Perspective from our Families

All of the staff are so friendly. I feel confident that my daughter is in good hands. It took her a couple weeks to adjust since she is only part-time, but now she loves it and is excited when I drop her off in the morning, which makes me so happy. - Jackie B.

Perspective from our Families

All of the staff are so friendly. I feel confident that my daughter is in good hands. It took her a couple weeks to adjust since she is only part-time, but now she loves it and is excited when I drop her off in the morning, which makes me so happy. - Jackie B.

Educational Philosophy

A toddler’s growing independence and desire for exploration demand an environment that is safe and rich in sensory activities and routines.

Our program offers toddlers the freedom to explore with purposeful guidance; our skillful teachers take each child’s lead, noticing interests and guiding children towards deeper and more purposeful play.

Daily Experiences

Daily experiences foster physical, sensory, social, emotional, and intellectual development.

Physical Care

Our toddler program begins to introduce your child to group structures and ensures that we meet your child’s individual needs by providing an adequate balance of activity and rest to adequately prepare your child for learning ahead. We provide nutritious meals and snacks to fuel your growing bundle of energy. We give children the time and guidance necessary to gain independence with self-help skills like hand washing and self-feeding at family-style meals.

Sensory Stimulation

Children roll up their sleeves and engage in finger paint, pour and splash their way through the water table, experiment with sand, and create masterpieces with playdough.

Motor Skills

Our children engage in activities such as painting, making music, solving puzzles, and building. We spend plenty of time climbing, running, and jumping outdoors or, in the case of inclement weather, in our indoor gym.

Social-Emotional Skills

Core values such as kindness and curiosity are modeled through interactions with children and introduced through developmentally appropriate language. Teachers encourage the children to express what they are feeling, helping children recognize certain feelings by naming and describing. Teachers support children with clear limits and reminders of limits throughout the day.

Language Development

Our children begin to develop the habits and identities of emergent readers through well loved songs, read alouds, magnet and flannel board stories, and conversations. Our cozy reading nook surely isn't the only place where children read and listen to stories! Our toddler teachers keep baskets of books relating to music, science, and dramatic play in different areas of the classroom. When children see and read books about food in the “kitchen,” for instance, they are learning that readers read for different purposes and that reading is a fun part of everything we do!

A Mother’s Touch is pleased to offer the Language Stars Spanish Program to our Toddler classrooms.

Learn more about our Language Stars program