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Toddler Classroom

A Glance at UCiC’s Toddler Program

Our Toddler classes are more than just childcare, the children in our care have many opportunities during the day to grow and learn all while doing what they do best...PLAY! Our classrooms are set up to provide your children with the best equipment and staff to help your child explore and discover new things.

The teachers at UCiC love children and enjoy spending time with them. They spend many hours planning fun, educational activities for your children.


Small & Large Motor Skills

  • Jumps in place, two feet together

  • Walks on tiptoe

  • Throws large ball and kicks it forward

  • Stands on one foot momentarily

  • Strings large beads, builds with Lego’s, etc.

  • Snips with scissors

  • Holds crayon with thumb and fingers, not fist

  • Rolls, pounds, squeezes and pulls clay

Cognitive Skills

  • Follows simple two part directions such as "Get your coat and line up."

  • Knows concepts of one, two, many, and more

  • Understands prepositions such as to, with, on, under, over, by

  • Completes simple puzzles

  • Nestles cups sequentially and stacks rings on peg in size order

  • Begins to understand whole-part concepts


Communication Skills

  • Can identify objects when told their use

  • Asks "what" and "where" questions

  • Can talk briefly about what he or she is doing

  • Makes negative statements such as "Can't open it"

  • 300-400 word vocabulary


Self Help Skills

  • Uses spoon, spilling little

  • Gets drink from fountain or faucet independently

  • Opens door by turning handle

  • Washes and dries hands


Social/Emotional Development

  • Plays with other children & participates in simple group activities & songs

  • Begins to play house, act out stories and pretend to take trips(train rides, to the store, etc.)

  • Increasing sense of independence

  • Gaining group skills such as sharing and taking turns


Spiritual Development

  • Talks about basic concepts such as "God made everything" And "Jesus loves me"

  • Realizes we can talk to God and repeats simple prayers


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