Little Sprouts Toddler Classrooms
What our families are saying:
Now that my son is in toddler, he is learning so much. I’m amazed sometimes at the concepts he understands that I know I didn’t even teach him, so I know it’s from school.
– Amy W., Little Sprouts Amesbury Toddler Parent
Toddler Classroom Philosophy
A "Day in the Life" of Our Toddler Classrooms
Throughout the day, our toddler friends will experience:
Whole Group Circle
Each day begins in a whole group circle to set the learning intention for the day. Throughout the day, toddlers reconvene as a whole group to practice and learn skills, interact with peers and educators, and reestablish focus.
Small groups support the personalized care that toddlers need to encourage peaceful interactions, the freedom and safety to investigate, and the development of empathetic relationships. Two Budding Scholars™ small group activities are planned each day of the week.
As toddlers grow, they gain a more profound sense of independence and confidence in their abilities. New skills may include hand-washing, teeth brushing, self-feeding, mobility, fine motor coordination, and toilet training.
Play, Play, Play!
At Little Sprouts, we deeply cherish play-based learning through playful interactions amongst peers, with teachers, and in independent settings. With open-ended materials, children are encouraged to explore, create, and question a variety of learning topics as they freely and imaginatively investigate the world around them. Mr. Rogers said it best when he declared, "Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood."
Our schools offer dedicated outdoor play space for toddlers to shake their sillies out and expend some of that seemingly limitless energy. Educators are encouraged to use the outdoor space for playtime and lesson enhancements. Weather-permitting, classrooms spend ample time outdoors enjoying the fresh air year-round.
After lunch, a designated nap time helps children calm their bodies and rejuvenate.