Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is the real work of childhood.
-Fred Rogers

At Home Sweet Home, we believe in play. Our Toddler Discovery Center consists of a variety of activity centers specially designed for busy, active, and growing toddlers. These centers include:

  • Building & Blocks
  • Manipulative Center
  • Dramatic Play Area
  • Library
  • Music & Movement Room
  • Art Center
  • Science & Sensory Area
  • Outdoor Gardening Area
  • Outdoor Play Areas

Our teachers work together to plan developmentally appropriate activities for the 18 month to three-year-old Toddler Groups. The lead teachers have created a daily schedule which includes play-based "work time" in each of these centers. The schedule is designed to specifically meet the changing needs of our active toddlers, while facilitating learning through play. Also, all children at HSH learn beginning Spanish, starting with colors and numbers.

We provide organic snacks twice daily for our Toddlers. Additionally, parents can either send lunch from home or opt to purchase lunch from our hot lunch provider at an additional cost.

Every week, we offer a Wednesday movement class that focuses on stretching, jumping, hopping, and everything else that gets the wiggles out. We also have yoga every other Thursday.

The outdoor yards at the Toddler Center are equipped with a large slide, toddler climbing structure, two sand boxes, a garden area, water play tables, building block area, outdoor art area, and ball play area surrounded by lush landscaping.

Sneak a peek at the Toddler Center’s Daily Schedule:

The Bunny Group: 18 months - 2.5 years-old
The Koala Group: 2 - 3 years-old
The Raccoon Group: 2.5 - 3.5 years-old

7:30am - 8:30am Good Morning!
Free Play Indoors: Bunnies, Koalas, & Raccoons
8:30am - 9:30am Outdoor Play: Bunnies, Koalas, & Raccoons
9:15am - 9:30am Song Circle: Raccoons
9:30am - 10:15am Snack & Center Time #1: Bunnies
Snack, Song Circle & Center Time #1: Koalas
Snack & Outdoor Play: Raccoons
10:15am - 10:45am Song Circle & Center Time #2: Bunnies
Outdoor Play: Koalas Indoor Play#1 Raccoons
10:45am - 11:15am Outdoor Play: Bunnies
Indoor Play #2: Koalas
10:45am - 11:30am Indoor Play #2: Raccoons
11:15am - 11:45am Lunch: Bunnies & Koalas
11:30am - 12:00pm Lunch: Raccoons
11:45am - 12:30pm Nap Preparation and Indoor/Outdoor Play: Bunnies, Koalas, & Raccoons
Half-Day Children: Pick Up Time!
12:30pm - 2:30pm Nap Time: Bunnies, Koalas, & Raccoons
2:30pm - 3:30pm Nap Clean Up/Free Play: Bunnies, Koalas, & Raccoons
3:30pm - 5:30pm Snack: Bunnies, Koalas, & Raccoons
Free Play - Indoors & Out: Bunnies, Koalas, & Raccoons
Stories: Bunnies, Koalas, & Raccoons
Pick Up Time!

We invite you to visit Home Sweet Home to see what a playful, magical place it is for your toddler, where they will make some of their first friends and develop a life-long love of learning.