Overall Goals:

At 18 to 24 months old, this is children's first exposure to an early childhood educational experience. For many, this is the first time they are participating in a social setting with other children their age for extended periods of time. They will develop ways to communicate with others even if they are pre-verbal; they will learn how to be a part of a group, make friends and follow a gentle schedule.

Chabad Early Learning Center recognizes that every child has unique learning styles and play interests. With this in mind, we provide a differentiated curriculum that is adapted for each child. For example, if a child expresses an interest in art, we will provide the opportunities and encourage the child to draw, paint and print.

We follow an integrated curriculum, a seamless weave, combining thematic units with language, art, drama, music, math, science and Jewish holidays.

Independence skills and self-esteem are key factors in success at this stage. The activities presented lay the foundation for future learning. 

Science, Dramatic Play and Creative Arts

Children have the opportunity to work individually and in a group to promote socialization.

  • Recognizing the needs of others
  • Singing, dancing and mimicking
  • Participation in block building, creative arts and dramatic play with other children

Math and Manipulatives

Most concepts are learned as children go about their day engaged in developmentally appropriate play. As children begin a project, they are encouraged to provide closure as well, which instills the pre-math concept of completion. During clean up, children are able to sort and classify as they put away materials in their assigned areas. During water play and sand play, children are exposed to weights and measurements. As children build in the block area they are exposed to spatial relationships and gravity.

  • Problem solving
  • Matching and classifying
  • Group objects in categories
  • Basic introduction to size and weights

Language Arts and Reading

Your child will be exposed to a variety of language experiences. A print rich environment will enhance their curiosity and excitement of language.

  • Use of fine motor skills
  • Use of symbols in art and drawing
  • Understanding their own experiences
  • Dramatic play with a variety of props
  • Circle time and storytelling
  • Reading with adults

Physical Development

Your child will have wonderful opportunities to develop physically. Our programs offers enrichment opportunities along with the use of indoor and outdoor equipment.

  • Running, climbing and jumping
  • Sand play, digging and constructing
  • Music and movement

Milestones during the Toddler year

  • Lengthen attention span
  • Enjoy reading and storytelling
  • Differentiate objects (apples and oranges)
  • Effectively begin to communicate with adults
  • Demonstrate attempts at solving problems
  • Predict routines and know what comes next in sequence
  • Shows interest in counting
  • Increase in cooperative play  

We will encourage

  • Self Expression
  • Listening skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Development of Self-Esteem
  • Empathy
  • Accepting tasks and responsibility
  • Initiative and independence
  • Following directions
                                                                                                        

 

Daily Schedule Overview 

9:30         Arrival and Free Play
10:15        Cleanup and Snack
10:30        Morning Circle
10:45        Outdoor Play
11:15        Group Activity
11:45        Lunch
12:05        Story
12:30        Dismissal 1
1:00          Rest Time
2:00          Indoor Gym
2:30          Snack
2:45          Story 
3:00          Dismissal 2