In their quest for independence, toddlers are developing many new skills – walking, talking, and discovering what they can do. Their sense of discovery needs to be encouraged while developing language skills through investigative, meaningful learning experiences.
Our toddler teachers/caregivers at the Palm Beach Christian Academy are qualified professionals. Our programs offer a low 4:1/ 5:1 or 6:1 student/teacher ratio depending on age. Toddler Rooms are probably the most energetic of all classrooms. In a loving and nurturing Christ-centered environment our teachers/caregivers keep a close watch as they help each child grow and explore.
The Toddler Classroom’s emphasis is on a more unified classroom schedule. Toddler teachers know, for toddlers to feel comfortable, happy, safe, and secure they require consistency on a day-to-day basis. With that in mind, our Toddler Staff sets age appropriate classroom schedules, with the learning curriculum starting each morning at 9:00AM. The toddler will follow set routines and will quickly acclimate to the daily schedule.
The Creative Curriculum for Infants & Toddlers and High Reach Learning serves as the framework for planning and implementing a high-quality program. Based on a monthly theme, the PBCA Toddler Staff plans age appropriate activities that allow hands on experiences for toddlers. Some of the activities used in the classroom include: story time, books, finger plays, art activities, music and songs. Through both the Creative Curriculum and High Reach Learning, toddlers will learn about body awareness, self-concept, language skills, and reasoning skills, along with number, shape and color recognitions and the world around them.
A second language for toddlers is offered as Basic Sign Language which is taught to supplement and enhance verbal language skills.
- Low student to teacher ratio
- Caring and nurturing professional care in a Christ-centered environment
- Developmentally appropriate activities, playtime and learning daily
- Focus on sensory exploration, and developing language and communication skills.
- Regular communication between teachers and parents to stay informed about your child’s day
Criteria to enter an Toddler Program
- Toddlers must be between 13-24 months old
- All age appropriate immunizations must be current