Our Toddler Care program, ages 18-36 months, is based on the most recent early brain development research by Frog Street Curriculum, which allows us to provide the best child care in The Woodlands, TX. This education plan contains activities that are intentional, integrated, and child-centered and are based on five important domains: cognitive, social/emotional, language, physical, and approaches to learning.
FrogStreet Toddler Curriculum
The FrogStreet Toddler curriculum is designed around the latest scientific early brain development research. This year-round education program focuses on enhancing the simple joy of childhood while equipping caregivers to nurture curiosity through exploration. Activities are designed to:
- Focus around five developmental domains.
- Offer differentiated instruction options to meet the needs of all learners.
- Be infused easily into daily routines, such as diaper changing, transitions, and outdoor play.
- Move children forward in their development.
Conscious Discipline is a research based comprehensive self-regulation program that combines social and emotional learning with discipline and guidance. Built on a foundation of current brain research, the school family is constructed from safety, connection, and problem solving. The tools in our classrooms help create a school family where children feel safe, loved, and begin to problem solve with the executive part of their brain on a regular basis. Conscious Discipline empowers adults to consciously respond to daily conflict, transforming it into an opportunity to teach critical life skills to children. The school family increases connections between adults and children at all levels, ensuring optimal development and learning for all. A school family culture is built through consistent modeling of routines, rituals, and structures.
“Self-regulation is the key to school readiness and more powerful than IQ as a predictor of academic achievement.”
– Becky Bailey, PhD
The thematic lessons are theme-based, such as “Opposites,” “All About Me,” and “Friends.” Max, a plush puppet, is an integral member of the classroom; he helps welcome friends to school and enjoys singing and dancing with all the children.
The Brightwheel App
The Brightwheel app allows our teachers to communicate with parents throughout the day. Our parents are updated daily regarding diaper changes, meals, pictures, and the dispositions of our students.
Our toddlers enjoy our outdoor play area at least twice a day. Each classroom has their own playground to enjoy with grassy area, a covered porch area, climbing equipment, sand box, push toys, and much more!
Stepping Stones Preparatory Academy understands that each student is a unique individual who possesses a different kind of mind. Therefore, each student understands, performs, and remembers in different ways.
Our students have the opportunity to not only learn in the normal classroom setting, but also rotate on a daily basis to other specialty rooms to enjoy learning through Spanish, physical education, music, and chapel.