The weeschool does not follow a set curriculum. The main focus of the toddler classes is helping the children become adjusted to a caregiver other than their parents. The children are given lots of love and lots of playtime. The youngest children may nap. During nice weather, they spend time on the playground practicing their gross motor skills (i.e., walking, running, climbing). In these classes, too, the children are beginning to learn how to relate to peers and teachers. The toddler classes attend music on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
The two year old teachers also spend time lovingly helping the children adjust to new adults and new surroundings. In addition, these teachers plan activities around themes of particular interest to this age group (i.e. colors, animals, seasonal topics, and holidays). The two year old classes also attend music on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Playground time is included daily, weather permitting. As children in any class become ready to "use the potty," the teachers will make every effort to help the child acquire skills leading to independence in the bathroom.
Toddler I: Our youngest class is for babies who are from 6 months to around 13 months old in September. Parents choose the day or days they would like their child to attend, on a space available basis. The child to teacher ratio is 6:2 or 3:1
Toddler II: These children are from about 14 months to 22 months in September. Here, too, parents may choose the day or days they would like their child to attend, on a space available basis. The child to teacher ratio is 8:2
Two Year Olds: We have two levels of 2 year old classes. 2A is for the youngest two year olds; 2B is for the older two year olds. These classes are available all 5 days, parents being able to choose the days they would like their child to attend, on a space available basis. The ratio is 8:2 for 2A and 10:2 for 2B.
The ages in all of the weeschool classes may fluctuate from year to year, depending on the birthdates of the children enrolled for that particular school year.