The Toddler classroom at Stepping Stones is divided into two units of ten children. Placement in the toddler room depends on your child’s readiness and space availability in the classroom. Toddlers must be walking well, only taking one nap a day, no longer drinking from a bottle and feeding themselves. This is generally around the age of fifteen months. A ratio of 1 staff member per 5 children is maintained at all times.

Toddlers are engaged throughout the day in stimulating small motor, large motor, dramatic play, social, language and self-help activities. These activities are conducted in small group, large group and free play situations presenting a well-rounded, play-centered curriculum that is enriching as well as fun. Interesting art and science activities—all customized for short attention spans—are also part of the daily routine.

At this age, many children are seeking a little independence. Although most activities are conducted with the teacher’s gentle guidance, there is enough room for independence so that a child can experience a sense of accomplishment. Self-help skills are also worked on throughout all daily activities to encourage children to do simple tasks by themselves. Learning to use the potty is one of the many important things toddlers do. We have regular potty training procedures and our teachers work with the children in a gentle and positive way and collaborate with parents to make the process successful.

Download the Parent Handbook for additional detailed information about all the classrooms at Stepping Stones.


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1100 Wakarusa Drive
Lawrence, Kansas 66049


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