Pathfinders and Adventurers

10 children per classroom: 2 to 3 years

 

Identity becomes a significant developmental issue at this age, closely tied to questions of independence and control.  In the Pathfinders and Adventurers’ classrooms, adults help toddlers find appropriate ways to assert themselves by supporting their individuality, by giving them choices whenever possible, and by introducing social guidelines.

Cognitive growth continues to occur through active exploration of the physical world.  As active explorers, toddlers are eager to try new things and use materials in different ways.

At this age we see emerging social-emorional development, the development of friendships and peer relationships, and the emergence of self-help skills.  In planning curriculum for toddlers, our teachers are prepared to be flexible and spontaneous, but also provide a consistent daily routine.