Welcome to the Toddler Room!
Our Toddler room cares for children from age 15 months until two years. We have an interactive group time with the toddlers. The toddlers are read to and they often learn the words themselves. It is wonderful to see their animation and eagerness during this activity. We also sing songs and do actions which they quickly pick up on and are doing right along with us. We count to ten and sing our ABC's during group and transition times. The repetition of this allows them to learn to count and say their ABC's.
Important Information About the Toddler Room
We have several transitions that take place in this room.
- We sleep on cots at nap time, no more cribs!
- We sit in chairs at lunch, no more highchairs!
- We only drink out of cups, no more bottles!
- We have a structured day!
- No more diaper bags please.
We still use pacifiers, we’re not that big yet, but we try and limit them to naptime only. Please feel free to send a special blanket and/or stuffed animal that will be kept on your child’s cot.
If possible please send your child to The Caring Place in shoes that tie. Toddlers will take their shoes off many times if they are able…tie shoes can be double knotted.
Toddlers love exploring with their senses and we do a lot of messy, fun activities to help them discover; please do not send your child in clothes that you don’t want messy.
Toddlers are very curious and love to scatter everything. Please make certain that EVERYTHING that you bring into the center is clearly labeled, including coats, hats, gloves, and extra clothes.
Meals and Snacks
Meals and snacks are provided through the Food Services Department at Carle. A menu is available for your review. If you child requires a special diet, please let us know and we will work with you to make sure your child’s nutritional needs are being met.