A toddler is naturally curious, energetic, loveable, happy and developing independence. They thrive on adult contact and interaction, respond excitedly to familiarities, and look for approval in new situations. At Funsteps Preschool and Childcare, we embrace these qualities and use what comes natural to toddlers to build upon their learning experiences and care for them each day. We provide a safe, loving, nurturing environment for children to explore and act on their curiosities. Our teachers and program are dedicated to enriching their lives and enhancing their language, social, emotional, cognitive and physical development.


The Classroom & Environment

Funsteps bright and cheery home-like environment encourages our toddlers to discover and learn from the world around them. Our toddler room has everything your child will need to succeed and grow with a large variety of developmentally appropriate toys, books and activities. Whether it be to promote social interaction, independent play, hands on learning, enhanced motor development or create a calming, restful atmosphere, each area in our toddler room has been constructed to meet all of their developmental needs.


Our one year old playground is a clean, safe, fenced in area that provides children with swings, tunnels, ride on and push toys, balls, slides and a tree house to explore!



The teachers in our toddler classroom are certified in Infant/Child CPR and First Aid, medication administration and have specialized training and education in infant/child development and early care and education meeting the Teacher qualifications for the State of Delaware. Our positive, nurturing, and attentive teachers support each child’s growing individuality and provide them with love and guidance as they acquire new skills, reach developmental milestones and interact with and learn from their peers, teachers and environment. Funsteps teachers encourage parental involvement and open communication about the care and growth of their toddlers. Teachers complete a daily report on each toddler to provide parents with a detailed description about their toddler’s day. Developmental checklists and portfolios are shared with parents on their child’s growth and progress in reaching their developmental milestones throughout the year.


The teachers at Funsteps are there for parents and their children every “STEP” of the way!



The creative curriculum used for our Toddler class focuses on learning through play, exploration and direct instruction while assessing each child’s individual goals, progress and accomplishments. Supporting Delaware’s Department of Education Early Learning Foundations for Infants and Toddlers, our thematic curriculum promotes:

*comforting and loving adult interactions

*active exploration using all their senses

*hands on learning experiences

*social interaction

*fine and gross motor skill development

*emerging development in language acquisition and expression

*discovery learning

*independent play


Daily Experiences that Support our Curriculum:

*arts and crafts

*music and movement

*dramatic play

*outside play


*multi-sensory activities


*free exploration

*teacher directed instruction

*independent play

*story time

*table top activities for fine motor skill development including puzzles, play dough, blocks, sorting, nesting/stacking, legos, coloring and more

*language activities consisting of supportive verbal interaction with teachers, labeling & identifying pictures, objects and feelings, reading to and looking at books individually and in small groups, giving names to objects and experiences in the toddlers’ environment, and puppetry and finger play activities



Funsteps provides each toddler with their own:

*cubby to keep their personal belongings

*rest time mat

* AM and PM snack

*all needed utensils and paper products

*all the educational supplies and materials needed to implement Funsteps curriculum


Funsteps asks parents to provide:

*breakfast for their child each day if dropped off before 8:00am if necessary

*a nutritious bag/box lunch labeled with their name & condiments if needed

*2 changes of clothes to be kept in their cubby

*a fitted crib size sheet and small blanket for rest time

*weather appropriate outdoor wear

*sunscreen (seasonal)


Call Funsteps Preschool and Childcare today....731-9618




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