Infant/Toddlers


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Ages 12 months to 24 months

Our toddler program is based on a child’s development of learning through play.  Play is viewed as the cornerstone of our curriculum. Our toddlers are increasingly mobile and interested in practicing their motor skills.  Toddlers are experiencing the world with unlimited energy, enthusiasm and curiosity as they learn to walk, talk and explore on their own.   Our rooms are designed to enable our toddler to move about on their own, to explore and test their surroundings.    On a daily basis our toddlers are given the opportunity to explore materials and participate in a variety of simulating experiences including, art, music, language development, pre-math skills, nature and dramatic play.

Our primary goal is for your child to feel safe and secure, with our comfortable and predictable care. Our toddler program provides your child with a clean, bright environment, with well trained and caring staff.

pinellas-county-infant-programAt New Horizons our program supports these developmental needs by providing lots of opportunities for exploration and self-sufficiency in a safe environment which allows plenty of independent and explorative opportunities. We strive to create an environment that is fulfilling, enriching and supporting of all possible learning and growing opportunities as well as understanding the developmental needs of children 12 months to 24 months.

Our toddler curriculum is designed for a group setting but focuses on individual care and skill development.  We recognize that toddlers develop at different rates and have different interest.  Our small group size and appropriate teacher-child ratios allow for meeting the individual needs of each child.

Your child’s daily schedule will include:

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Sensory Activities- Experience exploration with different tactile toys, textures, feely books, toys and different art mediums such as playdough, finger painting, coloring and water table play.

Speech and Language Development- Enjoy stories, simple songs, following simple directions, identifying familiar persons, animals and toys, talking, nursery rhymes and flannel stories where they can imitate simple sounds, dancing to music.

Music and Movement- Participate in singing, listening, shaking toys such as rattles, singing simple songs and dance to music.

Small and Large Muscle Motor Development- – Stacking, turning, twisting and manipulating objects,

using paint brushes, feeding self, holding a cup, turning pages in a book, blocks, bouncing balls, crawling, standing alone,  pulling self to a standing position walking, trying to run, sitting in a chair, and carrying toys from place to place.

Outside Play Area: Exploring the world of nature in our special enclosed and shaded play area.