Hilltop has four Toddler classrooms designed to offer a nurturing, exciting, and educational day for children 1 to 2 years old:
- Bumblebee Room
- Turtle Room
- Caterpillar Room
- Hummingbird Room
Each classroom is staffed with two full-time Teachers, as well as several part-time aides throughout the day. The teaching staff strives to maintain a warm, comforting and loving environment for our toddler children.
Toddlers participate in a well-rounded, play-centered curriculum drawing from many areas of development, including:
- Language and Memory
- Large and Small Motor Skills
- Dramatic Play
- Art and Sensory
- Health and Safety
These rooms will also focus heavily all year long on self-help, independence and social development. Children will gain experience and knowledge through both child-initiated and teacher-directed activities with a strong emphasis on curiosity, exploration, and fun!
To enter a toddler room, children must be 12 months old by Aug. 1 of the school year in which they begin. They must also be able to feed themselves and go without a bottle or a morning nap. Ratio is 1 adult per 5 children with a total of 10 children per room.