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OUR PHILOSOPHY

INDIVIDUAL CARE - ALWAYS

Each child is treated as a unique individual, encouraged to exercise their growing autonomy and expanding language in carefully prepared, safe and orderly surroundings. Thrive Early Learning classrooms promote exploration, independence, order and freedom of choice and movement. There are carefully defined learning areas that open to allow plenty of room for social interaction and activities required for the toddler’s growth and brain development. Peace lessons give toddler’s the skills to work through anger and frustration in a positive way, while encouraging tolerance, cooperation and respect for others.

DAILY LIFE LESSONS

Exercises such as pouring, sweeping, buttoning and setting the table are opportunities for children to learn to care for themselves and their environment.  Daily lessons of grace and courtesy help toddler’s learn about sharing and being considerate of others.

SENSORY LEARNING

Sensory experiences are designed  to facilitate hand-eye coordination, small muscle control and spatial relationships.

AIDS TO INDEPENDENCE

Activities are provided to help children gain independence and develop the powers of focus and concentration, along with fine and gross motor skills.

LANGUAGE

Toddler brains are like sponges, soaking everything up, especially when it comes to language.  They learn to express themselves with words, to expand their vocabulary and to develop a love for literature.

ART

Toddlers experiments with many different art mediums and are encouraged to focus on educational gains learned through the process.

OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENT

Outdoor play areas are play areas where children can dig, rake, climb and practice large muscle control.  Toddlers are allowed freedom to explore and express.

MUSIC

To toddlers, music is another “language” that stimulates mathematical ability, vocabulary acquisition and speaking skills.  From early exposure to music, music appreciation and rhythm sense develop naturally.

TOILETING

 Self care and toilet learning are an integral part of our curriculum.  Each child is encouraged to use the toilet as needed and to be active participants in diapering and toileting.