While the focus is still largely on their primary care, toddlers begin to take their first steps towards greater independence. We promote their development through play and natural exploration of their surroundings. While much of a toddler’s world is all about “me”, we begin to lay the basis for positive social interaction and support his or her positive relationships with peers. Toddlers are encouraged to become more independent and work hard at doing things for themselves. They gain a tremendous sense of pride and positive self-esteem when they discover that they can do it! Willowbrae Academy curriculum has three unique programs. Our Young Scholars program is based on three key learning areas: literacy, mathematics, and science. Toddlers are exposed to activities in these areas that will encourage; self-expression, listening, exploration & discovery, identification & recognition, and problem solving. Willowbrae’s BodyBreak KID FIT focuses on activity and education. We provide physical activities and healthy lifestyle education while children are in our care. Our Willowbrae Creative Kids includes: visual arts, dramatic play, music, dance & creative movement and culture & heritage. Toddlers are exposed to developmentally appropriate activities in these key areas to help support social, emotional and cognitive growth.

Typical Day at Willowbrae Academy

07:00 am - 08:00 am Good morning (arrival, free play)
08:00 am - 08:45 am Transition to individual classrooms and Willowbrae Young Scholars (table top, sensory)
08:45 am - 09:10 am Tidy up, washroom, diapering routine
09:10 am - 09:20 am BodyBreak KID FIT
09:20 am - 09:45 am Morning snack
09:45 am - 10:15 am Willowbrae Young Scholars (small groups, circle, language, music)
10:15 am - 10:45 am Willowbrae Creative Kids (art activity)
10:45 am - 11:15 am BodyBreak KID FIT (outside, gross motor play)
11:15 am - 11:30 am Washroom, diapering routine
11:30 am - 12:15 pm Lunch, clean up
12:15 pm - 02:30 pm Nap time
02:30 pm - 02:55 pm Free play, washroom, diapering routineT
02:55 pm - 03:05 pm BodyBreak KID FIT
03:05 pm - 03:30 pm Snack and clean up
03:30 pm - 04:00 pm Willowbrae Creative Kids (circle, stories, music)
04:00 pm - 05:30 pm Clean up and BodyBreak KID FIT (outside, gross motor play)
05:30 pm - 06:00 pm Combine classes and Willowbrae Young Scholars (table top activities, free play)
06:00 pm Academy closes, good night!

Note: Schedules, times and classes may vary at our academies.

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