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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Make Winter Safe for Kids!!!

  • Winter is an exciting time for kids. It brings great outdoor activities, such as snowboarding and skating, but also cold weather, ice and snow, which can present a danger to children. But that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy the winter. Here are some winter safety tips for both parents and children.
    • Never allow children to play outside alone. Establish a buddy system with one or more of their friends and have them look out for one another. Children younger than eight years of age should always be well supervised outside.
    • Check from time to time to make sure children are warm and dry.
    • Have younger children take frequent breaks to come inside for a warm drink.
    • Never send children outside in extreme weather conditions such as snowstorms.
    • Keep children indoors if the temperature falls below 0°F, or if the wind chill is 0°F or greater.