Toddler Program

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Welcome to Our Toddler Program

We would love to welcome your family to Cherry Lane! Below is some helpful information regarding our Toddler program.

Our School

Cherry Lane’s curriculum is experienced by children in our teacher-facilitated /child-directed environment.

Classrooms are made up of developmentally appropriate learning centers (in Art, Science, Library, Music, Sensory, Construction, Dramatic Play, Math, Language, & More!)  This structure allows children to work independently in small groups, with a rich variety of carefully arranged materials that stimulate the imagination and promote learning through play and exploration.  Our staff evaluates each child’s development within this format. Evaluations will be provided each January and June.

Our highly qualified staff is committed to working in partnership with each family to enrich the lives of children and encourage them to realize their full potential. Cherry Lane takes great pride in our staff retention. Many of our employees have been with us for over 15 years. Staff members maintain yearly training in updated health & developmentally appropriate practices, CPR & First Aid, Mandated Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect etc.

Our Toddler 1 & 2 Classrooms

LUNCH TIME

Once children advance from bottle feeding, lunches are available for $2 per day, (payable monthly, in advance) or students may bring lunch from home in a labeled insulated lunch box. Lunchboxes are stored in cubby bins, so please keep them small. Please send pre-heated meals in a thermos & include an ice pack for items that need to be kept cool.

OUTDOOR PLAY

We make every effort to participate in daily outdoor play (weather permitting). We recommend that children always wear footwear & hats, sweaters or any other seasonally appropriate items are provided daily as needed.

NAP TIME

Children in our program will gradually transition to sleeping on rest mats. This helps provide the classroom with extra space for much needed gross motor stimulation. Cherry Lane provides individual, sheets, blankets & rest mats that are routinely laundered at the center.

Our Classroom Curriculum & Schedule

Want to know what your child is experiencing in our classrooms?

Click below for a view into our daily and monthly themes and schedules!

Our Philosophy

Cherry Lane Child Care & Learning Center is dedicated to providing a clean, safe, nurturing environment.  We combine personal attention and professional childcare with distinct opportunities to encourage social, intellectual, physical and emotional growth. We recognize that each child is unique, therefore opportunities for growth and learning are developmentally appropriate, and based on the interests and needs of the individual child.