Toddler Program Curriculum

Developmental needs of toddlers differ from older children. They are learning to walk and talk and are exploring their environment with great enthusiasm. Our age-specific toddler curriculum for one- and two-year-olds is designed to keep up with your child's accelerated pace.

Indoor toddler play area with jungle mural on the wall
A Safe Place to Learn, Play and Grow

Our toddler program focuses on developing your toddler's self-esteem, independence, and self-help skills. At U-GRO, your toddler will develop language and cognitive skills, coordination and spatial awareness, and self-control through:

  • A safe, spacious environment that fosters independence.
  • Activities for large and small motor skill development.
  • Consistency and routine to establish comfort.
  • Play time to develop social skills.

Your toddler will participate in a wide range of classroom experiences designed to meet and exceed developmental needs. Our toddler curriculum includes music and art, stories and dramatic play, movement, and manipulative toys and blocks. Our centers are also equipped with secure, fenced-in outdoor play spaces specifically designed for a toddler's abilities.

How Your Child will Flourish

Our toddler curriculum is designed for your child's development in the following domains: language and literacy, fine motor, mathematical thinking, and scientific thinking. These areas of focus are the basis that our teachers use to create their lesson plans and classroom activities.

Below are several of the skills you'll see your child mastering throughout the school year. For a complete list of Learning Goals, click on the PDF links below.


Toddler 1 Curriculum Learning Goals

Language and Literacy

  • Follows one-step simple direction
  • Scribbles with writing and drawing tools
  • Uses 1-2 words or signs to communicate

Fine Motor

  • Stacks toys and blocks
  • Manipulates pieces of age-appropriate puzzles
  • Uses spoon and fork for eating

Math

  • Attempts to count
  • Sorts objects by size or shape
  • Notices differences in quantity

Scientific Thinking

  • Explores characteristics of living things
  • Names common animals and their babies
  • Explores motion of objects of varying sizes, weights, and shapes
Download our Complete List of Toddler 1 Learning Goals
Toddler 2 Curriculum Learning Goals

Language and Literacy

  • Recognizes some letters in own name
  • Describes details in pictures/illustrations
  • Follows 2-step directions with reminders
  • Uses simple sentences with appropriate grammatical structure

Fine Motor

  • Practices manual self-help skills (velcro, snaps)
  • Refines grasp to manipulate tools and objects
  • Uses writing and drawing tools with refined skills

Math

  • Identifies some numerals
  • Indicates number of objects
  • Shows understanding of more or less

Scientific Thinking

  • Identifies parts of living things
  • Communicates about motion of objects (stop, go, fast, slow)
  • Notices seasonal changes
Download our Complete List of Toddler 2 Learning Goals.