The Toddler Room at The Learning Ladder creates a fun and nurturing environment for your children. We meet the needs of the children by using positive language, speaking at their level, and providing activities that promote learning and exploration. The staff/child ratio is 1 to 7 (one staff member for every 7 toddlers)
Each child will have their labeled cot for nap. We ask that you bring a blanket for your child and you may bring a small pillow or stuffed animal for a comfort item as well. We ask that you bring them home at the end of the week to be washed.
Bathroom time occurs every two hours, unless otherwise needed. Potty training is discussed at enrollment.
The children participate in activities daily. The activities include circle time, art, songs, story time, dramatic play, science and large motor/outside time. We provide a weekly lesson plan on our toddler news board of the activities we are doing and one is also sent home every week. (Activities are subject to change in accordance to weather.) Older toddlers will enjoy short walks outside from time to time when the weather permits.
The toddler room has a wide range of age-appropriate toys. We provided manipulative, small blocks, lacing toys, puzzles and many activities for small-motor development. We provide a quiet area with books, dolls and stuffed animals. We provide a large assortment of musical toys and other age- appropriate toys for development. A playground is available outside, weather permitting.
The Learning Ladder provides breakfast, a mid-morning snack, and an afternoon snack. Bag lunches must be provided by the parent, and must provide one-third of the child’s daily nutritional needs as specified by the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
We ask that you bring the following for your toddler: diapers or pull-ups, diaper ointment, sun block, extra clothes (appropriate for the weather), outside shoes and a blanket.
Daily schedules are posted on the Parent Information Board