Waddler Programs

18-24 Months Old
  • Class Overview

  • Waddler

    Our teachers are excited to see our infants now walking, or as we say waddling.  It’s so exciting to watch how an 18-month old child uses objects to act out familiar activities like eating, drinking, and telephoning.  This special program allows our waddlers to explore, walk, and use different kinds of play things.

    • Exploring
    • Playing
    • Learning
    • New Skills
    • Guided Play
    • Age Group:
      18-24 Months Old
    • Explore

      It’s exciting to see our infants now walking, or as we say waddling.

    • Play

      Some of our play at this level is structured with rules, called guided play.

    • Share

      Your child will learn how to share play materials among themselves.

    • Verbalize

      Learning how to verbalize simple daily routines such as washing play dishes.

    • Learn

      Fill a container with shapes, stack blocks, matching skills and more.

    • Advance

      Fine and gross motor skills by pushing/pulling and opening/closing.

  • Class Sessions

    Waddler Class Programs in Aberdeen New Jersey
  • Activities will stimulate the senses and encourage learning

  • Waddlers will be encouraged to play and explore. Some of our play at this level is structured with rules, especially to learn a new skill.  We call this form of play, guided play.

    • Full Day
      8:45 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Extended Full Day
      7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
      8:45 AM - 6:00 PM
      8:45 AM - 6:30 PM
    • Full Max
      7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
      7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Skills and Learning
    Social & Emotional Development

    Opportunities for children to spontaneously explore their world socially and emotionally is implemented through “play.” Puppets are used to express feelings, develop curiosity, enhance self-esteem and teach values. Your child will learn how to share play materials among themselves.

    Language Development

    A variety of fun centers are set up around the classroom to inspire the verbal correspondence between one child and another or between child and teacher. Your child will learn how to verbalize simple daily routines such as, dressing a doll, washing play dishes, or place felt pieces on a flannel board to tell a simple story.

    Cognitive Development

    Your child will use simple manipulative, such as three piece puzzles for body parts, or shapes. Your child will discover how to fill a container with sorted shape openings, stack and unstack blocks and develop the skills to match up a pair of like objects from a group of several different objects.

    Motor Skill Development

    Your child will begin to demonstrate fine and gross motor skills by pushing/pulling toys, opening/closing boxes, drinking from a cup, rolling a ball, stacking blocks and begin painting simple art projects.

  • Development Hours Per Year
    • Social Skills80 Hours
    • Language Skills160 Hours
    • Cognitive Skills95 Hours
    • Motor Skills100 Hours
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      The Robinsons
    • It is a great place for the kids to be in. The school teachers and owners are great. The curriculum is a great one that will keep the kids busy all the time and prepare them very well for the future. My kids loved it there and particularly my daughter. She was crying when she finished the last grade offered by the school. If you want a place for the kids to have the good foundation, this school is the place.

      Maha S.
    • I am certain that the superior education my children are receiving at Home Away From Home Academy will provide them with a solid foundation for their future. Everyday I know that my children’s best interests are a primary concern.

      Lisa Waters
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      Lauren Healey
  • Enroll Your Child in Waddler Classes Today