Jericho STEM Toddler PROGRAM Jr. Toddler-Little Ducklings Sr. Toddler- Toddler Town
Expanding the Horizons of Toddlers
Our Staff Members are all mandated to take
CPR & First Aid Training
Child Development Courses
SIDS & Safe Sleep Training
ABOUT OUR TODDLER PROGRAM JR. Toddler ( Little Ducklings)- (Ages 18 months - children 2+ SR. Toddler (Toddler Town)- (Ages 2.5 to children turning 3 We are excited to welcome you to our Toddler program. You have made a wonderful choice choosing the Jericho STEM Academy. Here your child will gain their first exposure towards a fun filled learning and social experience. Cognitive milestones are introduced at the right time for each child. An action-packed day full of fun and purposeful play helps your toddler to develop cognitive, emotional and social skills. We inspire your child to use their natural curiosity and we fully support each child while building problem solving skills and confidence. We are a certified STEM school, our children are natural scientists. They use their senses to observe and investigate their world. Early experiences with math also help children develop reasoning and problem solving skills. Our math program introduces numbers to our youngest learners! Our toddlers also enjoy showing us their creative side through art each day! In school they will be interacting with children their own age in a loving, safe and friendly environment. Our classroom and program are specifically designed for their age appropriate needs. We promise to provide parents with peace of mind by giving children an exceptional education every fun-filled day in a place as nurturing as home. A curriculum is like a roadmap; it helps us get where we want to go. Our curriculum is comprised of several sources and reflects the latest research on child development and effective practices. Because learning is an integrated process, we believe that a theme-based curriculum promotes the ability for children to make deeper connections and acquire a better understanding of the subjects we study. Potty Training: We understand that each child potty trains at his or her own pace, so our nurturing teachers provide a secure, supportive environment and will help you with the process. Social Development: We support your child's social development. At our academy children develop the ability to interact with others and increase awareness of themselves and their emotions. Social-emotional skills are an essential component in our classrooms. We want our students to feel comfortable in our school environment and be able to express themselves positively. Through various visuals, children will identify different types of feelings. Role-playing helps students to identify ways to act in different situations with their peers. We learn various coping mechanisms to employ when feeling angry or sad. Music Program- Music with our wonderful teacher Mr. Mike. Our children love to move & groove with Mr. Mike with his sing-along songs. ART at Jericho STEM-Young children love the way it feels when they smear paint on paper, how it looks when they sprinkle glitter, and even the soft sound and feel of a brush. Toddlers aren't self-conscious about what they're doing or focused on creating a finished product. That's why we love letting them be creative each and everyday.
SNACK-Whether your child eats his or her snack at home or at school, or if you provide a snack for a classroom party or celebration, keep these things in mind: 1. Snacks should be kid-size. Both children and adults don’t need large portions. 2. Snacks should be colorful. Kids eat with their eyes. Make snacks visually appealing. 3. Snacks should be healthy. Offer fruits and vegetables as often as you can. 4. Drinks should be served in small portions, about ½ cup each. Water is a healthy choice.
Some examples of toddler science:
Benchmarks in Child Development for Two-Year-Old's Parent Tips: Every child develops individually. Benchmarks are to provide awareness of the ages and stages of development. You are your child’s best teacher and advocate in learning environments and enrichment activities. Benchmarks include: • Language Development- communication and comprehension skills • Social/Emotional Development- behavior and relational skills • Cognitive Development- thinking and problem solving • Motor Development- physical movement, gross motor skills and fine motor skills Language Development Combines words in short sentences, responds to questions, simple requests, and directions. Participates in conversations to the best of ability. Parent Tips Read to your child. Talk and sing together to develop vocabulary. Social/Emotional Development Watches and plays briefly with other children. Imitates family members and friends. Shows fears through behavior and play. Parents Tips Help identify emotions by name. Allow for choices. Teach simple tasks. Keep routines consistent. Create clear boundaries. Encourage new tasks. Cognitive Development Discovers how things work by experience. Remembers words to familiar songs, prayers, and rhymes. Enjoys fantasy play. Parent Tips Answer the myriad of questions. Allow learning with supervised exploring and experimentation. Repetition is helpful. Encourage sharing and taking turns. Provide activities that teach cause and effect, matching, and counting. Gross Motor Development Kicks ball, walks up steps, jumps, throws ball, builds simple structures with blocks. Parent Tips Childproof your home. Teach polite manners. Encourage simple hygiene skills (hand washing, teeth brushing).
““Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” -Margaret Mead