Older Toddler Program

Cardinals

At the Nest Schools, our Cardinal program supports older toddlers and their increased independence, exploration of emotions and feelings, and fast-developing use of language. We also understand and support their continued desire to explore everything about their world and believe our learning center structure gives them the best opportunity to do this.

In our Cardinal rooms, you will see that each learning center, set up with developmentally appropriate materials, draws in toddlers and give them a space to explore and create. Center time takes up the bulk of their day and is where most of their learning takes place.

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Some of the areas you can expect to see your child engaged in are:

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Blocks

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Dramatic Play

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Mathematics

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Playdough
Exploration

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Creative
Expression

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Science & Sensory

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Early Literacy

Nest Play Curriculum

The Nest Play curriculum is our proprietary and comprehensive approach to early education. It is designed to help children succeed and thrive and includes our core and supplemental curriculum components, our philosophy on creative play, and the method and style of delivery that our teachers use. We believe our work in early childhood education is about developing the whole child: socially, emotionally, intellectually, and physically.  

 As part of The Nest Play curriculum, children who attend our schools participate in three proprietary supplemental curriculums designed to enhance and enrich their confidence, creativity, and personal development. Our enrichment programs are delivered by an in-house specialist on a regular schedule in each classroom and are free to families enrolled at The Nest Schools.  

The key areas of our Nest Play curriculum are:

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  • Yoga and fitness inspired wellness program. 
  • Strengthens health and physical development 
  • Promotes a healthy lifestyle from the start. 
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  • Exposes children to the value and beauty of fine arts and classical music. 
  • Supports brain development, cognitive development, and social and emotional development.  

 

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  • Teaches children the value in doing meaningful tasks as well as how to become their own person.  
  • Develops basic skills necessary to communicate, care for themselves and others, and how to contribute to society in meaningful ways.  
 

The Nest Difference

We are proud to offer the highest quality program for families in the communities we serve. As you compare other daycare and childcare facilities, we invite you to come experience The Nest difference!