Early Learners

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Early Learners

Age Range:
2 – 3 years
Areas of Learning:

Cognitive & Social Development

Potty Training


Developing the Whole Child

Two- and three-year-olds undergo an intense fascination with the world around them as well as their ability to interact with it. Toddlers require safe, stimulating and fun environments to balance their curiosity and bountiful energy. This is why our daycare professionals plan and lead activities such as painting, rhyming, counting and crafting: to enhance physical dexterity, creativity, and sensory acuity.

Studies have shown that the stimulation of toddlers’ aptitudes positively impacts their stages of education, which is why our early learners program promotes cognitive, socio-emotional, and physical development in a small classroom setting.[1]

Cognitive: Our teachers understand that receptivity, mentally engaging activities, and a safe, predictable environment are elementary components to strengthening cognition.[2] Our early learners program helps children to make sense out of the world around them, self-activate their incredibly vibrant imaginations, and form cohesive thoughts.

Socio-Emotional: A strong socio-emotional base is crucial for children to develop healthy and empowering interpersonal relationships as they grow up.[3] Winwood Children’s Center’s approach is simple: guide toddlers to express their emotions effectively, imitate the behavior of positive role models in their environment, and form bonds with those they get along with.

Physical: Two- and three-year-old bodies grow and a rapid rate. The owners of these bodies learn to run, mirror the poses and actions of others, and use the stairs.

The activities and drills featured in our early learner program helps toddlers to build muscular strength and endurance while avoiding injury in a safe and clean environment.[4]

Developmental Activities for Early Learners

Q & A Time: “What?” “Why?” “How?” These questions erupt at a constant rate from the mouths of early learners as they wonder about the physical reality that surrounds them. Our instructors do more than answer the questions. They hold Q&A sessions to help children develop a solid foundation of knowledge and a strong understanding of language.

Love of Literacy: Studies have shown that one fantastic way to build a strong vocabulary, improve communication skills, and entice the imagination is to read aloud to children.[5] Our day care professionals make a habit of providing daily reading sessions.

Speaking Spanish: Tremendous cognitive advantages exist for students who learn a second language at an early age.[6] As the second most-common language in the United States and in the world,[7] Spanish is an ideal language for them to learn. Our early learner program uses storytelling exercises, interactive activities and vocabulary lessons in Spanish.

Fitness First: Fitness should be fun! That’s why at Winwood Children’s Center we’ve designed an early learning program to support your little one’s rapid growth, health, agility, and flexibility.

Child-Friendly Classroom: Winwood Children’s Center’s classroom is organized with color-coded, picture-labeled, and word-labeled tubs and boxes so your child can learn new words while feeling proud of being organized. All of our supplies, books, and toys are made available on open shelves low to the ground to make the everyday learning experiences safe and fluid.

Potty Training: Everyone learns at his or her own pace. But we have reason to believe that potty training away from home, in addition to home training, helps toddlers master the process with greater ease.

Preparing Your Child for Preschool and Beyond

We’ve designed our early learning program with the purpose of preparing your little one for success in preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, and beyond. By strengthening toddlers’ verbal, social, and physical skill set, our daycare professionals give young learners a leg up.


[1] http://nieer.org/resources/research/PreschoolLastingEffects.pdf
[2] http://mom.me/parenting/4998-what-child-issues-can-affect-cognitive-development/
[3] http://www.pbs.org/parents/childdevelopmenttracker/one/socialandemotionalgr owth.html
[4] http://www.nhs.uk/Tools/Pages/birthtofive.aspx
[5] http://www.med.umich.edu/yourchild/topics/reading.htm
[6] http://www.actfl.org/advocacy/discover-languages/for-parents/cognitive
[7] http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0775272.html