toddler program


 

We have two Toddler Rooms at Zion, Toddler 1 and Toddler 2.

 

Toddler 1: 1 year old – 18 months

Lead Teacher: Rebecca Trinastic

ScheduleThe Toddler 1 Room is the first room that has more of a set schedule.  Children will transition to one nap upon moving into this classroom.  At first, some children won't be ready to give up one of their naps. We will work with you and your child to ensure this transition is as smooth as possible. 

What will my child do and learn in the Toddler 1 Room? Our teachers will work hands-on with your child to ensure they are being challenged, learning, and being nurtured all day, every day.  Your child will work on the following: 

  • Small Motor Skills – pincer grasp, pointing to pictures in books and on flashcard, holding their own cup, holding a spoon and learning to scoop with it, coloring/scribbling.
  • Large Motor Skills - walking independently, running, playing in the gym and on the playground
  • Transition from a high chair to a regular table and chair
  • Transition from a bottle to a sippy cup
  • Learn the parts of the body
  • Animals and sounds 
  • Lots of songs, stories, and flashcards!

 

For more information on our Toddler 1 Room please click here (PDF)


 

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Toddler 2: 18 months – 2 years old

Lead Teacher: Paige Bulman

ScheduleThe Toddler 1 Room's schedule is very similar to that of the Toddler 1 Room.  The child will nap once a day from about 12:30-3:00 PM or when a child wakes.  The days are full of activities, gym and outside time, art circle time, snack, lunch, etc.. 

             

Click here for a complete Toddler 2 Schedule (PDF)

 

What will my child do and learn in the Toddler 2 Room? Our teachers are very hands-on to ensure each child's success throughout the day.  In the Toddler 2 classroom, your child will work on the following:

  • Small Motor Skills – building with blocks, sorting shapes, art, scribbling, painting, pasting, using a spoon and fork...
  • Large Motor Skills - playing outside and in the gym, running, jumping, using ride-on toys, kicking and throwing balls...
  • Transition from a sippy cup to a "big kid" cup
  • Mastering parts of the body
  • Mastering animals and the sounds they make
  • Object recognition - point to objects in books or on flashcards when asked
  • Songs and stories 
  • Learning to fold their hands and pray

 

For more information on our Toddler 2 Room please click here (PDF)