Parker Toddlers

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Parker Toddlers

Coming soon! *

Children develop tremendously between 18 and 36 months.

The foundation provided by a toddler program
supports future learning with ample and appropriate sensory, social, and language development experiences.

*Due to COVID-19 and space constraints we are postponing our opening of the toddler program until the new year 2021. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis for those who wish to enter a wait pool. Please contact us for more information.

Building Trust

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From the moment a child enters a Parker classroom, they will be cared for and attentively listened to. Our teachers respond to children’s natural interests, keeping curiosity and creativity thriving and setting the stage for a positive disposition toward learning, forever. Early, positive experiences with caring adults outside of the family help children to develop confidence in relationships that will transfer to teachers and peers in preschool
and grade school.

Child-centered and developmentally appropriate

Toddlers observe the adult world and want to try everything! They are in search of autonomy. We furnish our classroom with accessible, toddler size materials so students can try everything! We encourage self directed, creative play. With caring and responsive teachers nearby, play supports the development of language and motor control. Play is the work of children and through active engagement in play, Parker students have new experiences and positive peer experiences.

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Projects, Good Messiness, and the the Great Outdoors

Hands-on projects are a hallmark of every age at Parker, and our toddlers are no exception. By building, making, and engaging all senses, toddlers have a rich experience. We love the beautiful messes from finger painting, growing things, working with play dough, water and squishy, colorful goop!

Parker has an expansive campus with 77-acres. Students have grassy hills to run and roll down, beautiful demonstration gardens to explore, woods to walk in and streams to splash in. Outdoor time is built into every day, and toddlers practice putting on coats and boots to go outside, too. Fresh air and exercise return a toddler to home with a good appetite and ready for a nap in the afternoon.

Sample Schedule 2020-2021

8:45am

8:45 - 10:00am

10:00 - 10:15am

10:15 - 11:00am

11:00 - 11:30am

11:30am

Arrival

Open Classroom (project work, choice time, snack, diapering/bathroom)

Clean up & Morning Meeting

Outdoor Play (playground, woods play, walk, gym)

Storytime (bathroom/diapering)

Goodbye Song – Dismissal