In all classrooms we encourage an atmosphere of love and warmth, a peaceful environment, consistency, flexibility and choice. Children are empowered to explore and experiment.
The toddler program cares for children aged 10 through 24 months.
Since our toddlers are at the age where physical movement is key to their development, our curriculum is built around their need to run, jump, climb and explore as well as support their growing independence, social skills and confidence. Their learning experiences include sensory activities such as exploring shaving cream, creating music with musical instruments and building large muscle skills by pushing toys.
As this is a significant year for language development, toddlers will be developing language with books, puppets, and singing, as well as encouraging imagination through pretend play.
The toddler classroom is a large, open environment that includes an indoor play structure (pictured), circle area, reading area, changing room and tables and chairs for meals and activities. The toddlers also spend a lot of time in the partially covered outdoor interior courtyard. This playground has several play structures and space for activities and meal times.
Music Class with teacher Ernest Davis – 2 Mondays and 2 Thursdays a Month
Teacher Davis brings a variety of instruments for the children to learn about and hear their sounds. They learn new songs and participate with this hands-on class. Children are also encouraged to play instruments that Mr. Davis provides for them, dance to new beats and sing along with him. Music is a great way for children to develop intellectual, social and emotional, motor, language and overall literacy. It helps the body and the mind work together. Exposing children to music during early development helps them learn the sounds and meanings of words. Dancing to music helps children build motor skills while allowing them to practice self-expression. For children and adults, music helps strengthen memory skills.
Katherine has been in the field of Early Childhood Education for 11 years, working with children from infancy up to age five. She has an A.A. Degree and Certificate in Child Development. Katherine is the mother to two sons and has been part of the LES ENFANTS family since February 2005. She is a kind and caring teacher.
Monica has been in the field of Early Childhood Education for 7 years. She possesses an Early Childhood Education Teachers permit with units in Child Development. She joined the Les Enfants family in April 2013. Monica is a friendly and happy teacher. She is a proud mother of 3 girls.
Ludi has been working with infants and toddlers for 13 years. She has an early childhood education permit and is a very caring teacher. She loves to read, sing and engage in art activities with the children. She joined Les Enfants in 2015.
Tina has worked with preschool children for over 7 years. She has a B.A. in Family and Consumer science from University of Arizona. She also has a Masters degree in the same field. She is very creative at doing art projects with the toddlers.