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 Experience, 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 opportunities, 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 help young children develop secure adult attachments, socialization, attention, language acquisition and cooperation skills.
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
The Toddler-Adult Experiences are offered in eight-week sessions, all similar in curriculum, during the fall, winter and spring trimesters. Classes are held each Wednesday from 8:45-10:00 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 a $100 non-refundable deposit, 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. Designed as an outreach program for Old Trail School, the Toddler-Adult Experience is open to the wider community; an admission application is not required.
- Fall session (eight classes): September 20, 2023 to November 8, 2023
- Winter session (eight classes): January 10, 2024 to February 28, 2024
- Spring session (eight classes): April 3, 2024 to May 22, 2024