Toddlers (Ages 2-3) - Nicholasville, KY

Your baby is growing up and A Child’s Place Toddlers Program is specifically designed to encourage each child’s growing need for discovery and independence, while nurturing intellectual growth, emotional and social development in a safe environment. Our teachers encourage language development through story time, songs, games and in our learning centers. In addition, your child will focus on shapes and colors as well as receptive and expressive language skills. You will really see your child’s self-confidence and socialization skills develop during this important stage as their curiosity prompts them to reach out to other children. Our teachers will help encourage healthy friendship and learning experiences through group play activities.

 

Children learn during play. That’s why play is such an important part of each child’s day. Classrooms are set up into the 7 learning centers across all ages. Each center plays a major role in the child’s development. In blocks, children work on their hand/eye coordination while building blocks. In dramatic play, they are learning about pretend play which develops practical life skills. In math and science, they are developing problem solving skills, as well as cause and effect. Each learning center is designed to constantly provide an active and engaging environment, teachers work on social and emotional development, helping  label emotions, and offer guidance on helping to cope with those emotions.

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Meet Our Teachers

Hannah Downs

Hannah has been with A Child's Place over 3 years. One of the things she enjoys the most about her class is watching her children learn and grow. She is a loving and caring member of our staff. When she is not working, she loves going to concerts, spending time with family, and watching sports.

hdowns@achildsplaceky.org

Katie Aldridge

Katie has her CDA in early childhood  and has two years experience in early childhood education. She has a four month old daughter and is enjoying motherhood. She is a new member of our team and we are happy to have her. She enjoys working with young toddlers and doing arts and crafts with them

kaldridge@achildsplaceky.org

The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers & Twos

Our approach to children from birth through 3 years is “Responsive Caregiving Through Routines and Experiences” that structure each day and enable children to develop a secure, trusting relationships and gain confidence in themselves as learners. Routines offer the opportunity to build relationships and promote trust. During routine moments, such as diapering, feeding, and soothing, our staff will use these opportunities to develop curiosity, security, language, and create a warm and nurturing environment. Through daily experiences, our staff will engage your child through playing with toys, imitating and pretending, reading stories, creating with arts and crafts, and so much more.

Our monthly themes allow our toddlers to learn through play, observation, and exploration. With a wide array of topics that our toddlers can relate to directly, we carefully introduce and foster language development, cooperative play, sensory awareness, colors, manipulatives and self-expression to your little one.
 

We focus on nine areas of development and learning, four of which are on child development: social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and language:

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL

1. Regulates own emotions and behaviors

    a. Manages feelings

    b. Follows limits and expectations

    c. Takes care of own needs appropriately

2. Establishes and sustains positive relationships

    a. Forms relationships with adults

    b. Responds to emotional cues

    c. Interacts with peers

    d. Makes friends

3. Participates cooperatively and constructively in group situations

    a. Balances needs and rights of self and others

    b. Solves social problems

PHYSICAL

4. Demonstrates traveling skills

5. Demonstrates balancing skills

6. Demonstrates gross-motor manipulative skills

7. Demonstrates fine-motor strength and coordination

    a. Uses fingers and hands

    b. Uses writing and drawing tools

8. Listens to and understands increasingly complex language

    a. Comprehends language

    b. Follows directions

9. Uses language to express thoughts and needs

    a. Uses an expanding expressive vocabulary

    b. Speaks clearly

    c. Uses conventional grammar

    d. Tells about another time or place

10. Uses appropriate conversational and other communication skills

    a. Engages in conversation

    b. Uses social rules of language

COGNITIVE

11. Demonstrates positive approaches to learning

    a. Attends and engages

    b. Persists

    c. Solves problems

    d. Shows curiosity and motivation

    e. Shows flexibility and inventiveness in thinking

12. Remembers and connects experiences

    a. Recognizes and recalls

    b. Makes connections

13. Uses classification skills

14. Uses symbols and images to represent something not present

   a. Thinks symbolically

   b. Engages in sociodramatic play

107 Brookside Dr

Nicholasville, KY 40356

info@achildplaceky.org \\ Tel: (859) 885-9241 

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