Mother Goose Christian School Curriculum
The Toddler Program
In providing a program for toddlers, our teachers understand that these children learn with their whole bodies. They learn more by doing than by being told. Toddlers discover their world on a physical level, so it is expected that they will prefer walking, climbing, carrying objects, dumping, or dropping objects to sitting, picking up toys, or playing only in a designated space. These large muscle activities are the legitimate activity of toddlerhood.
In planning for toddlers, our educators are prepared to be flexible and spontaneous. Because they are active explorers, toddlers are eager to try new things and use materials in different ways. Our understanding teachers will go with the cues of the child and view that as learning, extending it even if it isnít part of the dayís planned curriculum.
Our teachers, with patience, warmth, and respect, redirect toddlers to help guide them toward controlling their impulses and behaviors. The teacher draws more attention to a childís appropriate behavior than to the inappropriate because she understands that toddlers will act in the way that draws the most attention.