The goal of the Toddler program at Rainbow’s End is to help toddlers feel safe and respected. Developmentally appropriate activities foster the growth of each child’s self-help skills, language development, social awareness, and positive, non-aggressive problem solving.
Relationship with the child and the child’s family is important throughout all the programs at Rainbow’s End. Parents are encouraged to be active in the program and communicate with the teachers on a regular basis.
The Toddler curriculum is guided by The Creative Curriculum, for Infants, Toddlers & Two’s. This curriculum is a comprehensive curriculum which includes goals and objectives for children’s learning in all areas of development: social/emotional, physical, cognitive and language. These four developmental goals are carried out through the care-giving, the environment and activities provided in the Toddler Program.
Activities provided on a daily basis include music time, sensory activities, reading books, outdoor experiences, art activities and gross motor activities.
The Toddler Program includes the Yellow Room and the Green Room. Transition from the Yellow Room to the Green Room is based upon the individual child’s development and space available. Generally, young toddlers remain in the Yellow Room through 28 months and then transition to the Green Room. Generally, older toddlers remain in the Green Room through 36 months, and then transition to the Pre-School Program.