Located in the heart of Kaimuki, The Toddler Program is a non-profit, Christian early education program providing preschool-aged children and their families with a secure, nurturing, and loving learning environment. The program emphasizes individualized attention, close relationships among staff, students, and parents. The toddler Program encourages creativity and growth in young children. Recent research has shown that optimal development of the human brain occurs between the ages of 2-5 and that the cognitive development and motor skills developed by children during this period had long-lasting as well as often life-influencing effects. Accordingly, The Toddler Program offers comprehensive range of educational services to its students including but not exclusive to a rich literature-based curriculum frequent excursions, and field trips, exposure to gymnastics, the promotion of interactive social skills, a myriad of challenging physical activities encompassed by their Christ centered values and beliefs. Our after school program promotes a diverse quality and innovated classes such as Japanese language, Mandarin, keiki cooking, dance classes, Hawaiian language, outdoor activities, and nature exploration.
The Toddler Program offers (4) separate classes for ages 2-5 years old:
SUNSHINE BEARS 2 YEAR OLD
Currently the Sunshine Bears class consists of 4 children with (1) one experienced and nurturing lead teacher. The children are lovingly guided through their first formal educational experiences.
ALOHA BEARS 3 YEAR OLD
Our Aloha Bear class is generally compiled of 10 – 12 active 3 year olds, under the careful and observant guidance of (1) one highly skilled lead teacher and (1) one loving aide. The Aloha Bears enhance their social skills as well as develop their cognitive skills.
FRIENDSHIP BEARS 4 YEAR OLD
The Friendship Bears are an active contributors to our school community. These energetic 4 year old children are lead by (1) one engaging lead teacher and (1) one compassionate aide. These nurturing staff members skillfully embrace the children in an interactive environment where their cognitive, social, physical, and spiritual developments are captured.
HONEY BEARS—JR. KINDERGARTEN 5 YEAR OLD
Honey Bears fill our Jr. Kindergarten class with 8 inquisitive children and (1) one innovated lead teacher. This class guides the children to be life-time learners with a solid foundation in Christ.
The Toddler Program is a loving, caring, and nurturing community for the children and families. The families and staff together provide children with a developmental appropriate program of social skills, cognitive skills, and character development in a Christian environment.
We believe that young children learn best through hands-on activities and active play under the gentle guidance of teacher who understand and appreciate the young child’s unique developmental needs and abilities. Our program is directed to families who have strong values toward early Christian education. The Toddler Program has distinguished itself by accepting students as young as two-years of age who are not potty trained.