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Toddler Program

Young children are full and complete individuals in their own right. They deserve to be treated with the full and sincere respect that we would extend to their parents. Success in school is directly tied to the degree to which children believe that they are capable and independent human beings. By allowing children to develop a meaningful degree of independence and self-discipline, Brilliant Star sets a pattern for a lifetime of good work habits and a sense of responsibility. Students take pride in doing things for themselves and doing it well.

Brilliant Star offers a half day program (8:00 AM – 11:00 AM) and a full day program (8:00 AM – 3:00 PM) five days a week.

Meet our Toddler Staff

The Brilliant Star Toddler Program aims to have the young child develop coordination, body image and awareness, sense of order and concentration.

The Toddler environment is planned and prepared especially for the eighteen month to three-year-old.  Materials are designed so even the youngest child experiences success in their work and yet the older or more advanced child will find stimulating work as well.

Activities fall into the following categories:  Practical Life, Sensorial, Math, Language, and Movement.

 Practical Life

Practical life activities aid in the development of the child’s independence and mastery of the environment.  What may look like meaningless activity to the outside observer is really very important.  Each activity helps the child perfect coordination necessary for work at a later date with the more academic materials.  The materials aid in increasing the child’s concentration and order.

 Sensorial

The sensorial apparatus helps the child become aware of details.  Each material isolates one quality such as color, shape, sound, size, etc.  The materials begin with gross differences and work toward finer differences.

 Math and Language

Math and Language areas are simple, basic and usually approached on a sensorial level.  Math and Language is used throughout the day using the various materials in the classroom.

 Movement

Movement is essential for the young child.  They learn through active involvement in their environment.  Movement helps the child learn body control.  Movement is divided into Balance, Body awareness, Locomotion, Non-locomotion and Tracking.