Ages 18-36 months

Toddler Program

Overview

Nurturing Tomorrow's Innovators

Step into a world where young minds begin to unfold and grow. At Open Minds Early School, we cater to your child’s critical early years, offering a Toddler program for ages 18-36 months that balances structured learning with the freedom to explore. It’s a place where each child’s natural curiosity is the starting point for a lifelong love of learning.

Our Toddler Program Philosophy

Our Toddler Program merges a Reggio Emilia-inspired setting with a focus on self-guided exploration, collaborative learning, and the nurturing of communication and social skills.

Embracing Curiosity with Reggio Emilia

Our Reggio Emilia-inspired environment is tailored to the inquisitive minds of toddlers. We believe in the boundless potential of each child, nurturing their curiosity and guiding them through their individual learning paths.

Environment as the Third Teacher

Every corner of our space is intentionally designed to encourage discovery and learning. Our classrooms are alive with possibilities, inviting toddlers to interact with materials, shapes, and colors that stimulate their growth.

Collaboration and Communication

We foster an atmosphere where toddlers learn to express themselves and collaborate with their peers, which plays a crucial role in developing empathy, understanding, and the joy of shared experiences.

Developmental Milestones

We ensure each child is supported, celebrated, and guided through these fundamental stages of toddler development.

Cognitive Development

Toddlers engage in play that encourages problem-solving, shape and color recognition, and following instructions.

Language and Communication

This stage marks a vocabulary surge, evolving from single words to complex sentences, and a growing interest in stories.

Physical and Motor Skills

Toddlers transition from first steps to confident running, while fine motor skills develop through play like block stacking and drawing.

Social and Emotional Growth

Self-awareness, empathy, and social play emerge, as toddlers begin to navigate emotions and relationships.

Self-Help Skills

Children acquire self-care abilities, including dressing and using utensils, fostering independence and self-identity.

Curriculum Snapshot

Sensory Exploration and Social Connection

Our curriculum is filled with sensory-rich activities and engaging social interactions. Each day, our toddlers engage in:

  • Creative PlayArt and music experiences that spark imagination.
  • MovementFree play that develops physical coordination and strength.
  • Emotional IntelligenceActivities that foster empathy and communication.

Featured Toddler Activity: Butterfly Project

Our Butterfly Project is a journey mirroring the metamorphosis of our students, from curious learners to confident graduates.

  • Students create and explore each stage of a butterfly's life, embodying growth and change.
  • A treasure hunt themed around the butterfly life cycle makes learning dynamic and memorable.
  • Personal journals and a ceremonial butterfly release underscore personal and educational milestones.

Our Toddler Teachers

We ensure each child is supported, celebrated, and guided through these fundamental stages of toddler development.

Nelly

Head Teacher

Olga

Lead Teacher

Lilian

Lead Teacher

Elizabeth

Assistant Teacher

Nelly

Assistant Teacher
Our Toddlers

A Glimpse Inside

Reviews

Hear What Our Families Are Saying

  • My daughter has been in this program for a couple of years now and it has completely helped her blossom! She has gained more confidence. Highly recommended.

    Andrea Rubenstein
  • We visited a lot of daycares and preschools, and are thankful every day we found Open Minds. Our child has been there for a year, and the energy and dedication of the teachers is astounding. 

    Dervala Hanley
  • Open Minds was a game-changer for our family. The engaging programs and caring staff have made a significant difference in our child’s development and joy for learning.

    Michelle Johns
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