Toddler 2 Class

The children in the Toddler Classes begin the day with a block of time allotted for free exploration. The toys, books, and activities provided in the learning centers encourage independence. Many sensory experiences are included, such as sand and water play. Other self-directed centers include the dramatic play center, art center, library center, block center, and later in the year, a writing/fine motor center. Daily, teacher directed activities are also available in small groups. This might be listening to a read-aloud, singing a song or finger-play with hand motions, practicing a self-help skill, or an art activity. Language development is encouraged through the use of songs, stories, finger plays and chants, simple books, and listening and responding during every-day conversation. A classroom climbing structure provides opportunity for gross motor development and turn-taking, while the children explore how to use the tunnel and slide. The children also spend a portion of their morning on the Toddler playground. In addition to Spanish and Music classes, the toddlers attend Motor Skills twice a week.

Our Toddler 2 Lead Teacher is Claudia Macias.

Teaching Staff

  • Claudia Macias

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    Claudia Macias

    Lead Teacher

    Claudia Macias came to work for LHWS as a part-time assistant teacher this past year. Claudia earned her Bachelors of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies: Elementary Studies from Texas A & M University, and she is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, and her teaching certification through Texas Teachers. Claudia worked with our Group 2 but will move to Toddler 2 in the Fall as the Lead Teacher. She enjoys working with children and helping them work through challenging behaviors. In her spare moments, Claudia enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, being outdoors, and watching movies. She is excited about this new opportunity and is looking forward to a great year with her new students.

Assistant Teaching Staff