Program is geared towards your walking toddler from 12 months through 3 years of age, and is developed with the special needs of that age group in mind.
Apart from a loving and nurturing program, the Toddler Program provides
learning experiences to enhance your child’s social, emotional,
academic, cognitive and developmental growth.
The knowledge that
your child is in a safe, nurturing and caring environment is crucial to
your peace of mind. Our entry way is secured and coded and
the classrooms are video monitored.
For toddlers, the
hardest work they do is play, and all their skills are
learnt through toys and games. So in essence, their play is their work,
and their toys are their lessons. WBLC believes in a hands-on
approach to learning, through experimentation and exploration. The
toddler environment provides a theme based space, learning centers,
and a variety of learning materials. Children are taught to be
independent and self reliant. Self help skills are developed,
including graduating from a sippy cup to a regular cup, letting go of
the pacifier, usage of forks and spoons, table manners, and learning to
use the bathroom. Assistance with potty training is
provided in partnership with the parents.
environment is clean and sanitary to prevent spread of infection.
Strict guidelines are followed to ensure immediate and constant
sanitization of surfaces and disinfection of the environment.
The classrooms are bright and cheerful for visual stimulation. The staff takes
pride in decorating the room with children’s creative art work and
A posted daily schedule, daily written
reports and samples of your child’s work give you a complete idea of your child’s day. Ability profiles are regularly maintained, and parent-teacher conferences are held periodically to graph your child’s progress and ensure that
your expectations are being met and exceeded.
As the toddler’s
independence grows, it is accompanied by a strong desire to venture out
of the comfort zone and explore the world around him. WBLC creates
an environment that encourages curiosity in a safe and learning
environment. The Toddler Curriculum is theme based and
covers Language Arts, Number Concepts, Arts and Crafts, and Fine and Gross
climbing, two-hand throwing, throwing a ball, balancing, walking on a
line, sitting down ‘criss-cross applesauce’ develop internal control and Gross Motor Skills.
Fine Motor Activities are
encouraged with a variety of games and large manipulatives, like
puzzles, table toys, floor puzzles, lacing, nesting blocks, and
Sensory Skills are built
with felt books, textures and other developmental toys, and Cognitive Skills like recognizing
and discriminating shapes, sizes, colors, textures, and sounds are also
Language Development starts
with reading stories, looking at pictures and objects. Storytelling,
puppets, flannel boards and finger play add to the language
experience and build on vocal and language skills. Beginning
sounds, preliminary sign language, and basic Number Concepts are introduced.
Music plays a big role in
encouraging musical movements and rhythm, language development, group
plays, singing and dancing. Along with daily music and movement,
our music teacher conducts a special music class once a week that
incorporates puppet shows, vocal music, instruments, singing, and
Hands-On Arts and Crafts and Nature Walks are fun to do and develop cognitive skills, and refine eye-hand
The outdoor playground is equipped with
a variety of outdoor gyms, slides, tricycles, and playhouses. Willow
Bend Village, our indoor play gym,
replicates a village square and is meant for socio dramatic play along
with slides and ball pits, and is a wonderful refuge especially on days
when the weather does not permit outdoor play.