The Junior Tots classroom provides care for children from 21 months up to 24 months. Our junior tots teacher has experience working in early childcare and is currently completing her degree in early childhood education.
The children in Jr Tots are busy developing the skills needed to move into the Busy Bees classroom. They are working on using a cup/spoon and are working on their communication skills in a supportive and loving environment that encourages their growth and development.
Activities and play are “teacher-directed” where the children will be learning through that which surrounds them in their environment. The teachers use developmentally appropriate practices in their choices of what is added to the learning centers, as everything in the environment is designed to teach and promote the developing skills of toddlers. This is an exciting time in development! Children at this age are very impressionable; their language skills are developing at a rapid rate, their fine and gross motor skills are challenged, and they are beginning their journey to efficiency and self-reliance. The teachers in the Jr Tots classroom keep the children busy and engaged, challenging them to create, think and problem-solve.
On occasion and with permission, the children in the Jr Tots class will go on walks in the neighborhood, around the block, and to the fountains. They are exposed to large motor play on a daily basis by having time to play on the playground or in the large gymnasium when weather does not permit them to go outside.
Jr Tots eat breakfast in the cafeteria, have lunch in their room and also have a snack in their room when they wake from their nap. The classroom and toys are cleaned on a daily basis to keep the environment clean and germ-free.
Our Junior Tots classroom is a great place to Learn. Play. Explore.