“I have had my children enrolled here since my youngest was an infant. Now my oldest has begun elementary school and I couldn’t be happier with their growth and care. I have seen the curriculum and care provided at each level of the center and I have been pleased every step of the way. My kids literally run into the center every morning excited to see their teachers and friends. My oldest child was more than prepared to start Kindergarten and has transitioned wonderfully due largely to the help of the First Steps staff. We see the staff as an extension of our family and I am so thankful to have found them.“
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.