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canaryThe Toddler Two Year Old Program

The Canaries Classroom (18-35 months)

The 6 children ages 18-months to 35 months in the Canaries classroom are under the daily care of two highly qualified teachers using the Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Twos. The Creative Curriculum for Infants, toddlers and twos is based on 38 objectives for development and learning, which are fully aligned with the School Readiness Goals for Infants and Toddlers in Head Start and early learning standards for each state. Creative Curriculum helps teachers and caregivers implement developmentally appropriate practices and offer responsive daily routines and meaningful experiences that nurture learning and development. Creative Curriculum offers daily opportunities for teachers and caregivers to use assessment information to individualize routines and experiences for young children. Creative Curriculum provides built-in guidance for building the kind of meaningful partnerships with families that are an essential factor in how infants, toddlers and twos experience your program and how much they gain from it. Creative Curriculum offers complete support in classrooms where children are learning two languages. The children will be learning skills and reaching milestones most children can do by this age. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move (like jumping, running, or balancing). Because of children’s growing desire to be independent, this stage is often called the "terrible twos". However, this can be an exciting time for parents and toddlers and twos. Toddlers will experience huge thinking, learning, social, and emotional changes that will help them to explore their new world, and make sense of it. During this stage, toddlers/twos should be able to follow two or three-step directions, sort objects by shape and color, imitate the actions of adults and playmates, and express a wide range of emotions.

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by the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education (NCDCDEE).