Toddler Freshman

Toddler Care Program

12 Months to 24 Months

At Childrens’ Kastle, we know how much our independent and curious explorers love to dump, pour, climb, and slide as they are rapidly growing. Toddlers are on the move! Our toddler day care environment supports your child’s cognitive and physical development through age-appropriate activities that are designed to enhance fine and gross motor skills, eye-hand coordination, and communication skills.

Due to short toddler attention spans, organized group activities are shortened. To that end, your toddler’s individual needs and development will largely make up the daily schedule. Growth through repetition and interest allow your child to enjoy newly acquired capabilities. On a daily basis you will receive an information sheet to highlight your toddler’s day including eating, napping, diapering, needs, and special activities. Our teachers evaluate every child formally twice a year and of course, daily communication and daily visits are welcomed and encouraged.

Download Parent Letter: Welcome to the Freshman Room

Take A Closer Look into Our Toddler Freshman Room

Developmental Activities

Toddlers need plenty of time to explore their newly found independence and boundaries. It is an exciting time for your child! Your one- to two-year-old is becoming more independent each day, and requires the ability to do things for themselves. We encourage them to do as much as possible on their own, and celebrate each milestone.

We nurture your toddler’s development with activities that enhance his or her cognitive, language, motor, and social skills. It is important for your child to begin playing and learning in groups, as well as individually, to encourage appropriate social development. Our teachers engage your child in daily whole group instruction with other toddlers, as well as allowing time for play, nurturing, and learning.

Some other fun activities we offer:

  • Sand play
  • Water play
  • Riding and climbing toys
  • Shape sorting
  • Block building
  • Crayons and paper
  • Dress-up corner
  • Play kitchen
  • Outdoor activities
  • Puzzles
  • Messy play
  • Stories
  • Music
  • Painting

Happy Parents Say

We are so blessed to have such wonderful people teach, love and care for our son Dominick. He loves coming to daycare. We never have to worry about him because we know he is in great care. You provide him with a safe environment to learn and grow. Our expectations have been exceeded with the level of care you all have given him. We cannot thank you enough for the time you put in everyday to care for our son. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Megan, Rich and Dominick Pavetto

Childrens’ Kastle, for our family, has been a welcoming place. I think back to that first day back in January 2005, when I had to leave my little, vulnerable 3 month old, I remember thinking “How can I do this?” Well, it was the comforting arms of Debbie who hugged me as I cried, and reassured me that Crosby would be fine, and so would I, while still understanding how difficult it was to have to go back to work full time. I think I called 2 or 3 times that morning just to make sure he was OK, and picked him up after only a half a day. Never was I judged or told to leave, and was assured I could call anytime. We are proud to say that all 3 of our children have been cared for by Debbie-she has been one of the constants, and such a comfort to our family. She is always there to offer a cheerful smile and hello in the morning, and never forgets any of the children that she has cared for.

Danielle Juliano

We began sending our son to Childrens’ Kastle from 8 weeks old. He was in the program through the start of kindergarten and still attends the after school program today. My daughter now attends Childrens’ Kastle and will follow the same pattern. We found with our son who was going to be a young 5 year old entering kindergarten that he was more than ready when tested to begin school and we attribute a great deal of that to the curriculum at Childrens’ Kastle. We know we will have the same with our daughter. We highly recommend Childrens’ Kastle.

Sue and Todd Puccio

Please call Childrens’ Kastle for more information about joining our learning center at 716-681-2601,
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