Early Learners (12-24 months)
Welcome to the one year-old toddler program at FMCP. This program will support your child’s growth by providing an interactive setting where language skills expand rapidly. We are proud of our one year-old classroom, and the fine care that each child entrusted to our program receives.
Our teachers are dedicated to providing quality and consistent care for our toddlers. They provides a loving and nurturing environment, and have been hand-selected for their genuine love for toddlers and experience in caring for them. To ensure a smooth transition from home to our program and back home again, our teachers will communicate with you on an individual basis.
The Toddler room at FMCP is a fun and cheerful place for toddlers to spend their day. A warm and safe environment and positive interactions foster a toddler’s sense of trust and self-esteem. Classroom space and materials are organized to support the toddler’s need to explore, to discover, and to be independent. Toddlers are encouraged to participate in daily routines to develop self-help skills and to feel good about themselves. Activities provide repeated opportunities with sensory experiences that help strengthen and develop large and small muscles, hand-eye coordination and promote thinking and communication skills. Teachers reinforce positive behaviors, set limits, and are consistently available to support the toddler’s conflicting need for independence and comfort.
At FMCP we are very aware of the importance of a safe and sanitary environment for our children. The classroom toys and equipment are sanitized daily with a bleach water solution, and once a toy goes into a child’s mouth, it is sanitized before another child uses it. Our changing table is sanitized after each use, and we practice good hand washing techniques.. You will find our toddler room is always clean and well organized.
Parents are always welcome at FMCP. You will find our teachers to be supportive of parents, and encourage their involvement. We strive for consistency between school and at-home practices. Please feel comfortable at any time to share information with our teachers about your child’s development, or any concerns you may have. We welcome suggestions on how we can better care for child. Each day we prepare an informative report via Brightwheel, listing all information regarding feeding, napping, diapering, and what your child especially learned and enjoyed that day. These have proven very helpful to our families.
The Toddler program is expanded to include curriculum areas of art, science, cooking, dramatic play, manipulative activities, language, large motor and music and movement. The child-led, planned activities are designed to foster feelings of autonomy and a positive self-concept. Our toddlers enjoy practicing their self-help skills as they gain feelings of independence and control over their environment. Language is developing rapidly at this stage, and opportunities abound for enrichment in this area. Toddlers move up to our 2’s early education program with a sense of excitement about learning, and the foundations for a successful preschool experience!