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Adventure center offers two toddler programs: a young toddler program, and an older toddler program. Both programs are listed below. The younger toddler program is listed first.

Young Toddler Program

Much time is spent in toddler groups helping children learn social and self-help skills. Children at this age need patience and guidance in learning how to get along with each other. They have limited language skills and little experience in resolving conflicts with each other.

Weekly activity plans are posted on the parent board. Activities are based on the abilities of the group. Typical activities in our toddler room include:

Art Activities
  • Easel painting
  • Finger painting
  • Cool Whip art
  • Free drawing
  • Collages
  • Marble art
Songs/Fingerplays
  • Wheels on the Bus
  • ABC’s
  • Itsy Bitsy Spider
  • Five Little Monkeys
  • Row Row Row Your Boat
Fine Motor Activities
  • Blocks/Legos
  • Play dough
  • Sand/water table
Gross Motor Activities
  • Balls
  • Climbers
  • Riding toys and push toys

Young Toddler Room Daily Schedule
Time Activity
6:30-8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 Teacher and child directed play
9:00 Gross motor activities
9:30 Snack
10:00 Creative art activities and child directed play
10:45 Outside (weather permitting) or indoor gross motor
11:30 Lunch
12:00 Free play
1:00 Nap prep and nap
3:00 Gross motor activities
3:30 Snack
4:00 Outside (weather permitting) or indoor gross motor

Special Experiences/Plan to offer this week:
  MON TUES WED THUR FRI
Indoor Experiences Rice Table
Sound Bingo
Water Table
Story Books
Junk Bucket
Sign Language Cards
Make Cheese Bread
Magic Bag
Playdough
Teacher Books
Outdoor Experiences Big Books Dress Up Magic Bag Bubbles Musical Instruments
Thoughts for next week Take the easel outside



Older Toddler Program

Much time is spent in toddler groups helping children to learn social and self-help skills. Children at this age need patience and guidance in learning how to get along with each other. The staff in our toddler programs teach by example, suggest alternative ways of handling conflict, and help give the children the words they need to express themselves and communicate with each other.

Older toddlers are assisted in toilet training when they begin to show an interest. A relaxed approach is used, along with positive reinforcement. Children are never scolded or shamed during this process (or ever), as those techniques are not acceptable in our program.

Weekly activity plans are posted on the parent board. Activities are based on the abilities of the group. Typical activities in our toddler room include:

Art Activities
  • Easel painting 
  • Finger painting
  • Stamping
  • Free drawing
  • Paint with ice
  • Water color painting
Songs/Fingerplays
  • Brown Bear
  • ABC’s
  • If You're Happy and You Know It
  • Five Little Monkeys
  • Row Row Row Your Boat
Fine Motor Activities
  • Puzzles
  • Play dough
  • Silly Putty
Gross Motor Activities
  • Walk and Stop (Run, Gallop, Tiptoe, March)
  • Climbers
  • Obstacle Course

Older Toddler Room Daily Activities
Time Activity
6:30-8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 Teacher and child directed play
9:30 Gross motor activities (outside or gym)
10:00 Snack
10:30 Creative art actiites and child directed play
11:30 Outside (weather permitting) or indoor gross motor
12:00 Lunch
12:30 Nap prep/nap
3:30
Snack
4:00 Outside (weather permitting) or indoor gross motor
   

Older Toddler Room Sample Lesson Plan
Skill Area Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Teacher Directed Activity Easel Painting Rice Table Sponge Art Playdough Coloring with Markers
Fine Motor Legos Scissors Puzzles Dinosaurs Stringing Beads
Child Directed Activity Dress-up Yellow Road Cars/People Rescue Props Pegs and Peg Boards Food Props
Group Snowflake Song Story Can Children's Choice Itsy Bitsy Spider Magic Bag
Gross Motor Parachute Obstacle Course Outside Riding Toys Outside