Toddlers 1 (12 to 18 months), 
Toddlers (18 to 24 months& Toddlers 3 (2 to 3 years)

Children learn by doing. Through active involvement with their environment, children attempt to make sense of the world around them. They learn by exploring their environment through hands-on experience. 

 

Our low child-to-teacher ratio provides us the opportunity to bond with your toddler during everyday activities, which ensure your child development and social needs.

Smart Children primary teaching goal is to help young children use the environment productively and see themselves as capable learners. They will acquire the skills and abilities needed for a lifetime of learning through carefully planned, developmentally appropriate activities arranged by our teachers.

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Toddlers 
(12 to 18 months)

 

Smart Children Development Practices

When a learning environment encourages exploration and discovery, children develop a sense of trust and belonging. They feel important and valued when others listen to them, seek out their ideas, and allow them to express themselves. This type of environment is considered hands-on or learning through play. Children in our classrooms are encouraged to discover things on their own. They learn by exploring the actual objects we talk about. The teachers inspire the children by asking open ended questions and finding new ways to teach new things within the subject area.

Individual Appropriateness

Each child is a unique person with an individual pattern and timing of growth, as well as an individual personality, learning style, and family background. Through our curriculum, teachers’ interactions are responsive to those individual differences, and focus daily on the skills in which your child expresses interest.

Circle Time

Circle time is a large group activity. During circle time, children learn about the days of the week, the months, the weather (as well as weather predictions), the alphabet, and counting. It is an important moment of the day, as the children learn to interact and communicate between themselves, generating self-esteem and respect.

 

Toddlers 2
(18 to 24 months) 
& Toddlers 3 
(2 to 3 years)

Motor Skills Play

Motor skills play develops and builds large motor skills (walking, crawling, running, jumping, climbing, etc.). Children develop these skills outside while using playground equipment, running, taking walks, and inside by exercising and climbing on the soft blocks. These skills are important in many ways. The children develop large muscle movements that ultimately translate into beginning writing skills. Children grow from the trunk of their bodies out to their fingers. They need to master large movements before they can master the small ones. Ours teachers facilitate play by planning specific games and exercises.

Our low child-to-teacher ratio provides us the opportunity to bond with your toddler during everyday activities, which ensure your child development and social needs.

Introduction to Foreign Languages in the Classrooms

Decades of research suggest that introducing toddlers to a second language helps shape the brain at its most flexible stage. Toddlers are constantly absorbing sounds they hear. The more sounds they are exposed to before they can actually talk, the easier they will find it to mimic the native accents of other languages. This also enables them to learn additional languages more easily as they get older. Even though English is the first language spoken in each classroom, your child will be exposed to French and Spanish through songs, stories and games. It’s an opportunity to increase your child’s brain power as learning another language enhances a child’s overall speech development. Research suggests babies and young children grow new brain cells to process the particular languages they are exposed to.

Montessori Classroom

Optimal education requires optimal surroundings. Grounded in core principles of order, respect, and freedom within limits, Montessori environments are intentionally designed to foster concentration, collaboration and community. The equipment in our Montessori inspired schools is attractive, the right size for small hands, and designed as a complete task, so children have the satisfaction of seeing the results of their work. 

In a Montessori classroom there are some rules about behavior and tidiness but beyond that, children are free to choose whatever activity they wish and to work with it for as long as they want (in the limits of the schedule of course). They are free to move about and work alone or with others at will. Much of the time children select work that captures their interest, although teachers help them to choose activities that will present new challenges and new areas of inquiry. When they are finish with an activity, children are expected to put materials back where they belong. Children are taught to manage their own community, and they develop independence and strong leadership skills. 

Success in school is directly tied to the degree to which children believe they are capable, independent human beings. When children develop a meaningful degree of independence, they set a pattern for a lifetime of good work habits, self-discipline, and sense of responsibility. In this classroom, children will help set the table, they have sink and toilet at their size so they can learn to wash their hands and go to the bathroom if they are ready. Children must be potty train by the age of 3; teamwork and communication between parents, teachers and children are the keys to mastery during this important phase. Potty training will start only when your child is ready.

Smart Children Development Practices

Children learn by doing. Through active involvement with their environment, children attempt to make sense of the world around them. They learn by exploring their environment through hands-on experience. Teaching young children is a creative process. Smart Children primary teaching goal is to help young children use the environment productively and see themselves as capable learners. They will acquire the skills and abilities needed for a lifetime of learning through carefully planned, developmentally appropriate activities arranged by our teachers.When a learning environment encourages exploration and discovery, children develop a sense of trust and belonging. They feel important and valued when others listen to them, seek out their ideas, and allow them to express themselves. This type of environment is considered hands-on or learning through play. Children in our classrooms are encouraged to discover things on their own. They learn by exploring the actual objects we talk about. The teachers inspire the children by asking open ended questions and finding new ways to teach new things within the subject area.

Introduction to Foreign Languages in the Classrooms

Children are constantly absorbing sounds they hear. The more sounds they are exposed to before they can actually talk, the easier they will find it to mimic the native accents of other languages. This also enables them to learn additional languages more easily as they get older. Even though English is the first language spoken in each classroom, your child will be exposed to French and Spanish through songs, stories and games. It’s an opportunity to increase your child’s brain power, as learning another language enhances a child’s overall speech development.; research suggests babies and young children grow new brain cells to process the particular languages they are exposed to.

Circle Time

Circle time is a large group activity. During circle time, children learn about the days of the week, the months, the weather (as well as weather predictions), the alphabet, and counting. It is an important moment of the day, as the children learn to interact and communicate between themselves, generating self-esteem and respect.

Our low child-to-teacher ratio provides us the opportunity to bond with your toddler during everyday activities, which ensure your child development and social needs.

Motor Skills Play

Motor skills play develops and builds large motor skills (walking, crawling, running, jumping, climbing, etc.). Children develop these skills outside while using the play equipment, running, taking walks, and inside by exercising, and climbing on the soft blocks. These skills are important in many ways. The children develop large muscle movements that ultimately translate into beginning writing skills. Children grow from the trunk of their bodies out to their fingers. They need to master large movements before they can master the small ones. Teachers can facilitate play by planning specific games and exercises.

Individual Appropriateness

Each child is a unique person with an individual pattern and timing of growth, as well as an individual personality, learning style, and family background. Both our curriculum and teachers’ interactions with the children are responsive to those individual differences, and focus daily on the skills in which your child express interest.

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