Monkeys & Caterpillars
Child Care | 2 Year Olds
Monkeys & Caterpillars
Child Care | 2 Year Olds
A Dedicated Team That Keeps your Child Engaged Each Day
working closely with you Provides Extra Support
An Environment That Makes Children Excited to Eat Healthy
Unique Enriching Experiences That Support Learning
From Sign Language to Yoga to outdoor play, teachers want the highest and best for your child. It’s important for your child to receive high-quality care as well as exceptional experiences throughout their day! Children love time to move and dance!
A Place Where Education Meets Exploration
Personalized Attention Caters To Your Child's Needs
Creating Community Where Your Child Participates
Older toddlers build confidence and self-motivating skills through the positive and ongoing support of their caregiver. Building their character and confidence creates that strong foundation and cultivates the ability for the children to become more independent. Our teachers look for opportunities for the children to make choices and take ownership. Also, providing ways for the children to talk about and express their feelings in the moment helps the children gain strategies for recognizing, naming, and learning the strategies they need in the future.
Children at this age are starting to gain more awareness and understanding of their bodies. Our teachers work with our older toddlers to strengthen their eye and hand coordination both in their fine motor and gross motor development. Older toddlers also tend to have lots of energy, and they need opportunities to engage in vigorous physical activities. Our teacher plan both indoor and outdoor activities that promote their physical development. The children also have built in free time to allow them the ability to meet the needs that they know their bodies require.
Older toddlers need to have many opportunities to make meaning from print and pictures in order to develop their reading skills. By having signs, labels, books, and activities that include pictures and step-by-step instructions, children start to cultivate the association of print to the world they are familiar with. Our teachers also play games such as “Mother, May I” or “Follow the Leader” to encourage the children to follow more complex directions and demonstrate their abilities to communicate together.
Curiosity and creativity is the main focus of a 2 year old. Using their imagination and creativity builds confidence and comfort in their learning process. Our teachers follow a consistent routine and use reminders to encourage the children to further develop their receptive language skills and their independence. They plan activities that promote sequencing, matching, making connections, coordination, and cause & effect.
Children develop a love for literature by listening to and interacting with stories. This will encourage the children to build their independent speaking and reading skills. Our teachers not only read the stories but engage the children throughout the reading. You will hear them asking for predictions and expanding the story beyond the book. Older toddlers explore early writing skills through drawing, painting, and coloring. Exposing the children to a lot of print encourages them to begin independent writing.
Finding new ways to encourage the children to count and problem solve encourages math concepts. It also teaches the many different ways math skills are used throughout the day. You will find our teachers exploring collections, playing Hide and Seek, solving puzzles, and doing sequencing activities.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We have collaborated with a national security company that specializes in child care and will be more than happy to discuss our building security when you tour. To remain as safe and secure as possible, we do not want to advertise this information. Be sure to talk with the director when you come!
We keep close track of the children’s allergies and will make any accommodations necessary. We welcome any replacement items that you would like your child to have however, we will make all accommodations that we can so you do not have to provide anything.
We have a medicine log where you would fill out all of the necessary information we need to administer the medication for your child. Medications must be in their original packaging and must be prescribed to the child.
If your child has a very high fever, is vomiting, has diarrhea or is exhibiting symptoms of a contagious illness, you will be notified and asked to pick the child up. In cases requiring medication, we ask that the child only return to our care after 24 hrs on medication. Illnesses are dealt with on a case by case basis. Throughout the day we will keep in contact with the parents to update them of their child’s symptoms.