Kids Connection Care and Education offers a developmentally appropriate Toddler Program for children ages 18 months – 30 months. The children in our Toddler program have many opportunities in a learning environment that is influenced by our continuous study of “How Does Learning Happen”. We view each child as being competent, capable and curious. Our program is built on the foundations of belonging, well-being, engagement and expression.
These foundations are a vision for all children’s future potential and what they should experience every day. Strong connections with families, educators and the environment are vital for the healthy growth and development of young children in our program. Our 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 a nurturing environment, which is sensitive to the multicultural needs of the community.
To help our children and their families feel a sense of belonging we are asking our families to bring in a family photo which will be added to our “My Family” wall.
Please ensure ALL of your child’s belongings are labeled including diapers, wipes, extra clothing and back pack. Communicate any special request, questions and concerns with your child’s teachers.
This is what a typical day with our Toddlers may look like. It teaches the children a sense of routine and consistency throughout their day. The schedule is flexible to the children’s interests, needs, and ideas. For your child to benefit from our program we ask that children arrive by 9:00 am
Sample Fall/Winter Schedule
7:00 Welcome/Centres open & Free Play
7:30-8:30 Morning snack open
8:45-9:00 Diaper/Washroom Routine, Tidy Up & Cloak Room Routine
9:00-10:00 Outdoor Play
10:00-11:00 Mid-morning Snack/AM program Open
11:00-11:15 Diaper/Washroom Routine, Tidy Up AM Program
11:15-11:30 Circle Time/Small Group Learning
11:30-12:15 Lunch Time
12:30-2:30 Nap Time/Quiet Time for children who do not sleep (activities offer)
2:30-3:15 Wake-Up/Diaper Routine/Cloak Room
3:15-4:15 Outdoor Play-weather permitting
4:45-6:00 Diaper/washroom routine/quiet activities
6:00 Program Closed
Programming is done on a daily basis, based on the needs and interests of the children. We use The Humanics 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. We use HiMama to send daily reports to the parents regarding their child’s learning, meals as well as nap times. Contact Us to find out more about our Toddler Program serving Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan.