The Curriculum at Kids Connection Childcare Centers truly begins in our Toddler program. Children are now upright; walking, eating table food and taking only one nap a day. They are on a schedule where their friends are doing the same type of activities at the same time.
Our program focuses on physical, emotional, social and cognitive development. In addition, children will be able to use their newly-discovered independence skills as they explore their environment. Staff members will encourage children to use self-help skills as they provide basic needs care. Routines are essential at this age to help children predict the events that will occur during the day. Consistent limits are set for children so they can determine boundaries.
The Toddler program is designed to encourage a toddler’s innate curiosity. Our dramatic play areas allow children to act out roles they see adults play, they are often found chatting on a toy phone or rocking a baby doll to sleep. Exploring the arts is also a key interest at this age. Children love to dabble in ﬁnger-paint and discover how glue makes objects stick.
Other activities toddlers will enjoy in these areas are:
• Dress up and discovery of their transformation in a mirror
• Working alongside other children on art projects
• Manipulating props such as kitchenware in the dramatic play area
• Learning to deal with conflict
• Exposure to colors and different properties
• Singing, dancing, and mimicking
In our Manipulative Play area, we help children begin to work logically in their environment individually and in a group. We expose children to various activities where they can use their senses and see how objects are manipulated through cause and effect. Children are given opportunities to engage in the following activities:
• Exposure to cause and effect toys
• Basic puzzles
• Sand and water play
• Opportunities to experience various textures
• Problem solving individually and in a group
Kids Connection Childcare - Jeffersonville Center
1207 Bridgeport Drive • Jeffersonville • IN • 47130
Phone: 812-280-7442 Fax: 812-280-7425
Kids Connection Childcare - Sellersburg Center
805 S. Indiana Avenue • Sellersburg • IN • 47172
Phone: 812-248-0401 Fax: 812-248-0402