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Ages 2 To 3 years

Below are the program goals for children in our Toddler Program. Generally by the end of this stage, children may be  able To do the following:

Emotional Development

  • Begin To assist with dressing self (e.g. jacket, hat, etc.)
  • Care for some physical needs with supervision
  • Follow basic daily routines with staff assistance
  • Assist staff in putting some materials, toys and equipment in the proper place with supervision
  • Play alone and in small groups some of the time and with the total group occasionally
  • Deal with emotions in a way suitable for developmental level, most of the time
  • Respond To praise and suggestions from others
  • Make the transition from home To center with a minimum of anxiety

Social Development & Living

  • Participate in the total group some of the time
  • Share in a small group some of the time
  • Identify family members
  • Cooperate most of the time
  • Learn about some adult roles in the neighborhood (e.g. doctor, firefighter, etc.)

Physical Development / Gross Motor

  • Perform simple loco motor tasks, including walking forward and backward, running and jumping
  • Walk a few steps on a line on the floor
  • Throw a large ball at least two feet
  • Roll large and small balls
  • Perform simple somersaults with assistance
  • Manipulate large toys and wheeled equipment
  • Use some of the playground equipment (e.g. slide)
  • Begin To participate in simple group games

Fine Motor

  • Construct simple block structures
  • Stack at least three small objects (e.g. over two inches in diameter)
  • Complete 3-5 piece puzzle
  • Use crayons To create free-form designs
  • Practice turning book pages one at a time
  • Feed self using spoon and tumbler
  • Place pegs in pegboard, shapes into shape box, etc.
  • Begin To participate in simple group games

Cognitive Development

  • Use words “big” and “little”
  • Follow at least one direction
  • Recognize and name two colors
  • Identify familiar sounds in environment (e.g. car horn, baby cry, etc.)
  • Identify major body parts on own body
  • Name some familiar animals and identify the sounds they make (e.g. ducks quack)
  • Identify a missing part of an object in a picture (e.g car without wheels)
  • Identify functions of some familiar objects according To their use (e.g. furniture, food, clothing, etc.)

Language Development

  • Recognize own name and the name of caregiver
  • Give simple answers To questions
  • Identify some common objects and familiar people when names are given by staff
  • Name some familiar objects in his/her environment
  • Pronounce most words correctly (except for some articulation errors)
  • Express own needs and wants
  • Repeat a few simple finger plays
  • Relate a simple activity or event

Reading Readiness

  • Begin recognizing some letters of the alphabet
  • Recognize simple, common story characters (e.g. The Three Bears)
  • Tell what is happening in a simple picture
  • Retell a part of a familiar story
  • Listen To short stories
  • Attend To films, filmstrips, puppet shows, etc., appropriate To developmental level


  • Show concern and care for animals
  • Help plant and maintain simple plants (e.g. indoors and outdoors)
  • Identify some textures (e.g. hard, soft, fuzzy, etc.)
  • Identify some foods according To taste
  • Assist with a cooking experience
  • Learn about some insects (e.g. butterfly, ant, etc.)
  • Give simple descriptions of the weather (e.g. it’s raining, cloudy, hot, etc.)

Premath Skills

  • Use simple number songs, rhymes and finger plays
  • Indicate age in numbers of fingers and verbally
  • Rote count from 1-5
  • Sort like shapes (e.g. triangles, circles, squares, etc.)

Art, Music & Movement

  • Assist staff with care of art materials
  • Use some art media including crayons, markers, paints and play dough
  • Use paste with supervision
  • Use various art techniques with supervision, including collage and painting
  • Listen To music
  • Participate in simple singing games and songs
  • Use rhythm instruments
  • March To music
  • Use free-form movement and perform simple exercises To music
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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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