Young children are full and complete individuals in their own right, deserving the full and sincere respect that we would extend to their parents. Success in school is directly tied to the degree to which children believe that they are capable and independent human beings. By allowing children to develop a meaningful degree of independence and self-discipline, Brilliant Star sets a pattern for a lifetime of good work habits and a sense of responsibility. Students take pride in doing things for themselves and doing it well.
The Brilliant Star Toddler Program aims to have young children (ages 1-3) develop coordination, body image and awareness, sense of order and concentration.
The Toddler environment is planned and prepared specifically for the eighteen-month to three-year-old. Materials are designed so that even the youngest children experience success in their work and yet the older or more advanced children will find stimulating work as well.
Brilliant Star Toddler Program Options
(All options are 5 days/week)
Half day program 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Full day program 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Activities fall into the following categories:
Practical life activities aid in the development of the child’s independence and mastery of the environment. What may look like meaningless activity to the outside observer is really very important, helping the child perfect coordination necessary for work at a later date. The materials aid in increasing the child’s concentration and order.
The sensorial apparatus helps the child become aware of details. Each material isolates one quality such as color, shape, sound, size, etc. The materials begin with gross differences and work toward finer differences.
Math & Language
Math and Language areas are simple, basic and usually approached on a sensorial level. Math and Language is used throughout the day using the various materials in the classroom.
Movement is essential for young children. They learn through active involvement in their environment. Movement helps children learn body control. Movement is divided into Balance, Body Awareness, Locomotion, Non-locomotion and Tracking.