Terrific Turtle Toddler Room
The Toddler Room is run by regular and enthusiastic team members, who all bring their individual qualities and traits into our philosophy and educational program. The Qualified Educators successfully manage and organise the room with the aim to be highly supportive of parents whilst providing a program which incorporates warmth, interest, stimulation and security to each Toddler entrusted to us.
Through creating close partnerships, we nurture each child’s development in a circle of security, where families feel comfortable, respected, supported and connected. We endeavour to continue to inform families of their child’s developmental progress and milestones through verbal feedback, developmental summaries and individual portfolios, which are constantly updated and are taken home by families.
Our Toddler Room is an educational enriched room, where educators will observe your child’s learning so they can build on it and plan for their next steps and milestones. They will do this by listening, watching, interacting and talking to your child.
As a centre, we follow the Early Years Learning Framework and ensure that all children receive quality education programs in their early childhood setting. A Toddler’s mind is like a sponge and this is an essential time for them to learn and develop. The framework’s vision is for all children to experience play-based learning that is engaging and builds success for life. Play is very important for toddlers. Through play, children explore and learn to understand the world around them as they come to communicate, discover, imagine and create.
When children play they are showing us what they have learnt and what they are trying to understand. This is why play is one of the key foundations of the Early Years Learning Framework. By using the guidelines of the framework educators will guide your child’s play by carefully designing learning activities and stimulating indoor and outdoor learning environments.
We are very fortunate in the Toddler Room to have a variety of open-ended resources such as construction toys, dress-ups, educational books, play dough, home corner utensils and puzzles. Open-ended toys allow children to imagine, think and build upon what lays in front of them.
The Toddler Room also focuses on many wonderful and intriguing art and craft experiences. The toddlers love the bountiful amount of resources in which we have to offer, allowing children to create, construct and produce many beautiful masterpieces, which we display proudly around the room and are also taken home to show their families.
As a part of the children’s language and speech development, we have also implemented a program which is named ‘Your Baby Can Read ’. This is an educational program which is both fun and language enriched. The program contains three elements which are media devices, flashcards and books. The program is easy to use and involves continual repetition of words and sentences, through bright vivid pictures, strong bold words and corresponding nursery rhymes. The aim of this program is for children to begin to grasp the concept of the letter and word recognition.
Overall, the Toddler Room offers a wide range of interactive and educational experiences. The carers are highly experienced and educated and are always looking at ways to further their knowledge. Most importantly the children within our room feel confident, secure and happy. I strongly believe that our setting and its values will hold your child in good stead for all their future endeavours and milestones.