Young Toddlers Program


At the Nest Schools, our young toddler program supports children in their newfound mobility and desire to figure the world out around themYoung toddlers have also begun to become regulated in their daily routines such as eating, sleeping, and playing and thus benefit greatly from a predictable routine where they understand what comes next and what is expected of them. 

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Our Duckling program provides toddlers:

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Space to move, explore, and engage with peers and teachers

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Opportunities to explore independence

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Support through developmental milestones

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The fundamentals to build on existing knowledge in preparation for the next stage of our program

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!