Our academic-based curriculum has toddlers building vocabulary and learning through sensory as well as large and small motor activities. Once our infants become mobile they begin rotating through all of our fun learning areas with their adoring teachers in groups with a 4:1 child to teacher ratio.
These activities, allow them to explore their environment while learning colors, shapes, sizes, and textures which include the social-emotional experiences of taking turns and sharing. Also, this prepares our toddlers for our Bridger Program. This is where life-long friendships, as well as meaningful relationships with educators and a love for learning begins.
Our curriculum at Paradigm Care & Enrichment Center is supported by the Michigan framework of elementary education. In addition, we offer a variety of teaching styles for our toddlers. We provide activities that are designed around basic skills. These skills include:
- Large Motor Development
- Fine Motor Skills
- Color and Shape Recognition
- Taking Turns
- Using their words to express themselves
- And Much More!
Developmentally, there is a big difference between a child who has just turned two and one who is almost three. Therefore, children remain in one of the sections of our Toddler Program until they turn 2 ½.
- Older toddlers will continue to build on the skills they learned when they were younger. They will be working on their large and fine motor skills and will be polishing their color and shape recognition. The kids will practice sorting and classifying objects in daily lessons. As a result, children will learn how to identify and distinguish their colors and shapes. These daily practices help our older toddlers to begin classifying other objects.
- Toddlers will be building their vocabulary during daily lessons and will use their new words to practice identification. Most of all, the children will be practicing their verbal communication skills. These communication skills can be polished during activities like painting and coloring time by talking with their teachers and peers. They will be practicing their verbal skills as they develop their social-emotional skills.
Learning to Be Part of a Classroom
- As toddlers grow older, they will learn how to be an important part of a classroom family by building on their social-emotional skills that they learned as a younger toddler. Likewise, they will be developing new skills as they learn about being members of the classroom. They will be working on sharing and taking turns and will be practicing how to be good friends using their social-emotional skills. They will also be learning to respect and care for their learning environment.
- Paradigm believes potty training happens when each individual child is developmentally ready. When they begin to show signs of readiness, Paradigm teachers will work with you and your child on this exciting journey!
Infants to Mobile Toddlers
At Paradigm Care & Enrichment Center, we have two great locations. Paradigm Canton is located at 45050 Warren Rd., Canton, MI 48187. We also have a great location in Waterford as well, which is located at 1401 Malcolm, Waterford, MI 48327. Both locations are always looking for new children to enroll. We help children from infants all the way to preschool age learn and grow. Our caring teachers strive to provide the best learning environment for your children.