PROGRAMS & CURRICULUM
Our Toddler Program supports your child’s eagerness for learning in a fun, creative, engaging environment. Our Toddler classroom has special furniture and safety measures to cater to your child’s size and building body awareness.
Our 1:6 teacher-to-child ratio provides each child valuable learning interactions and support as they experience great developmental accomplishments.
With the classroom’s close proximity to the office and our office staff, there is ample help for those days when the toddlers need some extra comforting.
Curriculum & Daily Activities
The Toddler Program focuses on assisting little ones with accomplishing age appropriate milestones that enhance their independence. Many of the activities revolve around developing their fine motor and sensory skills such as working with Play-Doh, shaving cream, and paint. The outdoor playground has age-appropriate materials and allows the children to explore plants, trees, play areas, and water/mud stations. They absolutely love having fun out in the open air and strengthening their gross motor skills. The toddlers enjoy a fruit and veggie snack in the morning and afternoon. Lunch time is around 11:30AM and the children nap from 12:30PM – 2:30PM.
About 3 times a month, the toddlers get to visit the Art Studio or Nature Lab to encourage their exploration and love of both art and science. In the classroom, the little ones enjoy “Circle Time” where they focus on ABCs, numbers 1-10, shapes, days of the week, colors, and animals. The teachers also read books and offer songs for the children to dance and sing along to. The Conscious Discipline breathing techniques are incorporated daily, so the children feel soothed and learn how to regulate their bodies. The Toddler Program strengthens the children’s independence, communication skills, and provides awareness to academics. CMP ensures the toddlers get plenty of love and hugs to help them transition into enjoying school.
Carmel Mountain Preschool goes above and beyond to ensure your child receives the support that they need to thrive. Conscious Discipline methods are used by our well trained and educated teachers and staff members. We encourage you to check out more information on these methods as they can be very helpful in using the right words at the right time for your child to learn from their actions. We also have an Occupational Therapist and Speech Language Pathologist available to support the children in many areas. Please see the Unique Benefits page for more information.
— Parent Testimonial —
We are just 4 months into our first year at CMP and could not be happier with the results. Our son started a day after he turned 18 months old and it has been a joy to watch him grow with the education he’s receiving from CMP. The teachers, specifically his classroom with Miss Kat and Mrs. Marcy, along with everyone else in the school who assists in classes they may not be their own, deserve an enormous amount of credit and gratitude. The proof is in the pudding, and our child is happy, learning, and excited to get out of the car in the morning. We were referred to CMP by close friends but after one visit we knew it was hands down the best option for us and our son. We intend on doing whatever necessary to ensure our next child also attends CMP.
— The Wallace Family
- Toddler playground and ample outdoor space
- The Art Studio and The Nature Lab & Glenn Garden
- 1 to 6 teacher-to-student ratio
- Toddler designed specific furniture
- Safe and caring environment
- Teacher communication daily about diapers/eating/napping