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Toddlers (1yr - 3yrs)

Their world is opening up, so we bring a world of learning to them!

This age is filled with so much wonder and curiosity. That’s why we offer a ton of books and toys and bring their artwork down to kids eye level. Children in discovery preschool also begin to learn the basic building blocks of how we all work together in a classroom. 

At Malvern Academy, we put safety first to protect our families and staff. The Beginner program introduces more routine and structure to the children’s activities and schedule. Your child will build vocabulary, learn functional mathematical skills, and will be encouraged to use simple reasoning to explain everyday occurrences. The concepts of social studies, diversity, and Spanish are introduced as our Beginners examine and explore the world around them.


Development Goals

Language and Literacy

Children build vocabulary through conversations and begin to understand simple directions 

Mathematical Thinking

Children begin to explore number sets, experiment with shapes, sort by colors and build reasoning skills 

Social-Emotional Learning 

Beginners gain independence as the learn to verbalize wants and needs. They learn about taking turns and labeling emotions in self and others. 

Creative Expression

Children explore instruments, dance to music and show a preference for family songs. Children create multi-sensory art and engage in pretend play.

Scientific Exploration

Children explore animal habitats, use scientific vocabulary and begin to explore engineering. Children use tools to investigate objects and materials.

Young Citizens of the World 

Children explore similarities and differences between themselves and others and learn Spanish vocabulary for colors, shapes, and greetings.


Children begin to learn to use their hands and eyes together to complete fine motor skills tasks. Children begin to sustain balance during simple movement activities.

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