Toddlers

Our toddler program focuses on maintaining a nurturing environment where children learn through play. Freedom of movement and expression are an important part of a toddlers overall development. Teachers and caregivers at Pal’s ensure our toddlers are provided ample opportunities to exercise newly found and quickly developing physical and mental skills.

Cognitive abilities begin to blossom at this stage so children are introduced to short structured primary learning experiences through table activities, learning centers and, circle time where they begin to learn concepts of color, size, numbers, letters, and pre-reading skills. Vocabulary is a focus and children begin to master language through examples of staff verbal communications throughout daily routines and learning activities of the daily program . Toddlers begin to learn they are part of a classroom community at this stage. Teachers and caregivers work with the children throughout their daily experiences to assist them in developing beginning social skills. Our holistic approach that focuses on nurturing relationships within a developmentally appropriate and active learning environment prepares toddlers at Pal’s for successful transition to their preschool years.

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Autumn is Here!!!

Fall is an exciting time for kids. It brings great outdoor activities, such as playing in the leaves, pciking pumpkins, and Trick-or-Treating!. Here are some helpfull tips to keep us all happy and healthy this Autumn Season!

Take steps to prevent the flu.

  • The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year in the fall.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • If you or your child are diagnosed with a communicable illness, stay home and recover!

Get smart about antibiotics.

  • Antibiotics can cure bacterial infections, but not viral infections. The common cold and the flu are viral infections, so avoid using antibiotics if you have one of these.
  • Using antibiotics when they are not needed causes some bacteria to become resistant to the antibiotic, and therefore stronger and harder to kill.
  • See your doctor or nurse to find out if your illness is bacterial or viral.

Have a safe and healthy Halloween.

  • Make Halloween festivities fun, safe, and healthy for trick-or-treaters and party guests.

Be prepared for cold weather.

  • Exposure to cold temperatures can cause serious health problems. Infants and the elderly are particularly at risk, but anyone can be affected. Know how to prevent health problems and what to do if a cold-weather emergency arises.
  • Remember that using space heaters and fireplaces can increase the risk of household fires and carbon monoxide poisoning.