Toddler: 12 to 18 months

Toddlers grow and learn every day, thriving and reaching key development milestones as they learn to be on the move.  We help your toddler explore the world around him or her and make new discoveries while providing skills as building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

On the Move

If your toddler hasn’t already started, walking is on the horizon as he or she makes moves to explore the world.  Our caregivers will support his or her newly found movement until he or she is steady on his or her feet.  Our classrooms include soft gyms to support and encourage gross motor skills, including muscle development, coordination, and balance.

Close Connections

When your toddler begins to travel, his or her caregiver will be close behind to provide necessary support.  While all caregivers will have interactions with him or her, the majority of interactions will be shared between your toddler and a primary caregiver.  This close bond will allow your child to freely explore the world around him or her under the watchful eye of a supportive, encouraging caregiver.

Exploring with the Senses

From painting with pudding to singing and cooing with your toddler, we encourage your child to use all of their senses to learn.  Simple, yet educational activities are key to the overall well-being and growth.  Your child’s caregiver will observe your child as they explore the world around them and will include sensory exploration activities in their daily experiences.


  • The Creative Curriculum
  • C.O.R.E. Language & Literacy Acquisition Program
  • C.O.R.E. Values Character Education Program
  • Baby Signs

For more information about our curriculum system, visit our Curriculum page.

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Toddler: 18 to 24 months

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Oaktree Academy has partnered with Gilden Woods Early Care and Preschool! With this partnership we are also expanding with an addition to the school building. To celebrate these exciting changes, we are hosting an Open House on February 8th, 2019 from 5pm to 7pm. Come tour the new state-of-the-art building and meet our Program Director, Carrie Quillan and her teaching team members. Learn more about our curriculum and programming. Enjoy local business partner vendors, as well as refreshments and fun for the whole family!