18 months to 24 months old
The toddler classrooms are the busiest! Children at this age are ready for a more structured learning environment, one that promotes creativity, exploration and self confidence. Our curriculum is tailored to support the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development and both fine and gross motor skills as they explore self, family and the world in which they live. As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through hands-on experiences. Our teachers furnish each day with endless songs, stories and games to increase and develop a toddlers concentration, coordination, language skills, responsibility and respect.
IShine encourages your toddler to interact with others through activities in the Story Atelier and games to help your child practice imitating and responding and following simple directions to support rich vocabulary development.
IShine helps your toddler begin to learn about the world.
We provide opportunities to bring concepts of cause-and-effect to life through the Key to Learning method, Kinder-music, and creative art; and model and encourage your child to practice their integration into the world.
IShine supports your toddler in growing socially and emotionally.
We encourage interactions with other children in group activities; guide the development of sharing and listening skills; model how to express emotions appropriately; and guide your child to learn classroom routines.
IShine provides ways for your toddler to gain increased body awareness.
We teach body parts through stories, song, and rhyme; promote self-care skills such as feeding, cleaning, and dressing; and support large-motor development and eye-hand coordination through a variety of activities such as kicking balls, tossing, writing, drawing, and lacing.
IShine helps your toddler develop individual talents.
We encourage pretending and role-playing through play with props; support individual expression through participation in group activities; and promote self-expression through art and music.