Pal-A-Roo’s knows that children between 12 and 24 months of age differ greatly in their development. Therefore, we separate these children into two classes, the Waddlers and Toddlers, so children of similar development can interact and learn together. Teachers use the Addison-Wesley Active Learning Series program for this age group for optimal learning and growth.
In our Waddler classroom (approximately 12-18 months of age) children transition from Infant to Toddler by using mats instead of cribs during nap and small tables and chairs instead of high chairs at meals. Children acquire skills needed for social interaction. Expressive language often emerges, and the children continue to develop fine and gross motor skills through repeated use of developmentally appropriate toys.
Children progress to the Toddler classroom when they are approximately 18 months old. The Waddler curriculum remains in place but new tasks challenge the more mobile, cognizant, and mature toddler. Creative art occurs daily, and children participate in activities to build fine motor skills.
For more information about our Waddler and Toddler programs, please view our Virtual Tour.