ITDC's program for children starts at the age of 6 weeks and progresses through kindergarten age. A class placement recommendation will be determined when the child visits the center.
The infant group ranges from 6 weeks to 12 months. The staff to children ratio is 1:3. In this group baby's immediate needs are met through a loving, nurturing environment in which comfort is offered through touch, play and talk.
The Toddler group ranges from 12 to 24 months. The staff to children ratio is 1:3. In this group the toddler is given a variety of opportunities to practice newly acquired skills and experience feelings of autonomy and success.
The Two-Year-Olds group is for children who turn 2 years old by October 1st. The staff to children ratio is 1:4. In this group the child becomes aware of themselves and others in a comfortable setting. Self-expression and independence are encouraged through areas of music, language and play.
The Three-Year-Olds group is for children who turn 3 years old by October 1st. The staff to children ratio is 1:5. In this group the child practices language, activity and movement, and socialization in an atmosphere that emphasizes large muscle development.
The Four-Year-Olds group is for children who turn 4 years old by October 1st. The staff to children ratio is 1:8. In this group the preschooler continues to develop language and literacy skills through books, posters and other printed media. Varied experience allow the child to practice small motor activities, basic math concepts and problem solving skills.
Language Arts and Literature
Music Participation and Music Appreciation
Problem Solving and Puzzles
Developmental Physical Education