TODDLERS

Ages 13 To 20 Months

Below are the program goals for children in our Young Toddler Program.

Emotional Development

  • Recognize self in mirror
  • Feed self
  • Play alone
  • Express affection To others
  • Briefly delay immediate needs and wants
  • Use imagination in play
  • Assert independence, sometimes
  • Help with simple chores
  • Be cooperative during dressing (e.g. coat)
  • Attend To a task for a brief time (e.g. 2-4 minutes)
  • Show interest in toileting

Social Development & Living

  • Parallel play with others
  • Imitate activities and actions
  • Share with others occasionally
  • Assist others with simple tasks, sometimes
  • Participate in a small group for short periods of time
  • Initiate social responses with people

Physical Development / Gross Motor

  • Bounce while sitting/standing
  • Kneel
  • Pull self To a standing position
  • Stand alone
  • Creep
  • Walk independently
  • Kick
  • Twist body
  • March
  • Throw a ball
  • Jump
  • Push/pull toys
  • Run
  • Pick up objects from the floor without falling

Fine Motor

  • Grasp
  • Shake
  • Point
  • Drop
  • Squeeze/bang/pound
  • Pull
  • Attempt To stack/build
  • Stir
  • Empty/fill
  • Pour
  • Scribble
  • Turn pages
  • Use a spoon
  • Paint

Cognitive Development

  • Respond To stimulus
  • Imitate behaviors/sounds
  • Explore own environment
  • Play with objects and toys
  • Point To three body parts (e.g. hair, eyes, nose, etc.)
  • Recognize own name
  • Respond To simple requests/directions
  • Name three objects (e.g. verbally)
  • Match and pattern
  • Remember some previous information

Language / Receptive Skills

  • Respond To sounds and locate their direction
  • Respond To own name
  • Identify simple sounds
  • Listen To short stories/look at simple picture books

Expressive Skills

  • Babble and chatter
  • Repeat sounds
  • Repeat simple words
  • Sometimes participate in simple songs and finger plays
  • Imitate single word communications

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  • Four Convenient Locations
  • Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
  • Area School Transportation
  • Hours: 6:30 a.m. To 6:00 p.m.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, & Snack
  • State Vouchers Accepted
  • Family Owned & Operated
  • School Age Summer Camp

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