Hello and welcome to our Toddler program here at Trinity Lutheran Preschool & Kindergarten! Our Toddler program serves children in Douglas County from 18 months until 3 years of age. When children in this program reach the age of 2 1/2, we do our best to accommodate their developmental needs and will place them in the advanced toddler room, if space permits. While attending the advanced toddler program, children will learn potty training skills and other developmentally appropriate activities. We offer a variety of schedules to fit your families needs including 3, 4 or 5 full days. Our hours of operation are from 6:45am – 6:00pm Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
Enrollment is limited in order to maintain a low pupil-teacher ratio. (Our pupil-teacher ratios are at or below state requirements in order to ensure a quality educational program.)
Beginning Toddlers ~ 6:1
Advanced Toddlers ~ 8:1
Supplies are provided by each family:
- Diapers/Pull-ups/Swim diapers (in summer)
- Blanket and/or pillow for nap time
- Cuddly/Favorite animal for nap time
- Extra Clothes
- Rash Ointment
- Snacks: Parents are responsible for packing an AM and PM snack for their child.
- Lunch: Parents must pack a lunch for their child. On Wednesdays, the Advanced Toddlers may purchase a fundraiser lunch in the morning. Please view our CALENDER to see what is being served each Wednesday.
- Food Safety: We follow safety guidelines on storing, heating and serving all food.
*Milk at the center is served at snack and lunch free of charge under a USDA Special Milk Program grant administered by the Nevada Dept of Education – Office of Child Nutrition and School Health.
In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6372 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Daily News ~
Everyday we will fill out and send home a daily news report. This will include:
- Diaper Changes/Potty Time
- Nap Time
- Needed Supplies
- Special Notes from the Teachers
- Eating habits
Sleeping Routine ~
We will provide each child with a mat and sheet that will be laundered once a week or as needed during the week due to accidents. We will give them their blanket/pillow/nap cuddly and rub their back, if needed. We play soft soothing music to help them rest. This is an important part of the day as well. Important brain development goes on during this quiet rest time. LABEL – LABEL – LABEL all items please!
Toddler Curriculum ~
We use the “Voyages” Curriculum, which is a Lutheran Christian Curriculum from Concordia Publishing. This curriculum is full of Christian values, which enrich the lives of our children today. We also use Core Knowledge Curriculum as a guideline for our activity centers. In addition, the children also attend chapel twice a week.
Our program will provide a wide variety of learning experiences for children, which will enrich their social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and physical development in a warm Christian atmosphere. Our program focuses on developing the “whole” child. Each child is unique and our programs are designed to meet varied interests and developmental needs. Our teaching methods are based on a developmentally appropriate philosophy and a belief that children learn best through “hands-on” experiences as well as through play. Our program will provide children with an excellent means to create, explore, and discover the world around them in their own special way.
Our curriculum includes, and is not limited to the following:
- Christian Values
- Bible Stories, Prayers, Chapel and Songs
- Individualized Learning
- Language Skills
- Math Skills
- Social Skills
- Creative Arts
- Physical Play
- Letter Recognition and Reading Skills
- Dramatic Play
- Free Choice Activities
CLICK HERE for our complete daily schedule.
Toddler Discipline ~
Toddlers love to explore and express their curiosity with the world around them. When toddlers are uncooperative, even defiant they need adults who are gentle and firm to enforce reasonable limits, but also understand the difficulty that toddlers are having. The following are characteristics of a toddler: They are egocentric – they believe that they are the center of the world. They have a lack of understanding and a lack of self-control. Toddlers often have good intentions, but bad implementation. It is important for us to show encouragement and appreciation of the good intention. Discipline with toddlers is a matter of planning, setting clear limits and expectations, redirection and logical consequences done in a loving and caring manner.
Toddler Playground ~
Our Toddler Playground is separated from the preschool playground, with age-appropriate outdoor play toys including a sandbox, slides and other various items. Safety and security are very important to us, which is why all of our playgrounds are blocked by a 5 foot tall wall and are not visible from the street. As with preschool outdoor play, Toddler outdoor play is always supervised by a staff member.