Parent/Toddler Program

toddler and mom 300x199 Parent/Toddler ProgramToddlerhood is an age of exuberant – and often exhausting – discovery.

At this age, children navigate many important milestones – from early socialization to managing temper tantrums to self-care and toilet training.

It is a time of transition from total dependence to the first steps of independence – made more difficult as children navigate with a limited vocabulary and only the most basic skills for conveying their feelings.

During this important, rewarding but also challenging time, children look to parents for guidance.

The Hanna Perkins School Toddler Group offers a small 90-minute class, which meets twice a week, for parents and toddlers.

It is an opportunity for toddlers to be introduced to a group setting with the support of the parent. It is also a place where parents and toddlers can receive support from teachers, other parents, and child development specialists.

The class includes:

  • Free play
  • Snack
  • Group time
  • Playground time

Parent and child participate in all activities together.

Ages range from 15 months to 3 years, which helps younger children to “reach up” and provides the older toddlers an opportunity to recognize and value their growing abilities.

In addition to a focus on self care, the curriculum introduces children to the natural world through growing plants, observations of the weather and attention to small animals.

Art activities, dramatic play, puzzles, books, building toys, and tools are regularly available. These help children find pleasure in mastering basic skills (such as holding a marker or using scissors), and increase attention span by  learning to tolerate the frustrations that are part of learning itself.

Our Parent/Toddler program is designed to encourage parents and toddlers to enjoy each other while fostering a rich understanding of each child’s unique experience during this important stage of development.

  • 2 days a week from 9:30-11:00 a.m.
  • Ages 15 months – 3 years
  • 3:1 student-to-teacher ratio
  • 1:1 student-to-parent ratio
  • Child development specialist available for regular consultation
  • A healthful snack is served daily

The best way to experience our programs is by visiting. To contact someone about enrolling, to schedule a tour or to get more information, please click here to contact our Educational Director.

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