Toddler Program

Comforting, Play-based Environments 

Marathon Children and Family Centre’s Toddler Program offers an exceptional care program for children between the ages of 18 – 30 months. We structure our Toddler Program around the Reggio Emilia Principles. We trust that children learn best in comforting and familiar environments while playing.

We take daily observations in order to ensure that our activities are enriching while also up-to-date with the interests of the children. Educators continually ensure that a variety of fitting play experiences are available to children of corresponding ages. Activities which encourage children’s innate inquisitiveness and work to help entice development such as sensory play are made easily accessible to children. Along with everyday observation, daily verbal as well as written communication between educators and parents is made a priority to ensure the centre is providing each and every child with the quality care we promise. 

Daily Time Table

Time Activity

7:30 a.m.

Arrival of children (Independent monitored play)

8:45 a.m.

Sharing time (nutritious morning snack)

9:00 a.m.

Toddlers getting ready for outside play.

9:15 a.m.

Outdoor playtime for toddlers

10:15 a.m.

Washroom Routine & Small Group Activities. Stories, songs, creative art, music and other activities are planned based around the individual child’s interest. Independent monitored play and sensory experiences based around their interests and development.

11:00 a.m. Toddlers are having lunch (hot nutritious meal)

11:30 a.m.

Washroom Routine – wash hands/faces

11:45 a.m.

Rest Time (soft music is played and quiet activities such as puzzles & books are set up)

12:45 p.m.

Quiet play for non-sleepers – art, set-up activities, science activity, stories

1:45 p.m.

Toddlers getting ready for outside play

2:00 p.m.

Outdoor playtime for toddlers

3:00 p.m.

Washroom Routine - wash hands/faces

3:15 p.m.

Sharing time (afternoon snack)

3:30 p.m.

Independent monitored play (activities planned for those children wishing to participate)

4:30 p.m. Transition to preschool program

5:30 p.m.

Home time for all our friends

All Child Care Fee Details