“We have 17 month old twins that are enrolled at First Steps. My husband and I love that I can drop the kids off in the morning and he can pick them up in the afternoon and we do not have to worry about them throughout the day. We know they are in good hands. They have a great curriculum and enjoy going there. The teachers are very nice and spend quality time with the kids. We get children s daily activity sheets and it s nice to know that they aren t just playing with toys all day long. They are actually doing constructive activities that are the building blocks as they move up through the program and move onto the next age level classroom. It s always nice to get new fridge decorations too! We love it at First Steps and couldn t ask for a better place to bring our kids and group of people!“
Toddler (1 year to 2 years)
Our toddler room ranges in age from about 15 months to 24 months. Some of the qualifications for our “toddlers” is that they be walking, are off the pacifier and bottle, and are down to one nap a day. This classroom starts to introduce a structure to the day. They will have breakfast, 2 snacks and catered lunch. In this room we start to introduce a basic curriculum, the morning is filled with teacher-initiated activities that involve art, music, fine motor, large motor, sensory exploration, free play and story time. (A more detailed listing of the schedule is posted in the classroom for parent review.) The toddlers are introduced to sleeping on cots, as well as using cups and spoons. The children are still allowed to bring blankets and stuffed animals to sleep with so they have the comfort of home while they nap. In the afternoon we like to focus on children interaction and socialization. We believe that allowing the children to learn and develop from each other is just as important as learning from our teachers.