Toddler 2

Objectives and Goals

CLASSROOM STRUCTURE

Self-contained. 

Teachers:

One Teacher and one Classroom Aide. 10-14 Kids.

Entrance Requirement:

Must be 2 years prior to August 31st.

SCHOOL DAY

ELC Full Day Toddler Classes

Center open 6:30am-6: 00 pm (children may attend up to 10 hours)

Instructional time 9:00am-1:00pm

Morning and Afternoon Recess

Welcome to Northshore Christian Academy’s Early Learning Center Toddler program!

In Toddler 2 classes, the children are filled with energy and an innate curiosity about the world around them. We channel that energy into positive learning experiences and encouraging curiosity in the world. Our toddlers are learning to play together in a more cooperative manner, but still allowing for side-by-side play. They’re also quickly developing their sense of independence. With this understanding of independence, we offer opportunities for them to explore their growing individuality. Our Toddler 2 teachers assist in encouraging potty training with love and understanding.  Circle time is a wonderful opportunity for our toddlers to sing and learn together. Our toddler teachers provide nurturing guidance as the children develop their physical skills and master emerging milestones. Most of all, the love of Jesus and the Bible are shared throughout their day.

 

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Northshore Christian Academy filters all learning and curriculum through a Biblical world-view. We endeavor to train children spiritually, academically, and personally. Northshore integrates faith and learning as we equip the whole child to develop leadership qualities in the context of their God-given abilities and talents. The entire process of education is used to bring children into fellowship with God, develop a Christ-like mind, and to develop their God-given personal and vocational potential.

Bible: Children will be taught Biblical concepts and stories that will teach them godly character qualities. They will practice applying these qualities in their daily life including opportunities for serving others. Children look to Staff Members as an example of a relationship with God.  This will allow children to develop their own relationship with the Lord through daily prayer and worship.

 

ACADEMIC LIFE

Language: 

We immerse our children in language every day to help them develop a rich vocabulary through the reading books and teaching basic sign language to assist with communication.

Math:

Our Toddler classes incorporate math concepts through counting and sorting with various learning objects, such as snacks, toys, and in nature. 

Social Studies:

Our themes help children explore the world around them, creating rich experiences and introductions to the world beyond their own front door through art projects and the reading of literature.

Science:

Our themes help children explore the world around them, creating rich experiences and introductions to the world beyond their own front door through songs, art projects, sensory bins, and the reading of literature.

Art:

Art experiences are many and varied to encourage children to explore both self-directed and teacher-directed projects.

Music:

We have dedicated music lessons once a week in each of our classes, taught by our very own Music Teacher. Music is incorporated however into everyday during Circle Time, transitions, and many other times.

Movement:

Children are encouraged to explore new ways for their bodies to move through indoor activities, such as song and dance and outdoor activities in nature with jumping, hopping and simple games.

Activities

Events:

Christmas Concert, ELC Mission Project, Moments with Mom, Walk-a-Thon/ Dad & Kids as well as several class Parties throughout the year.

Course Guides:

Bible: The Beginners Bible

Other Subjects: Educator-developed materials

Developmental milestones 2 to 3 years*

Movement

  • Begins to hop on 1 foot
  • Walks up and down stairs using alternate feet

hand and finger skills

  • Turns pages of “paper books”
  • Begins to grip pencil with proper grip

language milestones

  • Uses at least 200 words
  • 75% intelligible language
  • Begins to use 3-word phrases

cognitive milestones

  • Identifies shapes
  • Knows the full name, age, and gender
  • Counts to 3
  • Potty trained

social milestones

  • Shares with others
  • Recognizes feelings in others – shows empathy
  • Cooperative play

emotional milestones

  • Separates easily from parents and engages with trusted adults
  • Limited tantrums: can effectively communicate feelings

self-help

  • Helps put things away

*Please note that this is not a complete list. For a more complete list, please see the CDC list.

ELC Teachers

Admissions

NCA's Non-Discrimination Statement

Northshore Christian Academy admits students of any color, race, national and ethnic origin. NCA does not discriminate based on color, race, national or ethnic origin.

Family Partnership

Northshore Christian Academy partners with families to provide a superior Christian education developing spiritual, academic and personal excellence in a Christ-centered environment.

Employment Opportunities

NCA is always accepting applications for Teachers, Substitutes, Educational Aids, Support Staff or Facilities Staff & Athletics Coaches! For a full list of available positions visit our Employment page.