Our Beta program is tailormade for the developmental needs of a toddler.

Our educators provide many fun activities to foster exploration, problem-solving and analytical skills. They work to build a strong bond with their students so they are able to model desired behaviour so children can learn how to navigate everyday social situations. As toddlers begin to use language to communicate, they are presented with various learning opportunities to promote optimal development in this area.

Toddler showing creativity while playing with toy camera


Our educators conduct regular observations and build their program plans around the interests and needs of their students within the guidelines of the How Does Learning Happen Play-Based curriculum in Ontario.

At SimplySmart our educators also adhere to a yearly curriculum outline designed by a seasoned Program & Curriculum Manager which includes phonetic sound and number recognition, and age-appropriate cultural and scientific concepts. Our classroom materials are specifically chosen to help develop cognitive, social, fine and gross motor skills. Our toddlers are free to explore these materials while being engaged by their educators and socializing with peers.

Art expression and sensory play is also a large part of daily programming which helps with behaviour and emotional regulation! As toddlers experiment with various materials in these two areas, they gain an understanding of a variety skills needed to learn how to read, write, and learn math concepts.

During circle time, our toddlers learn valuable life skills such as self-control, comprehension, and social skills. They enjoy fun and engaging songs, stories, and lessons to help extend learning in many areas.


Develop cognitive, social, and motor skills with selected materials.

Express themselves through art and sensory activities.
Gain life skills like self-control and comprehension during circle time.

Enjoy engaging songs, stories, and lessons for extended learning.

Development Goals

Social/Emotional Developmental Goals

Showing basic empathy for others through actions or words.
Playing alongside others in parallel play.

Expressing feelings through language, gestures, or facial expressions and reacting to the feelings shown by others.

Following directions and beginning to show impulse control.

Demonstrating an increase in attention span and focus during simple, short activities.

Cognitive Developmental Goals

Ignoring distractions and maintaining focus for increasing lengths of time.

Displaying problem-solving skills by seeking help or by trial and error.

Using “time-related” words, such as “tomorrow”, or “yesterday.” Using math language, such as “more,” and “all gone.”

Acting out familiar scenes through dramatic play.

Following predictable, repetitive routines.

Language Development Goals

Sitting and listening to a story, maintaining focus.
Responding to longer and more complex commands.
Combining words into increasingly longer sentences in social situations and pretend play.
Observing and attempting to join in conversations.

Physical Development Goals

Increasing full body impulse control.
Remaining coordinated during dance and action songs.
Beginning to participate in self-care routines, such as dressing and feeding themselves, holding and manipulating small objects like crayons and play objects.

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