The toddler curriculum is based on the belief that children learn best through active and engaging sensory experiences. Walking, climbing, and exploring are some of the activities toddlers enjoy each day. We focus on these one to two year olds’ growth, self-esteem, and natural curiosity, encouraging children to develop unique skills, interests, and strengths. We also encourage children to explore and discover while supporting their growing independence.
Toddlerhood is a time when children begin to develop relationships with others and develop a lifelong love of learning. This educational approach allows frequent direct, hands-on experiences with people, objects, and events. We provide endless opportunities for toddlers to learn and play in an inviting, age-appropriate, and safe environment.
At Bentonville Preparatory, toddlers develop a variety of skills including physical, language, social-emotional, cognitive, self-help, as well as gross and fine motor. These skills are integrated through music, art, table toys, movement, games, puzzles, and books. A predictable yet responsive daily schedule meets the needs of children with both structure and flexibility. Although teachers attend to individual needs, the group or whole class experience is a very important aspect of our program. By continually listening, talking, and describing actions to our toddlers, we help enhance vocabulary, expand expressive language skills, develop self-esteem, and increase awareness.