At The Kid’s Corral, we understand that toddlers are stepping out of baby shoes and into walking shoes. They are no longer infants, but are still in the early childhood years. They are learning to explore the sights, sounds, and textures of a whole new world. We now know that children begin learning from the moment they are born, and the environment we create lays the foundation for their development throughout life. When a child first enters a child care setting, parents may feel both excited and sad. By finding a caring place for your toddler, you help him grow to feel good about himself and to thrive.
During the early childhood years, all areas of development—thinking, feeling, moving, and getting along with others—are connected. Newly mobile toddlers want to take off in every direction at once and experience every sensation. But toddlers also need to feel safe and secure so they can develop a love of learning that will be an asset during school years and beyond. Relationships with caring adults give toddlers the confidence to experiment as they grow, step by step, into people who are ready to meet the challenges of life.
At The Kid’s Corral, our staff works with children to function on a routine daily schedule with planned activities that promote appropriate development in each child. The staff focuses on assisting children in meeting developmental milestones in the areas of language development, listening skills, physical development and play, music and art appreciation, fine and gross motor skills, social and emotional development as well as color and shape recognition.
Our curriculum offers opportunities for hands-on activities encouraging your child to explore, inquire and discover the world around them. Teachers read aloud to students on a daily basis. Stories promote fun, adventure and imagination, thereby promoting literacy and a lifelong love of learning.
Educational research has shown that early interactive reading experiences between children and adults lead to future success in school. The outdoor playground is developmentally appropriate providing each child with the fun and active play necessary for a well-rounded, positive daily experience in a clean and safe environment.
It is our goal to provide each child with the necessary foundation needed to learn and grow. Each parent receives a daily report to keep them informed of their child’s activities, discoveries and advancements.