Scallops: Young Toddlers
Our young toddler group accommodates nine children, aged approximately 12 months to two years.
The group, led by a Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care certified teacher and one assistant teacher, provides more focus on fostering independence. Children self-feed, and are encouraged to begin to wash their hands and dress themselves as appropriate. Children are encouraged to select toys and are given choices between more than one activity. Children are read to, and encouraged to begin to use crayons and other art materials. Teachers promote language development by encouraging children to use the words they’ve already obtained, and adding additional words to help children express themselves. Children are presented with fine motor activities, as well as construction, and dramatic play opportunities. Teachers strive to make children feel comfortable and secure.