Toddlers and Twos: 1-2 Years
Toddlers and twos are filled with curiosity, energy, and emotions. Lionheart Children’s Academy creates environments where opportunities to discover, explore, and experience the world around them are abundant. Our dedicated teaching team builds children’s self-esteem as they celebrate the day’s successes, and they love and support children through difficulty or failure. We’re a non-profit Christian organization with a committed approach to early-childhood education. We believe and understand the importance of the early childhood years and are passionate about helping children develop the social, cognitive, and physical skills they’ll need as they progress through their education. Our holistic approach is designed to help children accomplish their future goals.
The Lionheart Toddler and Twos Program Includes:
- HighScope Curriculum® for Toddlers and Twos
- First Look Faith-Based Curriculum
- Daily Connect application to view your child’s activity and communicate with teachers
- Individual electronic portfolio that showcases your child’s learning
- Holistic approach that supports children in all areas of development
- Supporting toddlers and twos growing independence and teaching conflict resolutions skills
Goals and Objectives
Lionheart Children’s Academy’s goals and objectives are designed to create future leaders and prepare your children for the world that awaits them. Our aims are:
learning about themselves and their feelings
learning about moving and doing; self-control
acquiring thinking skills and problem-solving
vocabulary building; how to use words to communicate
Bible-based confidence and character development
We Use the HighScope Curriculum® for Toddler and Twos
The HighScope Toddler and Twos Curriculum is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum designed to support children so they feel confident to learn, explore, and exercise their creative imagination through purposeful play. We provide responsive routines, teach conflict-resolution skills, and support positive attachment relationships, which produces an early learning environment where all children can thrive.
The HighScope Approach
Toddler and Twos need to feel safe and supported so they can explore and discover the world around them. Our teachers focus on developing supportive, trusting relationships with each child as well as providing an environment that encourages children to engage in experiences designed to support their optimal development.
HighScope Curriculum Content Areas
Learning is focused on six content areas: Approaches to Learning, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Health, Communication, Language, and Literacy, Cognitive Development, and Creative Arts.
Key Developmental Indicators
The framework for understanding and supporting toddlers and twos learning is based on 42 key developmental indicators (KDIs), which are aligned with national and state early learning guidelines.
The HighScope Difference
We value and respect parents as their children’s first teachers. That’s why our teachers partner with you in learning everything they can about your child to better care for their needs and plan for their development. As a result, our programs create a strong bond between child, parent, and teacher.
First Look Faith-Based Curriculum
We support children’s spiritual development with our First Look Curriculum, which is based on 3 foundational principles: God made me, God loves me, and Jesus wants to be my friend forever. Our faith-based curriculum is taught through developmentally appropriate experiences.