Toddler-Adult (18-30 Months)
Research has repeatedly shown that the best time to invest in a child's education is in the earliest years. We believe a child's first school experience should not only be educational, but exciting and nurturing as well.
Our Toddler-Adult Program, which is designed for children ages 18-30 months of age, lays the foundation for exploration, wonder and communication at a time when children are curious about new experiences, but still reliant on the steady presence of a trusted adult. Together, toddlers and their ‘grown-ups’ will become part of a small community that encourages play and exploration—the ways in which children learn best.
Our program is designed to equip parents and caregivers with the tools to develop secure adult attachments, socialization, attention, language acquisition and cooperation skills in young children.
Led by an experienced Old Trail Early Childhood teacher, adults will be guided in ways to meaningfully interact with children through play, songs and interactive story time. In a warm and nurturing environment, children will:
- Become a part of a trusted community.
- Practice independence.
- Discover that other adults are part of their trusted community.
- Strengthen communication skills and expression between the children and adults.
When children have intentional, playful interactions with their caregivers, they create connections that foster meaningful relationships, develop a strong sense of self, and better understand and communicate their own emotions and needs.
Amanda Irwin, Primary School Director
Toddler-Adult classes are offered in eight-week sessions, all similar in curriculum, during the fall, winter and spring trimesters. Classes are held each Wednesday from 8:45-10:15 a.m. for toddlers who are 18-24 months and from 10:30 a.m.-Noon for toddlers who are 24-30 months old. The cost for each eight-week session is $325 (including $100 non-refundable, due at registration). A maximum of seven (7) children will be registered for each class. Children should meet the age requirement by the first day of the session for which they are registered.
- Fall session (eight classes): September 21, 2022 to November 9, 2022
- Winter session (eight classes): January 11, 2023 to March 8, 2023
- Spring session (eight classes): April 5, 2023 to May 24, 2023