Flaming Sword Daycare - Early Learning Center

"From cradles to crayons...where bright futures begin."

Main Office Hours:

8am - 4pm

Daycare Hours:

6am - 6pm

Phone:

(910) 764-3500

Daycare Email:


jsifford15@gmail.com

Mailing Address:

3230 Legion Road
Hope Mills, NC 28348

LULLABY LODGE – TODDLERS: 13 MONTHS – 24 MONTHS


Our toddlers are always moving!  When a child is all over the place and into everything, they're discovering their world. Toddlers learn best in safe, loving environments where they can explore in their own way. The activities for this age group are built around toddlers' limitless curiosity and their natural desire to push boundaries to satisfy those curiosities.

























INSIDE YOUR TODDLER'S DAY
During their time with us your child will learn to count, begin learning ABC’s, discover writing and music, and start learning to follow instructions, and begin potty training.   During this time of your toddler’s life, he/she will grow cognitively, develop language and literacy skills, increase their creativity,  increase executive functions, develop more social and emotional skills, and continue to physically  grow.

PLAYING IS LEARNING
Each day is packed with carefully designed activities structured around the  following main development areas:

COGNITIVE AND LITERACY DEVELOPMENT
  • use one or two words to label objects and express needs and wants
  • build an understanding of words through interactions including reading books
  • imitate reading behaviors like turning pages and babbling while looking at pictures
  • start to communicate at mealtime using simple words
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • show increased interest in interacting with familiar adults
  • show increased interest in interacting with other children
  • manage emotions independently or with the help of a familiar adult
  • notice when other children are upset and try to help them feel better

CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS
  • show interest in counting and start to identify one, two, or three objects
  • learn words like up and down and differences in size and volume
  • sort and classify objects like helping a teacher make piles of different colored toys
  • explore cause and effect by discovering new ways to play with toys

EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS
  • explore writing with scribbles on paper
  • remember the location of objects like a specific toy
  • follow simple rules some of the time
  • watch and imitate how others use objects or complete tasks
  • control impulses some of the time

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT AND WELLNESS
  • learn to walk and start to run
  • play games that develop throwing and kicking skills
  • show an increasing ability to control their hands

ACTIVITIES
Below are a few example of the activities in which our children engage:

Animals:  Homes for Animals - The children will create homes and habitats for toy animals 
Library - All about Animals - Children will learn more about animals through books, songs, and storytelling. 

Our Communities:  Neighborhood Construction- Using blocks, toddlers will construct and talk about some of the familiar spaces and places in their communities.               

Creative Arts:   Car Tracks - Children will use toy vehicles and different art mediums to create wheel-track designs and patterns.

Learning About Earth: Dramatic Play - In the Garden - Children will pretend to be gardeners using toy garden tools, props, flowers, and plants.       

Science and Sensory - Digging in the Dirt - Children will use garden tools to dig in soil and use their senses to explore seeds, plants, and flowers.