Toddlers

Toddlers 1-2 years

Summit Kids Academy offers toddler care for children aged 1 and 2 years. Our toddler program recognizes that once children are past their first year of life and leave the baby stage behind, they need a lot more stimulation and chances to play, move, and learn in a safe environment. That’s just what your toddler will get at Summit Kids Academy!

Toddlers love to experiment with their new independence and sense of self, but need a safe setting in which to do explore. Our Toddler classrooms provide just the right environment for your child’s growth and development, because all of the equipment, toys, furnishings, and learning materials are age appropriate for these little explorers.

Like all of our programs, Summit Kids Academy’s Toddler Care is geared to helping kids explore and learn about their world while enhancing their social, emotional, physical, creative, linguistic and cognitive development. We also work closely with parents, who can also view their child at any time over our secured network via our live webcams.

To learn more about our Toddler Care program and our warm and professional teachers and daycare staff, call (561) 432-3577 or contact us online. We’d love to meet you and welcome your toddler to the Summit Kids Academy family!

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  • Create a Routine at Home and Make Your Child’s Daycare Experience More Enjoyable (5/30/2017) - Kids thrive on a routine. While it may be hard to imagine your changeable, restless newborn adapting to a routine as he grows into an older infant and then a toddler, he’ll benefit from a routine in the long run. From napping and eating to more subtle activities like getting dressed and brushing teeth, your child’s routine will make him feel secure and safe.

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  • Separating Myths from Facts in Terms of Car Seat Safety (5/9/2017) - Many parents may think they are providing a safe environment for their children while in the car, but a great number of families do not comply with safety recommendations in their personal vehicles. Myth: Following the instructions on the car seat installation manual guarantees a safe, secure installation. Fact: Many diligent parents follow the instruction manual to a T, and still can’t seem to

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  • Take Back Your Bed: How to Ease Your Toddler Out of a Co-sleeping Arrangement (4/11/2017) - Maybe you began to co-sleep with your little one when she was a newborn, keeping her close in order to meet her needs throughout the night. Or perhaps when she got her first high fever, you brought her into bed with you for the night, only to find that she wanted to sleep with you every night after that! Once your baby reaches toddlerhood,

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  • Motor Skills and Speech: Managing Our Expectations of Meeting Milestones (2/14/2017) - It’s your daughter’s first birthday, and she still can’t toddle from her grandmother’s side to her cake. Your son is 18 months old, and shows no interest in sketching his first masterpiece. Your child isn’t speaking, and her fellow toddlers are talking up a storm. When your child isn’t hitting milestones “on time”, the frustration and worry can overtake new parents. But “typical” is

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  • Work These Five Superfoods into Your Toddler or Preschooler’s Meals (1/31/2017) - Many parents throw up their hands at the thought of getting their children to eat healthy, whole foods at every meal. When your child refuses to try new things, leaves half of his plate empty at each meal, and wants the same two or three foods on a rotation, it can be easy to put nutrition aside for a moment and just focus on

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  • How You and Your Baby Can Get Started Using Infant Sign Language (1/10/2017) - In infancy, children begin to understand the words used by the adults around them much more quickly than they are able to speak. Between six months of age and 2 years, your little one likely has motor skills and receptive language skills that vastly outpace his ability to speak out loud. But by teaching him American Sign Language, you can allow your baby to

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  • Sleep Regressions: The When, The Why, and How to Handle Them (11/8/2016) - Once you’ve gotten past the newborn phase, you likely never want to live through another 3am wakeup for a very long time. This is why the idea of sleep regressions strikes fear in the hearts of many a parent. But remember that these regressions are a normal part of your child’s development, and are temporary. If understood, and handled properly, they won’t lead to

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  • Transition Your Child out of the Crib: Six Tips to Make it Go Smoothly (10/25/2016) - Is your 18 month-old an escape artist already, piling her stuffed animals on top of one another as a way of climbing right out of her crib? Or maybe your two year-old has spied a cozy toddler bed or big kid bed in one of his sibling’s rooms or at a friend’s house, and now wants one of his own? These are signals that

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  • Five Ways to Say Goodbye to the Pacifier With Minimal Tears (10/18/2016) - When your child was a newborn, no method of soothing him was off-limits. You drove around the neighborhood to get him to fall asleep, you rocked him until your arms ached, and you had a pacifier with you at all times. Now your newborn is perhaps an older infant, toddler, or preschooler, and you’d like to kick the pacifier habit for good. Cut it

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  • Restaurants 101: Your Guide to Dining Out With Your Child (8/2/2016) - Does the idea of a toddler temper tantrum have you fearful of taking your young child out to dinner? Have you tried to enjoy brunch with your preschooler, only to leave the restaurant with a red face? Taking kids out to eat can be tricky, but not if you know the keys to success. Choose wisely. Have you been meaning to try that new

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  • Encouraging Helping Behaviors in Young Children (6/14/2016) - We hope that every young child in our care grows up to be a kind and generous adult, and we know that each of their parents does, too. And according to research, helping behaviors can be learned in children as young as 18 months of age. Your children are encouraged to develop these behaviors by their daycare and preschool providers each day, and you

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  • Water Safety: Five Tips for Keeping Young Children Safe this Summer (6/7/2016) - Extremely high temperatures and humidity are rolling in, and this summer, your family is likely to find themselves by the pool, at the beach, on a boat, or at the lake. Playing in the water can be a great way to keep kids active and cool them down, but drowning poses a serious danger to young children. Nearly 1,000 kids die in drowning incidents

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  • The Importance of Modeling Behavior for Young Children (5/17/2016) - Imitation is your young child’s way of learning how to interact with others and behave in the world she lives in. She watches your behavior, and you’ve probably been surprised to hear phrases come out of her mouth that only you say, or similar gestures or preferences. Developmental psychologists have always emphasized the fact that children model their behavior after their parents’ and caregivers’

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  • How Learning About Special Needs Helps Your Child Grow (5/10/2016) - We all hope to raise kind, thoughtful children who respect their families, their classmates at daycare, as well as their friends and neighbors. A great way to raise that child is to teach her to respect people who may seem very different from her. As your child grows older she is sure to meet a variety of different children, some of whom may have

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  • 10 Tips That Will Make Air Travel with Kids Easy – and Enjoyable! (5/3/2016) -   Traveling with children can be stressful, and traveling by air can strike fear in the hearts of even the most brazen parents. Boredom, whining, and meltdowns at 30,000 feet are difficult to contend with. But employing just a few easy tricks may ward off this behavior and make your flight smooth and stress-free. Visit an actual passport photo studio. Yes, your local pharmacy

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  • Five Tips That Will Teach Your Kids the Importance of Table Manners (4/12/2016) - Sure, you want your kids to behave and act appropriately at your own dinner table, but did you know that the manners you teach them today will pave the way for a lifetime of meals with friends, family, and neighbors? The teachers at your child’s preschool or daycare will give them the basic skills they need, and by reinforcing at home, you’ll establish dinner

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  • When Goodbyes Are Tear-Filled: Tips for Coping with Separation Anxiety (3/29/2016) - Most children experience a period of separation anxiety in their young lives. Older babies often go through this phase when they learn about object permanence, and toddlers may endure this phase a second time. It may even last well into the preschool years. While your child’s anxiety should ease up once you’ve said goodbye and left him to play and learn at daycare, that

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  • Beyond First Steps: Your Young Child’s Overlooked Milestones (3/1/2016) - After you bring your baby home from the hospital, you and your pediatrician will be on the lookout for a variety of much discussed milestones. That first smile is so affirming to every new parent, and the much anticipated first laugh or ability to sit up or roll will surely be documented on video. Of course, everyone from parents to grandparents to daycare providers

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  • Teething 101: A Guide for Rookie Moms and Dads (2/2/2016) - You’ve made it through the sleepless newborn nights, and you’re finally settling into a schedule, only to be confronted by your next parenting challenge: teething. Teething and its profound effect on young children comes as a big surprise to unaware parents, so read on for the basics you’ll need to know. While teething can begin as early as 4 months of age, most babies

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  • Stages of Play: How Do Babies and Preschoolers Differ? (1/19/2016) - Is your ten month old obsessed with nesting blocks, but doesn’t seem to want to play with the other babies in daycare or at her playgroup? Or is your preschooler all of a sudden picking up new habits, phrases, and maybe a new friend? Children go through four main stages of play, from infancy up until school age, and each stage allows your child

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  • Three Approaches to Potty Training: How to Get Your Child from Diapers to Toilets! (1/12/2016) - Sometime between 18 months and 3 years of age, most children begin potty training. There are several different approaches to potty training, and depending on your child’s disposition, communication skills, and maturity level, you may decide that a particular method is right for your family. Read on for three of the most popular methods, and think about which one is the best for your

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  • Stem the Tide of Gifts This Holiday Season by Setting Kids’ Expectations (12/8/2015) - The holidays are a joyous and festive time for many families. Decorating the house, lighting candles, baking holiday treats, and, of course, giving and receiving holiday gifts. But when your oldest asks for an American Girl doll and doesn’t receive it, or your video game addict gets only one game instead of three, your joyful holiday celebrations may end in tears. Check out our

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  • Dropping Naps: How to Help Your Child Make the Transition (11/17/2015) - Most babies settle into a schedule of two naps per day by the time they reach six months of age. But just as you’re beginning to rely on the predictability of a morning and afternoon nap, you may start to notice that your little one’s naps become a bit erratic. This happens between 12 and 18 months and is usually a sign that they

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