Kidcare for One-Year-Olds | The Palm Preschool | Quality Education

One-Year Olds Kidcare

12-23 Months

Our Starfish (One-Year Olds) have many opportunities to physically explore their world inside the classroom and on the playground. During this kidcare program, they also begin to engage in more structured activities such as learning centers and circle time. Your toddler will start to learn concepts of color, size and will begin building their vocabulary. Our staff understands the challenges that One-Year Olds face in a social learning setting and have experience in helping them adjust to the give and take of the classroom environment.


Learning is fun! We engage our children through books, songs and activities to help children become comfortable with language while growing their vocabulary.


Now that spatial relationships have been introduced and are better understood, we help our toddlers begin to recognize shapes, colors and numbers through toys, games and basic puzzles.


Developing a sense of self leads to this next phase of social emotional development as children begin to develop basic self-help skills while also socializing through parallel play.


Toddlers make strides every day in terms of balance, coordination and fine motor skills during very active days.

Creative Expression

Further development of fine motor skills are witnessed in this stage as toddlers begin to sing songs, dance to music and engage in painting and drawing.

Daily Routine

7:00-8:00 a.m. Arrival. Play time, floor time, tummy time, gym time or snuggles and singing

8:00-8:30 a.m. Group activities, circle time or art

8:30-9:00 a.m. Breakfast for older children, bottles offered to younger babies

9:00-9:15 a.m. Diaper change

9:15-9:30 a.m. Touch and sensory exploration activities

9:30-10:00 a.m. Outside time and stroller walks

10:00-11:00 a.m. Diaper change and nap time

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Lunch time for older children, bottles offered to younger babies, holding, rocking, reading and singing

12:00-2:00 p.m. Diaper change and afternoon nap

2:00-3:00 p.m. Diaper change and snack for older children, bottle offered for younger babies, holding, rocking, reading, singing and floor play

3:00-3:30 p.m. Outside time and stroller walks

3:30-4:00 p.m. Curriculum activity

4:00-5:00 p.m. Diaper change and free play

5:00-5:30 p.m. Snack for older children and bottles offered to younger babies

5:30-6:00 p.m. Diaper changes floor time, tummy time, gym time, singing and snuggles. Greet parents and say goodbye to children

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