Toddlers: 1 – 2 years old

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, the toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that young children learn best through hands-on experiences. Each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Your Toddler’s Day

Friendship Academy’s toddler curriculum enables your child to grow in confidence and learn to walk tall in his new world. From first steps to first words, your toddler will begin to experience the world in new ways at Friendship Academy. Group games provide your toddler with a sense of identity and his place in the broader world.

We provide child-directed activities such as art and sensory time. We provide meals and snacks, help toddlers adjust to transitions between activities throughout the day, and accommodate individual differences and developmental abilities. Because toddlers are gaining independence, we support their desires to learn to feed themselves and help with meal preparation, fostering self-help skills.

Sample Curriculum

Imitating and responding to the words and actions of others
Identifying and naming familiar items
Engaging in conversations using pictures and puppets
Following simple directions and asking questions

Learning to understand and express emotions appropriately
Developing strong listening skills through storytelling
Interacting with peers in a group setting

Learning about body parts through songs and rhymes
Crawling, jumping, running, kicking, and tossing
Gaining enhanced eye-hand coordination through writing, drawing, and lacing shoes

Learning and responding to their own name
Identifying and sorting basic colors
Learning cause and effect through trial and error with musical instruments
Bible stories to reinforce Christian values