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.

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Cognitive Skills

  • 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

Language Skills

  • 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)

Social/Emotional Skills

  • Says their name

  • Self-soothes with minimal adult support

  • Begins to show empathy

  • Engages in parallel play

  • Possessive over items

Physical Development

  • 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.

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Cognitive Skills

  • Comprehends size

  • Understands time sequence (ex: before lunch)

  • Identify shapes and colors

  • Sorts by shapes, size, and colors

  • Counts rote 1-10

  • Attention span is longer

Language Skills

  • Speaks in short sentences

  • Use plurals

  • Provides appropriate answers to questions

  • Follows two-step directions

  • Recites the alphabet

  • Identifies some letters of the alphabet

Social/Emotional Skills

  • Becomes more independent

  • Begins cooperative play

  • Responds to transitions and changes to schedule/routines

  • Shows awareness of peers personal space and belongings

Physical Development

  • Walks backward

  • 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.

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Cognitive Skills

  • Shows curiosity and desire to learn

  • Uses planning in approaching a task

  • Makes comparisons

  • Make believes with objects

  • Takes on a pretend role

  • One to one correspondence

  • Understands time, temperature, weather, and weight concepts

Language Skills

  • Recites days of the week

  • Follows directions

  • Uses words to communicate ideas and feelings

  • Participates in group discussions

  • Tells a story in sequence

  • Demonstrates skills in discriminating sounds

Social/Emotional Skills

  • 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

Physical Development

  • 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

Doctorate’s Program

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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.

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Our Doctorate’s Program will assist your child with the following:

  • 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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