Toddler: 18 to 24 months

Plenty of hugs, holding, and help will encourage your toddler to develop greater independence through important self-help skills and explore the world around him or her.

Encouraging Exploration and Discovery

Our caregivers will allow your child to explore and try new things while always making sure to provide support when needed.  Each day includes opportunities for exciting, active learning experiences, such as water play and group games, as well as quieter interactions with teachers and peers.

Social Development at a Young Age

Especially with children at this age, our caregivers realize the importance of the behaviors they are modeling.  We stress “please” and “thank you,” taking turns, following instructions, and considering others.  While your child is learning about themselves, we provide an appropriate environment where they can develop positive self-esteem, which is essential to social development.  In this classroom, your child will learn how to make friends, share toys, and master other important social-emotional skills.

Language/Cognitive Development

Our Toddler Room reading learning center is filled with books, pillows, bean bags, letter cards, puppets, puppet theaters, and flannel boards to aid your child in language development.  We incorporate our proprietary C.O.R.E. Language & Literacy Program to initiate reading readiness at an early age.  Our teachers work with your toddler as they gain vocabulary in order to express themselves.

Gross Motor Development

Exploring outside is a favorite activity for most toddlers and our special toddler age-appropriate playgrounds make running and playing both fun and safe.  Our teachers will help your child master soft climbers in the classroom to develop balance and muscle control.


  • 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: 24 to 30 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!