Toddler Care

Child Care for Toddlers on the Move!

Toddler Child Care

All child care in our toddler classroom is designed for little explorers. That’s because a lot is going on at this age. When your child is wandering all over the place, that means they’re learning and discovering new things every day.

For child care at Wee Care Academy, we put safety first to protect our families and staff. The health and safety of your child has never been more top-of-mind for you, and for us. Rest assured, when your child is in our program (pandemic or not) all Wee Care Academy teachers and staff are trained on health and safety practices we’ve developed to set a new standard in child care. More resources are available here.

Kids Eye Level

There’s something special about the child care toddler classroom: Everything is kid-size! We put books and toys within easy reach of little hands. Instead of waiting for an adult to bring a book over, kids can kick off story time all on their own.

Photos and Labels

In our child care classrooms, photos and visual cues are everywhere, subsequently. We always hang pictures of our children’s families to help build our sense of community. Labels—especially visual ones—help your toddler navigate the room and the day in a safe and confident way.

Inside a Toddler’s Day

Our caring teachers set a daily rhythm for toddlers that includes group time, story time, outdoor play, meals and snacks, naps, and most especially, lots of playtime (because we know so much learning happens when they play with attentive teachers nearby).

Child Care Activities We Do Together

Group time: The start to our day is when we come together as a group to welcome each other and talk briefly about the day’s planned events. We will also do things like read a book out loud or sing a song!

Activity Center: Activity centers, for example, are an important part of our classrooms. This is where kids can play and explore on their own, or work together on a theme-related activity led by a teacher.

Outdoor play: It’s time to go outside! Mostly little ones play on their own, using their imaginations. Outdoor time can also be part of our daily themed activity for child care, also.

Lunch: Time to wash our hands, help set tables, and get ready to eat lunch!

Rest Time: Ssshh … it’s quiet time. Most children will nap, but if they wake up (or if they never quite get to sleep), they can select different quiet activities, such as looking at books.

Afternoon Snack: They’ll have a nutritious snack like apples and seed butter.

Activity Centers: Kids come back to activity centers to play and explore on their own or do a theme-related activity led by a teacher.

Outdoor Play: It’s time to go outside again! They might play on their own or participate in a group activity.

Group Time: Every afternoon, we gather as a group to talk about the day’s events as well as any special events planned for the following day. Other child care activities could include a read-aloud or a song.

Activity Centers and Clean-Up: It’s time for pick-up! After a busy day together, children are given the space and time to explore and play in the activity centers on their own.