15 months - 23 months
Our daily routine and lesson plans are constructed with each child’s development and comfort level in mind. Cornerstone staff will work at each toddler's individual pace to ensure progress and productivity. There will be instruction, activities, and play sessions geared for both group participation and independent learning.
As children adapt and become comfortable with their environment, they endure greater independence and higher-level learning. While our staff monitors development and introduces new activities, we do so with a strong affection and constant reminder that parents entrust us to act with kindness, comfort, and positive reinforcement.
Meals and Snack
The Center will provide nourishments three times each day. Breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack will be distributed. All meals and snacks are prepared based on the USDA Child Care Food Program Guidelines. Menus are posted and sent home weekly. This Center participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program of N.C. Dept. of Health & Human Services, which meet all federal recommended daily nutritional standards. All parents/guardians are requested to fill out an annual Child Food Program Eligibility Application in order for the Center to maintain state compliance.
The center will provide food for children who are on special diets that are prescribed by the child’s physician. Parents must have a Physician or Dietitian to substantiate the need for a special diet in writing. Notes from Physicians are needed to substantiate food allergies.
Extra snacks, other foods and /or beverages are not permitted in the Center. The Center provides a balanced snack, which meets nutritional guidelines. Soft drinks are not allowed.
Provisions will be made each day for each child to rest. A minimum of 2 hours per day and maximum of 2 ½ hours rest time will be available for each child. Please provide 2 crib sheets and a small blanket to cover cots at nap-time. The linen should be picked up every Friday afternoon to be laundered and brought back to the Center on Monday mornings. Please label your child’s linen and all personal items with his/her name or initials.
Activities & Learning
The daily schedule consists of naptime, feeding, fine arts, physical activity, and educational lessons with books, puzzles, and age-appropriate toys. We encourage social interaction at our Circle Time as we learn to play, sing, and participate with one another.
Toddlers will begin working with the alphabet, numbers, and other important age-appropriate skills. As a group, we will partake in activities that influence social cooperation, cognitive learning, emotional and physical behavior. Individual lessons will also help children learn and play on their own. Potty training assistance is also provided for our older toddlers.
What to Bring
- Diapers or Pull-Ups and Wipes – weekly
- 2 sets of seasonal changing clothes – at all times
- 2 clean sets of linen – at all times
- 3 Sippy cups - cleaned at home daily