The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos®
Apple Ridge Academy's curriculum for Infant, Toddler and Twos --The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Twos® --provides a comprehensive framework emphasizing that relationships between caregivers/teachers and children and their families form the basis of curriculum for very young children.
Infant Curriculum (6 weeks to ~12 months)
The first year of your child’s life is an amazing time of growth and is a building block for future stages of development. Our infant program is designed to stimulate your baby’s cognitive, emotional and physical development. You will notice the warm, caring environment and our dedication to cleanliness and sanitation. Every infant has his/her own crib and special care is taken to personalize your child’s resting space, with pictures of your family. Our classroom is filled with educational and age-appropriate toys, materials and books, to encourage safe exploration and provide intellectual stimulation.
Our infant classroom is limited to 8 infants with 2 teachers, to allow an abundance of individualized attention and superior care. Our staff will follow the schedule you set for feeding and sleeping, and will provide opportunities for activities based on the individual needs of your child.
Toddler Curriculum (~12 months to 24 months)
Your toddler is asserting his/her independence in new ways every day. We recognize that children at this age may be at very different stages of development, and individualize our program to meet the needs of every child. Toddlers learn through sensory experiences that enhance their cognitive, language, motor and social skills.
Your toddler is starting to develop friendships and gain confidence as they use their words and thoughts to interact with others. We believe that it is important for your toddler to express himself/herself creatively and are committed to providing opportunities and experiences to promote their unique skills and interests.
Your child will spend his/her day creating, exploring, listening to music and stories, singing, role playing and learning! Our toddler classroom is limited to 8 toddlers with 2 teachers, to allow an abundance of individualized attention and superior care!
Twos Curriculum (two-year olds)
Your two-year old is entering a world of rapid development in many areas, and is eager for attention and challenges. He/she is filled with energy and curiosity, and is developing a new sense of increasing independence.
Our teachers provide the structure and guidance your child needs throughout the day as he/she learns to share, get along with others and perform tasks that require a longer attention span. More than just daycare, it includes listening to stories, singing songs, playing games and participating in creative expression help your child develop language and vocabulary skills, as well as movement and sensory motor skills. When your child starts to show an interest in using the toilet, we will partner with you to develop an appropriate plan of action for toilet training.
Our two-year old classroom is limited to 12 children with 2 teachers, to allow an abundance of individualized attention and superior care. Our teachers are committed to providing your child with the appropriate resources and experiences to promote a readiness for the next step into Preschool!