The bridge program is designed for older two and younger three-year-olds. This program focuses on the toddler curriculum the first half of the year and switches to the preschool curriculum for the last half of the year.
The toddlers are exposed to colors, shapes, numbers, letters, art, sensory activities, song & dance, books, puzzles and many other learning possibilities. The development of language and self-help skills are encouraged and promoted through creative and complementary opportunities.
Toilet learning is a significant step for our older toddlers toward self-awareness, self- identity and self-esteem. Therefore, we work with both child and parent(s) to create a consistent and positive experience for the child during this important process.
The bridge room is a safe and inviting place that offers a diversity of age specific learning tools and social opportunities for children. As the curriculum progresses to the preschool schedule they will begin to focus on emerging skills such as: number, name and letter recognition, learning shapes and colors, and specific fine motor development.
This is also an important developmental social emotional period, where parallel play turns to social play and interactions. Children of this age are beginning to understand their own feelings as well as the feelings and emotions of others. The teacher's use games and activities to help the children put a name to how they are feeling, providing children with the opportunity to express themselves emotionally.