(15 to 24 mths)
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Encouraging your toddler's exploration and independence, with help from…
Mia the ladybug & her friends guide each child through their daily learning using our unique and fun curriculum.More about our friends
Part or Full Time Professional Care – 1 to 5 days a week
Comprehensive Curriculum – Exceeds DCFS regulations
Extra Programs – Music, Spanish and PE
Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks – Exceeds USDA regulations
The toddler’s emerging language skills and developing cognitive abilities are evident during our group times and are encouraged and supported by our teachers. Our book reading, finger play, nursery rhymes, and songs provide each toddler with opportunities to practice the words he/she already knows, to acquire new ones, and to develop his/her listening and communication skills. Mia, our Ladybug, is here to help, and her name is one of the words we are learning this time!
The knowledge a toddler has already attained enhances his/her exploration and learning. Through sensory play, manipulation of toys, and other learning activities, each toddler develops his/her ability to make connections and to learn from the environment. Supported by our teachers and Mia, each toddler discovers new things about the world around him/her and builds understanding of how things work.
Art projects are fun activities for a toddler! Finger and brush painting engage each toddler in an enjoyable experimentation with colors and other painting materials and foster his/her developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination abilities. At LFDP, our teachers concentrate on offering each toddler the experience of creating something new, encouraging his/her sense of creativity. Mia is our best art guide!
Dramatic Play Time
Interest in playing out scenarios emerges at this age. Familiar and routine activities, such as cooking in the kitchen, putting the baby to sleep, and playing the doctor, are some of the toddler’s and Mia’s favorite scenarios. At LFDP, our teachers recognize the beginnings of pretend play in each toddler and provide him/her with the support he/she needs to build and enjoy his/her play and to develop his/her social and language skills.
Movement time includes exciting and challenging physical activities. Running, jumping, climbing and riding a bike boost each toddler’s eagerness for exploration and the development of new skills. Encouraged and guided by our teachers and Mia, each toddler progresses from beginner to advanced, mastering the skills at his/her own pace. By playing actively indoors and outdoors, each toddler develops muscle strength, endurance, agility, coordination, balance, and flexibility, as well as building confidence and social skills thru interaction with the other kids.
Musical Chairs Studio
Develops a Natural Appreciation of Music – Our music instructor will help your child express emotions and ideas through shared musical experiences, using favorite, new and cultural songs, that expose your child to a wide range of rhythms, tempos, moods and help identify basic music concepts such as loud and soft, fast and slow, high and low. Mia never misses a class!
The Spanish Hour
Enriches Children’s Lives – Es hora espanoles! Hurra!!! Our Spanish teacher will expand your child’s knowledge and opportunities with new words and perspectives, it’s the perfect time, as research studies show childhood is the ideal time for exploring a second language with benefits in cognitive and language development.
Combines Physical Activity with Imagination – Our creative movement instructor, encourages your child to move with activities such as gymnastics, yoga, dancing, flexibility, strength, coordination, concentration and spatial orientation are intertwined with imagination, self-esteem, competence, social skills and personal creativity.
Mary Ellen Rahn
Protecting your child is our priority. From secure entry to room cameras, we work to keep every child safe, every day.
Your child will develop healthy eating habits with our nutritious, child friendly meals for breakfast, lunch and snacks.
We take your kids out everyday to get some fresh air and physical play time.
Our teachers exceed DCFS requirements and have a commitment to high quality care and education.
Enhanced learning and behavior with our facilities furnishings, natural light, ample space and color.
Know what's going on with pictures and key updates of your loved one every day on our mobile app.
Convenient drop-off and pick with our allocated parking areas.
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