their time in the toddler room, the toddler teachers structure activities to help them meet the specific developmental milestones for their age group.