Our Toddler program in either French or Spanish focuses on those life lessons we all need to know: sharing, caring, and learning about ourselves as people and as part of a community! Our focus at this age is for children to feel comfortable in the classroom and have a positive first learning experience. They experience the target language in all parts of their day, though at this age, we also use English to help them understand. Since they absorb so much at this age, the teachers will begin to use more and more of the target language as the year progresses.
Our toddlers participate in many activities within the classroom like circle time, arts & crafts and practice their social, fine and gross motor skills on a daily basis. They spend the majority of their day with the same set of teachers. They also have additional specials like Visual arts and Movement classes. Keeping in touch with your teaching team is important so be sure to send messages in Brightwheel if something special or important is happening in your child’s life.
Field trips are excellent ways to practice what we have learned. We aim to have two field trips per year where we ask parents to chaperone each child on the field trip. Some of our fun past excursions have been to the farm, Carter Mountain for apple picking, Critzer’s Family Farm for berry picking, or Chiles Peach Orchard. Did you know that a french rooster says ‘Cocorico’ and a Spanish rooster says ‘kikirikí’?
Your child’s teacher will send weekly emails with a general outline of what activities the class participated in. Teachers also share pictures daily via Brightwheel. Twice per year we invite parents in for conferences with their teachers (normally in November and March). We also send a report for your child twice per school year, once in January and once at the end of the year.
All children are different! Some need support to attain social or academic milestones. If a child could benefit from additional support, our Student Support Coordinator, Ms Alejandra Newell, will work closely with your child’s teachers to provide individual plans to help them in the classroom. She will also arrange for times to meet with parents to discuss any additional support we may think could be helpful for your child. If you have questions or concerns about your child’s progress never hesitate to email your teacher or Ms. Alejandra. We are here to support your child’s unique needs!