(18 months – 36 months)
Early learners are important to us. Toddlers and two year-old preschoolers need stimulation in a nurturing environment.
The Early Childhood program at Saint Boniface is geared towards early learning opportunities. Our program is based on the DAP Curriculum (developmentally-appropriate practice) recommended by NAEYC (National Association of Educators of Young Children). Early learners have opportunities to explore their world in a loving, nurturing environment. Bible stories, songs, and play time encourage our youngest learners to grow with God.
We know that your child is the most precious blessing that you will ever have! We want you to know that we do not take that responsibility lightly.
Our traditional Benedictine values of prayer, work, and service are at the heart of everything that we do at Saint Boniface. Older students will quickly become big brothers and sisters to your child. Activities such as art projects and story time allow our older students to practice learned skills while instilling a love for reading and beauty in our younger students. We have found that the bridging of activities among the different classes has increased the family atmosphere in our building, while increasing learning opportunities for students of all age levels. This tradition is continued with our youngest learners.
We use the DAP (Developmentally-Appropriate Practices) Curriculum, as recommended by NAEYC (National Association of Educators of Young Children).This curriculum allows our teachers to adapt learning to our very youngest students. To shape our young children’s behavior, our teachers are trained in Love and Logic. In addition to regular indoor and outdoor play, students are read to and sung to daily. Gross motor and fine motor skills are developed through structured play. Other activities are left open-ended in order to encourage student creativity. Our goal is to help each child progress in a loving, nurturing environment.
Children enrolled in the toddler classrooms are not required to wear uniforms. We do encourage you to dress your child in clothing that is suitable for active and/or outside play. We will be experimenting with art mediums and textures, so we suggest that you do not send your child to school in their best clothing.
We hope that you will stop by to visit our classrooms to see our students and teachers in action: Living, learning, and growing with Christ!