Saint Mark Lutheran Church Child Development Center - Child Care/Daycare/School for Toddlers, Pre-schoolers, and Kindergarteners

In this room, we are 15-30 months

Toddlers

The first three years of a child’s life are critical for brain development. Although genetics is an important factor in this development, the environment plays a major role as well. Our toddler room strives to provide an environment that is safe, healthy and comfortable while encouraging the young child to explore and experiment.

Age-appropriate materials introduce children to books, music, blocks, dramatic play, art, and sensory activities. The schedule is flexible enough to allow children time to explore and practice activities singularly under the watchful eye and guidance of the teacher. As children move from parallel play into playing with a friend, we work on communication and social skills such as sharing and taking turns.

Teachers in this room also focus on toilet-training when a child displays interest and the ability to use the toilet.

Children must be 15 months of age and ambulatory to start in the toddler room. Class size is limited to 8 with a 1:4 ratio.

Curriculum

A monthly newsletter includes the curriculum covered in each class plus other articles so that you as parents can monitor your child’s daily class focus. A calendar listing important activities for each class is included with the monthly newsletter.

Licensing & Accreditation

We are state licensed with the Child Care Division. regular inspections are made by the Child Care Division, fire department and the county health inspector. The Center is a registered private school with the Oregon Department of Education and a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association (ELEA).