13 - 24 Months
Here at Smart Start, we set up a learning environment that promotes learning centers, daily routines, small group time, large group time, and free choice time allows children to develop positive social interactions, practice problem-solving skills, and learn firsthand about the world we live in.
When children are at play, they are utilizing real materials to help develop language skills, experimentation and logic skills, self-control, and social skills as well as building the foundation for school success. For example, a child might build a police station out of blocks, or utilize different-sized containers to pour sand into. These early encounters help children develop skills in logic and problem solving while figuring out how to place blocks so the structure doesn’t collapse, and utilize the correct sized containers while measuring the sand. Learning through play allows us to focus on the child’s development, and at the same time, allow the children to enjoy learning.
Skills That Children Will Learn
Our curriculum identifies goals in all areas of development, which include:
- Social: To help children feel comfortable in school, trust their new environment, make friends, and feel they are a part of the group
- Emotional: To help children experience pride and self-confidence, develop independence and self-control, and have a positive attitude
- Cognitive: To help children become confident learners by letting them try out their own ideas and experience success, and by helping them acquire learning skills such as the ability to solve problems, ask questions, and use words to describe their ideas, observations, and feelings
- Physical: To help children increase their large and small muscle skills and feel confident about what their bodies can do
Curriculum for toddlers
Toddler Program Details
Smart Start is dedicated to providing fun, enriching, supportive learning environments, and age-appropriate materials and learning toys. We follow a daily schedule and establish positive relationships with families all help prepare children for positive learning growth now and in the future.
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Testimonials About Smart Start
Smart Start is the best place for child care in Bowling Green! We have been with them since they opened and wouldn’t trust anyone else with our son. The staff and teachers are like family and you can tell my son truly enjoys his days at Smart Start! I love the daily updates I receive about how my son is doing from the silly little things he does, to how he is learning and growing. The staff and teachers are truly incredible. They are trustworthy and have great communication with parents. Smart Start offers a great place for our son to learn and be active from the bright, open classrooms (with no TV’s to “babysit” kids) to the half court gym that he loves to run around and play in. Finding Smart Start was truly a blessing and wouldn’t trust anywhere else!
My daughter has been going to Smart Start child care since September of 2012. I like their daily curriculum and the daily sheets that keeps me informed of my child’s progress. Classroom size is small enough that each child gets the attention they deserve.
Smart Start Childcare is a wonderful place for children. We are a Military Family and move often. My two children attended Smart Start while my husband was deployed. In just a short nine weeks, my children had learned so many new things and advanced quickly. They enjoyed every minute of time they spent at school. Smart Start made the transition of a move smooth for our family. They showed my children true love and care. I would recommend this childcare facility to anyone.