Programs At Toddler University
At Toddler University, every child majors in childhood fun and learning!
We have four different academic programs that focus on the holistic development of each child and helping them reach their highest potential. Our tailored programs align with Georgia’s Early Learning Standards (GELS) and The Core Learning Standards, providing a comprehensive educational foundation for lifelong success.
Associate’s of Developmental Milestones (ADM) Program
At the age of 6 weeks - 24 months, we use the following developmentally appropriate guidelines for achieving educational and developmental milestones. We use themed lesson plans, the Georgia Early Learning Development Standards (GELDS), and ITERS to achieve the appropriate environment and the proper relationship between parents, toddlers, and teachers to maximize your child’s ability to achieve these milestones.
Imitates rote counting using numbers
Uses size words appropriately
Begins to predict daily routine
Sorts colors and shapes
Demonstrates an understanding of simple rules
Names basic body parts
Listens to and follows simple directions
Responds to adult questions with answers
Listens to simple stories
Uses two-word phrases to communicate
Has an expressive vocabulary of 20-25 words
Begins using courtesy words (please & thank you)
Says their name
Self-soothes with minimal adult support
Begins to show empathy
Engages in parallel play
Possessive over items
Shows feelings of security with familiar adults
Holds writing instrument and scribbles
Practices drinking from a small cup
Kicks backward and forward
Walks upstairs, with help
Stands on a balance beam
Bachelor’s of Developmental Milestones (BDM) Program
Our Bachelor's Program is for children aged 24-36 months. At this age, we start to build more on their social and emotional skills by emphasizing cooperative play and group activities. We continue to work closely with parents to fully support child's growth and ensure they hit developmental milestones.
Understands time sequence (ex: before lunch)
Identify shapes and colors
Sorts by shapes, size, and colors
Counts rote 1-10
Attention span is longer
Speaks in short sentences
Provides appropriate answers to questions
Follows two-step directions
Recites the alphabet
Identifies some letters of the alphabet
Becomes more independent
Begins cooperative play
Responds to transitions and changes to schedule/routines
Shows awareness of peers personal space and belongings
Can balance on one foot
Walks up and down stairs independently
Strings large beads
Holds scissors correctly
Can use zips and snaps
Master’s of Developmental Milestones (MDM) Program
For 3-4 year olds, we offer the Master's Program. This program is focused on Kindergarten Readiness, giving children both the foundational learning skills they need to take their next step in education, and the confidence to follow their own ideas and trust their abilities.
Shows curiosity and desire to learn
Uses planning in approaching a task
Make believes with objects
Takes on a pretend role
One to one correspondence
Understands time, temperature, weather, and weight concepts
Recites days of the week
Uses words to communicate ideas and feelings
Participates in group discussions
Tells a story in sequence
Demonstrates skills in discriminating sounds
Shows independence in their choices
Shows affection to familiar adults by using words and actions
Recognizes and names the feelings of peers
Shows respect for peers personal space and belongings
Climbs up and down equipment without falling
Catches a ball or beanbag
Rides and steers a tricycle
Coordinates eye and hand movements
Uses scissors properly
Holds pencil/crayon properly
This after-school program is specifically designed for our school-age scholars. The age group is for students 5 years and up. In this program, your child will receive subject-specific homework assistance and help with the development of effective study skills.
We use the Common Core State Standards and SACERS to create a nurturing environment and create positive relationships between parents, children, and school teachers to help children to reach their full potential.
Develop their personal and interpersonal social skills, and promote respect for cultural diversity.
Offer children the chance to have fun and feel comforted.
Provide help with homework, tutoring, and other learning activities.
Provide time and space for quiet study.
Provide new, developmentally appropriate enrichment activities to add to students' learning at school, help them develop thinking and problem-solving skills, and spark their curiosity and love of learning.
Provide recreational and physical activities to develop physical skills and constructively channel children's energy pent up after a day sitting in a classroom.
Encourage participation in individual sports activities to help develop self-esteem by striving for a personal best, and participation in group sports to provide lessons about cooperation and conflict resolution.
Give your child a higher sense of confidence and self-worth.
Develop your child’s self-care skills.
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