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L.E.A.P.® toddler curriculum

Toddlers at TLE® are treated to early childhood education curriculum that nurtures their new mobility, giving them the chance to learn by exploring in a safe space and to develop their cognitive skills.

Our year-end milestones

While each day is a fun new adventure at TLE®, the lessons and early education curriculum are preparing your child to meet important end-of-year milestones —to ensure child development at the right pace. For our toddlers, those milestones are:

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  • Be encouraged to explore and build their small andlarge muscles by participating in toddler exercises that get them moving
  • Develop communication skills to make sounds and gestures to communicate their wants and needs
  • Be introduced to shapes, colors, numbers and letters
  • Participate in purposeful play and have access to outdoor activities
  • Start to build a vocabulary of single words

Our curriculum components

Toddlers will participate in a new themed early childhood education program each month that incorporates a wide variety of activities for toddlers involving problems in logic, math, reading, phonics and writing skills. Our monthly themes take children on new and exciting learning adventures through fun hands-on activities that are led by some of our favorite TLE® characters.

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Our programs for toddlers

American Sign Language

Our American Sign Language program teachers toddlers to sign and communicate in connection with their daily lessons.  When learning about travel, for example, parents are always amazed at how their children can sign words like “passport” or “suitcase.”

At the beginning of every month, those signs are printed and sent home with families to extend the lesson in American Sign Language. The parents are also kept abreast of the Sign Language Alphabet as a resource, and can connect pictures to descriptions of the sign language in order to practice communicating with the children.

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Manners and etiquette

From a very early age, toddlers are learning manners from our Manners & Etiquette coach, Penny Polite. These lessons reinforce the concept of good behavior—including basics like sitting tummy to the table, using napkins to wipe their mouths and using their communication skills in American Sign Language for children or using their words to say “thank you” and “please.” They’re also learning the concept of sharing, taking turns and being kind to their peers, be it in the classroom or on the playground.

Physical fitness programs

Starting at the toddler age, children are learning to move their bodies, as well as keep their bodies and minds healthy by starting to identify healthy choices. TLE® makes physical fitness an important part of early childhood education, and our physical fitness coach, Flexi Flamingo, helps teach our little learners healthy habits that will last a lifetime. 

Our daily schedule

6:30-800 Early Arrival Program

8:00-8:30 Greeting the Children/Parent Communication:Free Choice Centers–Art, Sensory, Language, Math, Fine Motor, Computers, Science, Child-Initiated Activities

8:30-8:45 Circle Time: Welcoming Activities, Finger Plays, Songs

8:45-9:00 Snack Time: Nutritious snacks will be served, Manners Matter, Potty Time, Etc.

9:00-9:30 Art and Sensory: Creative activities enhance emotional development; Finger Painting, Pasting, Sand and Water Table, Etc.

9:30-9:45 Physical Fitness with Flexi Flamingo®:Children will engage in physical exercise and routine, and discuss healthy bodies and nutrition

9:45-10:00 Fine Motor Skills: Matching, Classifying, Exposure to Numbers

10:00-10:30 Free Choice Centers: Art, Sensory, Language, Math, Fine Motor, Computers, Science; Child-Initiated Activities

10:30-11:00 Playground Time: Gross Motor Skills, Coordination, Balance, Tossing Balls, Etc.

11:00–11:15 Diapering/Hand Washing

11:15–11:30 Language Skills/Library Storytelling: Emphasis on Language Development, Puppets, Games, Rhymes, Etc.

11:30–2:30 Lunch/Rest Time/Quiet Activities

2:30–3:00 Waking Up/Diapering

3:00–3:30 Snack Time: Nutritious snack will be served, Manners Matter, Potty Time, Etc.

3:30–4:00 Playground Time:Gross Motor Skills, Coordination, Balance, Tossing Balls, Etc

4:00-4:15 Diapering/Hand Washing

4:15–4:45 Songs Music and Movement:Singing, Dancing

4:45–5:05 Circle Time:Finger Plays, Songs, Goodbye Songs

5:05–5:30 Free Choice Centers/Diaper Changes:Art, Sensory, Math; Child-Initiated Activities

5:30–6:30 Table Toys/Quiet Activities/Greeting Parents

(Diapering is provided and supervised on an as needed basis.)

Our daily schedule

6:30-800 Early Arrival Program

8:00-8:30 Greeting the Children/Parent Communication:Free Choice Centers–Art, Sensory, Language, Math, Fine Motor, Computers, Science, Child-Initiated Activities

8:30-8:45 Circle Time: Welcoming Activities, Finger Plays, Songs

8:45-9:00 Snack Time: Nutritious snacks will be served, Manners Matter, Potty Time, Etc.

9:00-9:30 Art and Sensory: Creative activities enhance emotional development; Finger Painting, Pasting, Sand and Water Table, Etc.

9:30-9:45 Physical Fitness with Flexi Flamingo®:Children will engage in physical exercise and routine, and discuss healthy bodies and nutrition

9:45-10:00 Fine Motor Skills: Matching, Classifying, Exposure to Numbers

10:00-10:30 Free Choice Centers: Art, Sensory, Language, Math, Fine Motor, Computers, Science; Child-Initiated Activities

10:30-11:00 Playground Time: Gross Motor Skills, Coordination, Balance, Tossing Balls, Etc.

11:00–11:15 Diapering/Hand Washing

11:15–11:30 Language Skills/Library Storytelling: Emphasis on Language Development, Puppets, Games, Rhymes, Etc.

11:30–2:30 Lunch/Rest Time/Quiet Activities

2:30–3:00 Waking Up/Diapering

3:00–3:30 Snack Time: Nutritious snack will be served, Manners Matter, Potty Time, Etc.

3:30–4:00 Playground Time:Gross Motor Skills, Coordination, Balance, Tossing Balls, Etc

4:00-4:15 Diapering/Hand Washing

4:15–4:45 Songs Music and Movement:Singing, Dancing

4:45–5:05 Circle Time:Finger Plays, Songs, Goodbye Songs

5:05–5:30 Free Choice Centers/Diaper Changes:Art, Sensory, Math; Child-Initiated Activities

5:30–6:30 Table Toys/Quiet Activities/Greeting Parents

(Diapering is provided and supervised on an as needed basis.)