Toddler Daycare Program


(Ages 13 months – 36 months)

Rising Angels are taught colors, numbers, letters, hand/eye coordination and social interaction. The student to teacher ratio for this classroom is 8 to 1. Naps and/or quiet time is encouraged after lunch time. Children are not required to sleep and may be given quiet activities. Toddlers are given cots and blankets set out in the classroom during this time. Toddlers self-feed to the extent they are able. Children are encouraged, but not forced, to eat a variety of foods. The menu is planned out at the beginning of the month and is available upon request and posted on the bulletin board. Parents/guardians should to notify Kat’s Little Angels of any religious or dietary restrictions. We check diapers every hour or as needed. For sanitary reasons, both teachers and children must wash their hands before and after diaper changes. Toilet training begins when the child shows signs of physical control and/or awareness of bodily functions and an interest or curiosity in the process. Once signs are shown, Kat’s Little Angels work with parents/guardians to begin and maintain toilet training.

Child development focuses

We use the GELDS five domains to assess your child’s need for this program. Physical Development and Motor Skills (PDM), Social and Emotional Development (SED), Approaches to Play and Learning (APL), Communication, Language and Literacy (CLL), Cognitive Development and General Knowledge (CD).

Physical Development and Motor Skills

Physical Development and Motor Skills pertain to the way children move their bodies. Physical development is rapid in the first few years of life. This domain also includes ways children learn to take care of their physical needs and develop skills relating to health, nutrition and safety. Examples that your toddler is developing well are that the child…
  • Sleeps well and wakes rested.
  • Pays attention to simple safety instructions and avoids dangers with assistance.
  • Makes adult aware of personal and health needs and seeks assistance.
  • Distinguishes between food and non-food items.
  • Demonstrates awareness of his/her own body in space.
  • Performs simple fine motor skills.

Social and Emotional Development

Through play, youngsters learn how to relate to other children and they gain confidence in their own abilities. As children mature emotionally and socially, they gain self-control. Their emotional and social development is further enhanced when they engage in creative displays of self-expression. This domain can be measured by whether your child…

  • Identifies image of self.
  • Says his/her name.
  • Follows simple routines in a group setting with adult support, such as eating, napping or playing.
  • Shows feelings of security with familiar adults.
  • Shows awareness of feelings displayed by peers.

Approaches to Play and Learning

Toddlers approach play and learning in a variety of ways. They are curious about their world and show this by “getting into things”—putting their hands in their food, putting toys in their mouths, stacking things up just to knock them down, climbing on furniture, or quietly sitting and examining a leaf. To reach their learning potential, children need adults to support them in being curious, persistent and creative learners. Some signs to look for are whether your toddler…

  • Demonstrates desire to complete more complex tasks by self.
  • Shows interest in what others are doing.
  • Demonstrates focus on a specific task or activity.
  • Plays independently with some interaction with other children

Communication, Language and Literacy

Children develop language and literacy through interactions with adults and other children, engagement with materials and instructional experiences. For infants and toddlers, just being exposed to print in their environment is an important first step in the development of early literacy. They begin writing using pictures, symbols and letters. We know your toddler is developing communication skills when they…

  • Listens to and follows simple directions.
  • Listens to simple stories.
  • Uses one- to two-word phrases to communicate.
  • Asks to have books read to him/her.

Cognitive Development and General Knowledge

The creative arts, including art, music and drama, provide opportunities for the application of individual ideas, feelings and expression. By experimenting with sounds, colors, forms, motion and words, children communicate in ways that are distinctly their own and that reflect their learning style. Cognitive Processes encourage higher order thinking and problem solving. Children need to learn to think for themselves, make connections and use reasoning skills to solve problems. Cognitive development means your toddler…

  • Asks simple questions.
  • Uses objects as intended.
  • Moves body to music.

To learn more about the five domains visit the GELDS website.


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Great service. Never worried when Ms. Kat has our child.

July 15, 2018

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Kat's Little Angels has been a blessing to my family and I. Our 2 year old daughter grew to love this place from the very start. It has been a year since she started and I can tell she is continuously learning. Her vocabulary has increased and she now knows numbers and colors. She loves when we drop her off to daycare. She feels comfortable around the teachers and knows them on a first name basis. Thanks Mrs. Kathy for all you do!!!

Davida Makepeace November 1, 2018

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