TODDLER PROGRAM Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan

Kids Connection Care And Education offers a developmental program (Toddler Program) with a nurturing and safe environment for children. The program focus is on the individual needs of the children as well as the group needs. Overall, the toddler program reflects a philosophy of positive self-esteem, health, independence and a spirit of sharing, within an environment, which is sensitive to the multicultural needs of the community.

Programming is done on a daily basis, based on the needs and interests of the children. We use The Humanic Developmental Assessment Tool in order to set goals for the children to learn and master through activities and learning opportunities provided for them. This is done in various learning areas. Contact Us to find out more about our Toddler Program serving Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan.

BLOCK CENTRE

Toddler Program Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan Toddler Program - Richmond Hill, Markham and Vaughan Purpose

Children’s use contributes to their:
Verbal
Perceptual
Quantitative
Memory
Spatial development
Motor skills
Imagination

Children learn best through hands-on experiences, and block play is a valuable part of cognitive development in preschoolers. Using blocks, children can piece together shapes to create a bigger picture, whether it is a representation of something they have seen or from their imagination.

CREATIVE ARTS CENTRE

Toddler Program Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan Toddler Program - Richmond Hill, Markham and Vaughan Purpose

Encourages children's exploration through different mediums and develops:
Fine motor skills
Visual perception
Eye-hand co-ordination
Organization
Manipulative satisfaction


Art promotes creativity, builds self confidence, promotes group interaction and produces individual projects by child.

SCIENCE AND DISCOVERY CENTRE

Toddler Program Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan
Purpose

To promote:
Exploration of the natural & physical world
Creative thinking
Problem solving
Identifying
Gathering information
Finding solutions
Evaluation outcomes



Toddlers test the environment to see what happens when, for example, they drop a toy out of their highchair or play with the water in a water table and scoop rice with scoopers. This drive for discovery continues to develop as they grow and become more adventurous in the things that they try.

TECHNOLOGY CENTRE

Toddler Program Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan Toddler Program - Richmond Hill, Markham and Vaughan Purpose

Computers encourage:
Open and extending children's thinking
Cognitive development
Visual, auditory and kinetic abilities
Awareness of cause and effect
Exploration of relationships
Associations between objects and events



Technology in our programs includes the use of Leap Pad, CD/Books and Stories, Computers that allows children to interact with each other

LOGICAL CONCEPTS CENTRE

Toddler Program Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan Toddler Program - Richmond Hill, Markham and Vaughan Purpose

Encourages learning through:
Classification
Seriation
Quantity and Number concepts
Temporal concepts (past, present and future)
Spatial concepts
Conservation

Stacking blocks and mixing coloured pasta encourages logical-thinking concepts, reasoning and cognitive problem solving…..the learning that occurs is a by product of play.

DAILY LIVING CENTRE

Toddler Program Science & Discovery Center Toddler Program Vaughan, Markham and Richdmon HillPurpose

Gives opportunity to:
Develop self awareness
Understand relationships
Develop language skills
Enjoy the world of fantasy
Explore and manipulate adult tools and materials
Relive past experiences

Through dramatic play children enhances their social/emotional, physical, language and cognitive and engages children in both life and learning opportunities.

QUIET THINKING CENTRE

Toddler Program - Solving PuzzlesPurpose

To promote literacy skills through:
Books
Puzzles
Table-top materials (i.e.) letters
Words that promote visual perceptual abilities
Spatial Concepts
Left to right progression
Visual tracking

Allows children to identify and name simple objects, sort and classify toys by color, shape and size. Books allow children to develop early language skills through nursery rhymes, flannel board stories and puppets.

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