At Big and Tiny our toddlers build independence, self awareness, and respect for others through social interaction, physical activity, experiential learning, and plenty of play time. This program allows limitless options for problem solving, creative expression, community work, exploration and socialization—but most importantly lots of fun.
Independence & autonomy.
Building independence and autonomy allows your little one to create a sense of mastery over their body and their environment. Fostering independence supports critical thinking, encourages intrinsic motivation and inspires confidence.
Fine and Gross motor skill development is important for a baby’s physical growth. Developing fine motor skills assist in building muscles that will be used for grabbing toys, using utensils and eventually holding a pencil. Developing gross motor skills will assist in building muscles that help with crawling, walking, head control, and balance.
Language skills, communication & socialization.
Language development during the first 12 months of a baby’s life is an imperative part of their development. During these critical months a baby learns how to communicate, express, and understand their feelings. During the program we introduce baby signs and gestures in conjunction with spoken words with the intention of creating richer communication. Baby signs also helps reduce frustration involved in trying to interpret the child’s pre-verbal needs.
Infants and toddlers learn about the world around them and other skills through their senses. Sensory play develops and stimulates a baby’s sense of touch, hearing, smell, taste, and sight. It is a great way for babies to create, investigate, and explore the world around them. This type of development aids in enhancing memory functioning and allows babies to learn important sensory attributes such as hot, cold, wet, sticky, dry, etc.
Grow with purpose
Regardless if your child is an infant, toddler, or preschooler, your child will develop the skill sets to think independently, creatively, and curiously. They will learn self-determination, self-motivation, organization, and compassion for others and themselves.
Toddler Program Schedule
+ Specialty classes may include different art mediums, cooking and more
+ Language and culture are offered throughout the program. Additional workshops are offered in the extended program
+ Snack and lunch times include discussions of food and nutrition as well as words in multiple languages.