Critical Early Years
(Program for Children 18 months to 2 1/2 years)
Toddlers are eager to learn, explore, try new things, and master new skills. This is a time of tremendous brain growth in the areas of language, spatial relationships, music, art, social graces, and so much more. If, during this period, the mind is stimulated by the child's exposure to a rich environment, the brain will literally develop a much stronger and lasting ability to learn and accomplish.
At LSM, we recognize Toddlerhood as the most imperative stages of a child's growth. LSM's state of the art Toddler environments are carefully designed to help the child in taking the important first steps away from home - into a warm, nurturing, supportive and healthy atmosphere. You can rest assured that your child will enjoy and flourish in our stimulating social setting that promotes learning, exploration, discovery, and freedom of movement.
Our Toddler Program is intended to provide your child:
- A period of self-development and learning self-help and social skills
- Active learning materials to enhance fine muscle activities and prepare him/her for future development
- A nurturing atmosphere that follows natural rhythm and needs of the young child.
Our Toddler Curriculum provides diverse learning experiences in areas of Practical Life, early number concepts, expressive and receptive Language development, outdoor play, music and creative art expression all within a flexible daily routine.
Toddlerhood is the ideal stage to begin in a stimulating, developmentally appropriate program as children at this age demonstrate a remarkable ability to absorb knowledge, master new ideas and develop new skills.
The LSM Toddler Programs offer limited number (20% of the Toddler spaces) of spaces for older Infants within our Toddler Programs. To ensure that our program is developmentally appropriate for your child, we require that the child be walking and developmentally ready to participate within the Toddler Program and staffing ratio.
Need further information about starting earlier than 18 months? Our Admissions staff would be happy to answer your questions or set up a tour for your visit.