"Educating Tomorrow's Leaders One Hug at a Time"
520-575-6565 1310 W. Ina Road Ina and La Canada
Our One Year Old Room
Now that your child is walking, the world is opening up to them in an amazing new way and our teachers are excited to help them discover all of its many wonders! In this period of rapid growth and development, your energetic toddler is manipulating, moving and touching. He is becoming more independent and the desire to demonstrate his ability to be more self-sufficient is increasing. We work hard to be responsive, supportive and caring as your child grows and their needs begin to change. Our goal is to nurture your child while encouraging language development, fine motor, gross motor, self-help, and social skills.
At Creative Kids, we have created a unique multi-experiential curriculum which is both stimulating and fun. Our curriculum is based on themes which change weekly and have been carefully chosen to ensure that they are both interesting and developmentally appropriate for toddlers of this age.
It has been designed to help your child’s cognitive, physical and emotional development grow every day as he participates in a variety of play experiences including : art, such as finger-painting, music with finger-plays and instruments, movement through games and dancing, educational toys, pretend play and sensory play with sand and water. Language development is encouraged through reading books and looking at pictures as well as using repetition while identifying objects that children are using or asking for.
Learning extends beyond the classroom, as we make sure to take the toddlers out to our fun, shaded playground once in the morning and once in the afternoon to explore and play. Our children enjoy the variety of toys- such as rocking toys, balls, large building blocks, kitchen center with food and dolls, as well as dress-up clothes –all of which have been specifically chosen for their particular age.
We believe that every opportunity is an opportunity to learn and our teachers are trained on using positive techniques in the classroom. We primarily use re-direction and teach our children what choices or behavior are better options, as opposed to focusing on the negative behavior. We also work on teaching children empathy by having them help take care of a friend they may have played too rough with. Time-out is never used in the one’s classroom, we don’t feel it is the most appropriate or productive way to teach a one year old child.
In this class, we also begin to work on potty-training. Our teachers will work with parents to make this potentially challenging task as easy as possible. We know that all children potty-train at their own pace but when they are ready, we work hard to support and motivate the children to want to use the toilet on their own. It is our goal to help your child successfully reach this milestone. Our toddler classroom also has its own bathroom area, with a child size toilet for easy access.
Communicating with our Parents
We give our parents a Communication Sheet which details, your child’s morning activities, nap time, diapering notes and other interesting information about their day. We have an open door policy, and invite our parents to come by anytime. Our teachers also work hard to ensure that they capture and document many of your child’s developmental milestones, though our individual portfolios.
Just a small note of big thanks for taking care of & loving Parker for another year of his life. JP & I are so thankful for the time he has spent there-learning his shapes, enjoying Splash Days, & making friends. Much love & gratitude,
I love how much my son enjoys attending Creative Kids. The class sizes are small and it’s clear to see that the teachers love them all. Your facility has been fantastic with working with my crazy schedule. Thank you!
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1310 W. Ina Road
Tucson, AZ 85704
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