Childcare Network Toddler Program


Smart Steps Academy

Our team of imagination-igniters and smile-makers is dedicated to creating a nurturing and engaging environment in which little ones can learn and explore. Toddlers are at an exciting stage of development, and we embrace their energetic curiosity wholeheartedly! Our program for toddlers is designed to promote social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth through a balanced schedule of structured activities and child-initiated play. We also make sure that every day is filled with bright smiles and the building blocks for a bright future.

Toddler Child care program

Curriculum toddlers enjoy exploring.

Our Toddler program curriculum is designed to foster exploration, curiosity, and growth each day the children are in our care. Through age-appropriate activities and play-based learning, we encourage their emerging independence, social skills and cognitive development. Our experienced educators create a nurturing environment where toddlers can thrive, building a strong foundation for their future educational journey.

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Your toddler’s fun-filled day.

We make sure your child always has a fun day and an enriching experience with us! We foster a supportive atmosphere where toddlers can develop important skills, such as communication, self-expression and cooperation, while building their independence and confidence. Structured routines balanced with flexible schedules and plenty of outside time sprinkled in, make for an experience where your child can thrive.

Celebrating learning milestones.

Our HighReach Learning curriculum programs are thoughtfully designed to foster age-appropriate development by embracing the wonders of exploration, investigation and delightful play! We celebrate each child’s growth by setting typical developmental milestones as goals during these precious early years. You can trust that we will nurture your child’s individual journey, providing a supportive environment where they can flourish, creating countless cherished moments.

Development/Emergent Literacy

  • Points to objects when named
  • Experiments with sounds
  • Names familiar objects in books


  • Shows interest in colors and patterns
  • Matches like shapes in simple puzzles
  • Fills and empties objects from containers

Learning About the World/Science

  • Uses senses to explore
  • Manipulates new toys/objects to see what they will do
  • Shows interest in environment (rocks, clouds, etc.)

Social Emotional Development

  • Begins to play independently
  • Discovers how to respond to social situations
  • Awareness of own feelings

Approaches to Learning

  • Shows curiosity about new things
  • Uses repetition to discover new skills
  • Tries one or two solutions to play problems

Physical Health Development

  • Stacks blocks or toys
  • Walks without help; begins climbing
  • Makes marks with writing materials

Give your toddler room to explore and grow.

Our toddler program embraces their innate curiosity and gives them tools and opportunities to explore. We encourage their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth through structured activities and child-initiated play. You can rest easy knowing your toddler is building a strong foundation for future educational success.

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