TODDLERS LIVE IN A MAGICAL TIME! ADVENTURE IS ALWAYS AFOOT, AND THERE ARE GREAT DISCOVERIES TO BE MADE. THE TODDLER PROGRAM IS A WONDERLAND OF OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE, DISCOVER AND ENCOUNTER THE WORLD ALL AT ARMS LENGTH, AND IN THE SPIRIT OF GOOD FUN! TODDLERS DEVELOP A REMARKABLE SENSE OF WELL-BEING, ACCOMPLISHMENT AND INDEPENDENCE AT THE LAUREL HILL SCHOOL. BOYS AND GIRLS LEARN ABOUT THEMSELVES AND THE WORLD AROUND THEM THROUGHOUT THE DAY.
A special toddler program is offered for children two to just under three years of age. Classes are formed by age group and careful attention is given to individual needs. Half-time and full-time sessions are available on a two, three, or five-day a week basis.
Professional, warm, and caring, our faculty is sensitive to the unique qualities and needs of each child. Teachers and educational assistants possess the vital capacity to guide boys and girls with wisdom, and to regard all children with respect.
Our faculty is engaged in extensive ongoing professional development workshops. Prior to the beginning of each school year, The Laurel Hill School provides each staff member with opportunities to investigate and experience a multitude of new strategies, methods, and educational programs to be utilized in their classrooms. Class size is small, and the educational setting is based on genuine warmth, affection, and high incentive activities.
The Laurel Hill community comes together to work and play on a pristine campus. Our over ten-acre campus provides a natural setting of woods, fields and orchards, all accented by lush floral landscapes. Complete athletic facilities blend with the landscape, and our student garden and farm add an exciting rustic feature to the grounds. Classrooms are modern, colorful, bright and spacious. The building facilities include a reference and leisure reading library, computer lab, science lab, gymnasium, and music and foreign language rooms.
The Laurel Hill grounds boast an outdoor theatre, a preschool playground, adventure playground, full-size playing fields, basketball and tennis courts, a hockey rink, a batting cage, and more.
language development ~ reading readiness
Through entertaining literature, music, dance, puppetry, and games, we learn letter recognition and sound skills. Every day we read great tales and the classics with our children, stimulating their linguistic skills as well as developing interest in literacy. Boys and girls have the opportunity to share their favorites.
Nature and science to fascinate and ponder. Expeditions and experiments, too, of course!
art is me
Every medium is made child-ready for our boys and girls to express artistic energy. It is not unusual to encounter our toddlers expressing themselves through string, sponge or straw painting, as well as sculpting and collage.
Singing, dancing, rhythm band, and movement games stir up the fun and enhance our learning each day. Our children enjoy daily music classes that stimulate our toddlers' desire to learn, and create feelings of excitement and enjoyment.
Indoors or outdoors in the playground, there's everything available for a toddler to have healthful fun in his/her own way.
themes & festivals
Joyous times to celebrate learning and discovery with others. Festival themes are wide-ranging and celebrated across the toddler program. Themes & Festivals include Seasons, Holidays, Dental Care, Health and Safety, International Day and more. These topics are taught using modalities of creative drama, music and cooking, and are reinforced with literature.
friendship & helping hands
We learn about the needs and feelings of others and how to resolve conflicts in a better way for ourselves and our friends. Caring may mean helping too, and we explore the ways it may be done.