Children are eligible for TCM's Infant/Toddler program between the ages of four months and two years eight months, after which time they become eligible for the Preschool program.
An important aspect of the program portion devoted to very young children is the size and constancy of each group. A low child/teacher ratio of three to one allows for individual attention to be given to each infant or toddler. Each session consists of up to nine children with three teachers. The teaching team creates a secure and comfortable environment in which children can grow and naturally develop social, emotional, cognitive, and physical skills at their own pace.
Each session includes free play, planned group activities and projects, reading and quiet time, circle time, songs, snack, and outdoor play. Sunny windows and cozy play areas invite the young child in the environment and provide a nurturing, cozy, home-like feel.