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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Make Summer Safe for Kids!!!

Beat the heat and sun

Heat-related illness happens when the body’s temperature control system is overloaded. Infants and children up to 4 years of age are at greatest risk. Even young and healthy people can get sick from the heat if they participate in strenuous physical activities during hot weather. For heat-related illness, the best defense is prevention.

  • Never leave infants, children, or pets in a parked car, even if the windows are cracked open.
  • Dress infants and children in loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Schedule outdoor activities carefully, for morning and evening hours.
  • Stay cool with cool showers or baths.
  • Seek medical care immediate if your child has symptoms of heat-related illness.

Just a few serious sunburns can increase you and your child’s risk of skin cancer later in life. Their skin needs protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays whenever they’re outdoors.

  • Cover up. Clothing that covers your and your child’s skin helps protect against UV rays.
  • Use sunscreen with at least SPF (sun protection factor) 15 and UVA (ultraviolet A) and UVB (ultraviolet B) protection every time you and your child go outside.