Child Development in Jacksonville at Rattles to Tassels Learning Center

Preschool in Jacksonville for Pre-Toddlers

Early Learning For 1 Year Olds

Our preschool in Jacksonville, FL offers the perfect learning environment for your pre-toddler. At twelve months of age, most pre-toddlers at our preschool are walking effortlessly, looking a pictures in books, coloring with crayons and identifying shapes. Inside our child development center, our pre-toddlers work in small groups where they participate in a wide range of age appropriate, theme-based activities to stimulate and foster their development of motor skills, sensory ability, personal language and vocabulary.

To ease your child’s transition from the infant nursery to the pre-toddler child development center, our teachers spend time in the infant nursery to become more knowledgeable of each individual child and to develop a strong, loving bond with each child so as to ensure that the transition from the nursery to the child development center is as easy and smooth as possible.

Child development activities for your one year one child will include something new each day. Their curriculum-based lesson plans are different each week. They will participate in creative painting, dramatic play, science experiments, sensory exploration, fun learning games, short stories, music, song and dance movement.

Our Child Development Classroom and  Early Learning Curriculum

At our child development center, two early learning teachers work with no more than 5 one year old children at a time. Although all one year old children share the same pre-toddler classroom, depending on attendance, pre-toddlers are typically divided by age into two groups; a group for our younger one year olds, and a separate group for older pre-toddlers from about 18 to 24 months of age.

Just as in our infant daycare nursery, our Foundations for Success pre-toddler curriculum organizes learning experiences in two ways. First; lesson plans are separated by a bi-weekly theme which improves efficiency for teachers as lesson plans are developed throughout the school year. Second; within each theme, learning experiences are organized by age group to ensure material is appropriate for the pre-toddler classroom.

The Foundations for Success pre-toddler curriculum is comprehensive curriculum that helps our Jacksonville preschool teachers achieve the very best program for one year old children. The interactions children have with their child development teachers is nurturing, consistent, and loving, and the experiences your child will have are appropriately challenging.

At Rattles to Tassels Learning Center, pre-toddlers grow and flourish. In our Jacksonville child development center within an environment focused on early education, children learn to trust and joyfully explore their classroom surroundings, making discoveries and developing a sense of themselves as fast learners and a sense of caring for their classmates.

Our Child Development Program Features:

Personal Language
& Vocabulary Development

  • Learning interactions with teacher’s help build independence & confidence
  • Storytelling with excitement
  • Letter pronunciation with word games
  • Identify and name colors and shapes
  • Singing songs with music and movement
  • Learn colors through artwork
  • Encourage cleanup by naming toys
  • Asking your child questions
  • Build listening skills by giving guided directions throughout activities

Cross Curriculum

  • Science
  • Sensory
  • Cooking projects
  • Creative arts
  • Language and vocabulary building
  • Literacy foundations
  • Blocks and manipulative building toys
  • Dramatic play
  • Pre math skills: matching, counting, number recognition
  • Fine motor development

Potty Training Time

  • We will help prepare your child for toilet training when your child is ready
  • Teachers maintain a positive attitude towards potty training
  • We will encourage your child to sit on the potty chair
  • Potty breaks are scheduled
  • Teachers recognize signs of needing to use the toilet
  • We reinforce your child’s effort with verbal praise
  • Celebrate the transition from diapers to training pants
  • Disposable training pants are used when your child sleeps

Daily Group Time

  • Daily reading aloud and story time
  • Vocabulary building
  • Rhythm and movement
  • Songs and finger plays
  • Shapes and colors
  • Introduction to numbers and letters
  • Introduction to first name recognition

Bi-Weekly Child Development Themes

THEME #1: Cold & Icy

  • Things that Are Cold
  • Places that Are Very Cold
  • Animals that Live in Cold Places
  • Clothes I Wear in Cold Weather
  • Opposites: Hot/Cold
  • Nursery Rhyme: “Winter”
  • Community Helper: Antarctic Scientist

THEME #2: As Easy As A,B,C

  • What Are Letters
  • Putting Letters Together Can Make Words
  • Letters Are Everywhere
  • Letters in Different Languages
  • Opposites: Hot/Cold
  • Opposites: Straight/Curved
  • Nursery Rhyme: “Betty Botter”

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