Toddler Program (18 – 36 Months)

Toddler Programs in Plainview, NY

Toddler Programs | Toddler Classes Plainview | Hicksville | BethpageThis program for children who are ready for a “no parent” class. The age requirement for this program is eighteen months through thirty-six months. Our ratio is 1:5 with a teacher and two assistants, and the maximum capacity of the class is twelve children. We are sensitive to your home routine and to your child’s toileting needs.

Young children are charming, eager and creative, making them a joy to teach. Most learning will take place through exploration and experimentation. A multi-sensory approach to learning is provided through art, music, play and physical activity.

Toddler Program Curriculum

  • Learn to accept and follow directions
  • Develop independence
  • Develop a positive attitude toward learning
  • Develop cognitive skills
  • Gain a positive self-image and self confidence
  • Compare tactile materials (smooth and rough; soft and hard, wet and dry, sticky and squishy)
  • Do various activities reinforcing texture concepts
  • Compare and contrast – loud and soft, long and short, whisper and shout, high and low
  • Toddler Programs | Toddler Classes Plainview | Hicksville | Bethpage

  • Recognize common sounds (car horn, train whistle, jingle bells, etc.)
  • Be introduced to all colors
  • Learn basic shapes using concrete examples (square, circle, triangle, rectangle)
  • Distinguish various seasons and holidays using many related stories and projects
  • Develop socially, emotionally, physically, and educationally, by playing and working together


  • Community Helpers: children role play various helper roles including: fireman, librarian, dentist, letter carrier, doctor, nurse, policeman
  • Farm Animals:children learn all about various animals


  • Jesus loves us and takes care of us; God made us and the world
  • Attend chapel once per week
  • Have Jesus time in the classroom

Field Trips:

  • Nature walks around our campus
  • Fall: pumpkin picking on campus
  • Spring: picnic on campus


Toddler Programs | Toddler Classes Plainview | Hicksville | Bethpage

  • Thanksgiving: Thanks Gathering for parents
  • Advent Program: (entire school presentation)
  • Christmas: party in class with parent
  • Valentine’s Day: party in class and a dance at night
  • Easter: party in class
  • Special Person’s Day Tea: (in class with parent)
  • Moving-Up Spring Program: (entire school presentation)


Half Day – 9:00 – 11:30 am
(3, 4, and 5 day options available)

Full Day – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
(3, 4, and 5 day options available)

The above options offer extended care from 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM and from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

We also offer a year-round toddler program which is closed for major holidays. This program is open from 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM daily.

  Good Shepherd Lutheran School
99 Central Park Road
Plainview, New York 11803
Tel: (516) 349-1966


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