18 Months - 2 Years | Northland Christian School

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18 Months - 2 Years

Program Overview

Toddlers learn from participating in daily activities. Appropriate models of behavior are presented in every aspect of our day so the children replicate these positive interactions.

Social/Emotional Development

Encourage appropriate self-help skills

  • Washing hands
  • Feeding self with fork and spoon
  • Picking up toys
  • Picking up naptime mats
  • Take off and put up sweaters/outerwear

Encourage waiting patiently

  • For help from teacher
  • For lunch or snack
  • For their turn with a toy

Encourage positive behavior/develop respect for others and for property

  • Use please and thank you
  • Use kind hands
  • Develop empathy
  • Model playing with friends
  • Clean up after self (toys and snacks)
  • Use toys the right way
    - No throwing them
    - No hitting with them
    - No stepping on them

Physical Development

Using playground equipment safely

Develop fine motor skills

  • Books
  • Small manipulatives
  • Art projects

Support potty training

Use of ball for gross motor development

Sit at the table

Intellectual Development

Story time

Recite poems

Sing songs

Follow simple instructions

Vocabulary building activities

Encourage toddlerts to use words to express wants and needs

Two-year olds practice lining up


  • Monthly emphasis on a nursery rhyme, color, shape, and number
  • Unit themes related to the time of year, holidays and seasons

Spiritual Development

Daily Bible time

Prayers throughout the day

Praise songs

Christian values modeled

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