In our toddler room we focus on expanding the language to give children words to express their needs and feelings. The room is set up for them to be able to explore their independence with many safe and age-appropriate choices: such as riding toys, puzzles, push toys, housekeeping/dramatic play, books, instruments, and soft toys.
The Innovations series is a complete, interactive curriculum for infants and toddlers. In addition to the wealth of activities, each book includes these critical components: applying child development theory to everyday experiences; using assessment to meet individual developmental needs; using the physical environment as a learning tool; developing a partner relationship with parents; fostering an interactive climate in the classroom; and educating parents.
The Innovations series is a unique combination of the practical and theoretical. It combines them in a way that supports beginning teachers, informs experienced teachers, and provides a complete program for every teacher!
Innovations: The Comprehensive Infant Curriculum has won the Early Childhood News Director’s Choice Award.
Authors: Kay Albrecht, Linda G. Miller
Innovations Curriculum Guidelines and Information: Innovations Curriculum Series (gryphonhouse.com)