15 months of age to 2.9 years old

The toddler age is when personalities begin to shine through and new steps to independence can be seen daily. From transitioning to sippy cup, taking on finger food and even some begin making trips to the bathroom. It is an exciting time as your child explores new territories and begins forming relationships. Walking, talking and discovering a new world of play.
Toddlers learn through sensory experiences that improve their motor and social skills. At Open Arms we focus many of our activities around hands-on play time for sensory development and circle time with friends for songs. These activities assist children in forming new friendships and give them opportunities to express themselves. At Open Arms, we will work with each child to develop his or her own unique style and explore new interests.


Program Features

  • 9 to 2 child to teacher ratio
  • Balance of playtime and learning in various group sizes to promote social skills and confidence
  • Rotating themes within classrooms to build on child’s interest
  • Creative play and dress up areas for role, language and sensory exploration
  • Toilet training
  • Daily communication between teachers and parents to keep you informed about your child’s day


What to Pack

To make certain your child is comfortable, please have available on your first day the following items,
ALL labeled with your child’s name or initials.

  • A daily lunch
  • A sippy cup (if your child uses one)
  • A sheet or blanket for nap  
  • A change of clothes (or two)
  • Diapers, wipes, and or ointments