Welcome to the Toddler Classrooms

Funshine’s Jr. and Sr. Toddler programs encourage exploration, independence and friendship through age appropriate and hands-on activities. Our Jr. Toddler program is designed for children ages 12 months to 16 months. The Jr. Toddler classroom provides a flexible environment where children can transition to a structured and routine-based environment. Your child will learn many independent skills such as eating at a table with a spoon, sleeping on a cot, and following a nap schedule. Our Sr. Toddler program is designed for children 16 months to 2 years. Age appropriate hands-on activities are planned daily that are intended to build their independence, curiosity, and social and emotional skills. Our Sr. Toddlers will enjoy hands on sensory experiences such as “cooking” (exploring textures and mixing and measuring ingredients), scooping and pouring rice and sand, “writing” in whipped cream and pudding and squishing play dough and finger paint. All of these activities are not only messy good fun, but also help to strengthen fine motor muscle development and early mathematic reasoning skills.

Health, Hygiene and Safety

Health, hygience and safety are our top priority! We have secure entrances and require written approval for any guest pick-ups. Toys and equipment are sanitized throughout the day, and as they are placed in children's mouths. A professional cleaning company cleans and disinfects each evening, and the floor rugs are professionally cleaned quarterly and spot treated as needed.

Qualified and experienced staff

All of our Toddler Teachers are certified in Infant/Toddler First Aid and CPR. In addition to being highly qualified, they are experienced, dedicated and loving.

Communication

Funshine uses an easy to use app & web based parent communication and family involvement tool called Daily Connect. Daily Connect provides real time communication of diaper changes, feedings, activities and photo's are shared throughout the day.

Small Groups

Our toddler class is separated into a Jr. Toddler classroom and a Sr. Toddler classroom. Each program encourage exploration, independence and friendship through age appropriate and hands-on activities. Our Jr. Toddler program is designed for children ages 12 months to 16 months and provides a flexible environment where children can transition to a structured and routine-based environment. Our Sr. Toddler program is designed for children 16 months to 2 years and continues to build children's independence while providing additional learning experiences and enrichment activities.

Sign Language and Spanish

Sign Language and Spanish begin in our infant classroom, children progress toward a stronger understanding through daily planned activities in each classroom. Evidence suggests that learning how to sign can enhance young children’s brain function, boost their self-esteem, and give them a concrete (and appropriate) way to express emotions and enhances literacy skills. Signing at an early age also facilitates communication and is an effective tool to promote a more comfortable learning environment and initiates an interest and enthusiasm for learning.

Play Based Learning

The philosophy behind our curriculum is that young children learn best by doing. Learning isn’t just repeating what someone else says; it requires active thinking and experimenting to find out how things work and to learn firsthand about the world we live in. In their early years, children explore the world around them by using all their senses and having fun! Check out one of our lesson plans plans to explore how we use intentional fun to foster development!

What Makes Us Special?

Choosing the right care for your toddler is an important decision! We understand the importance of this decision and are dedicated to providing the very best care and experiences for your growing toddler. Our teachers and staff will provide nurturing and engaging experiencse for your little one that will foster positive relationships and encourage independence, confidence and joy.

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