• Toddler Program

    Class Description
  • The Yoga Exploration Program for Toddlers follows the ‘Dance to Learn!’® Curriculum and Methods. ‘Dance to Learn!’® is a valuable addition to any early head start, preschool, day care or recreational center. Our 5 Methods Performance Arts™ are designed to teach the whole child at all stages of their development. Yoga Exploration classes build critical and creative thinking skills, enhance creative expression and introduce social-emotional skills such as patience, waiting turns and sharing. ‘Dance to Learn!’® Program goals and outcomes align with the Head Start School Readiness Goals for Preschool Children as well as state and national standards for Yoga Education.

    Classes are structured for success! Class Flow in the Yoga Exploration Toddler Program is choreographed to follow the natural progressions of a child’s movement and learning abilities to ensure mastery of class objectives and yoga studies. Yoga Exploration classes brighten a child’s school day by waking the brain and body up with lively, and educational yoga classes. Class is led by a passionate and Certified ‘Dance to Learn!’® Educator who cares about nurturing the success of each student at every turn.

    The learning does not stop in the classroom. The ‘Dance to Learn!’® at Home with Me™ Program is included in all classes. It stresses the important role parents and care givers play in the academic success of their children. 

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  • Toddler Program Details

    • Program Ages:
      18 months - 3
    • Class Length:
      20-30 Minutes
    • Teacher to Student Ratio:
      1:10
  • Toddler Program Objectives

    Objective 1: Gross Motor Development

    Students at the end of the session should be able to complete simple locomotor and non-locomotor yoga stretches and poses. Students should also be able to grasp and manipulate objects such as scarves, music shakers, teddy bears and more to improve their fine motor skills. Students will also show and improvement in balance, posture and coordination.

    Objective 2: Wellness

    Toddlers in the Yoga Exploration program will have the ability to integrate wellness concepts such as positive thinking and having gratitude which ultimately supports the health of the whole child.

    Objective 3: Mind and Body Connection

    Students in the Toddler Yoga Exploration Program will experience an improved mind and body connection. The Yoga Exploration program will help toddlers enhance focus, concentration, comprehension and memory.

    Objective 4: Association

    The Yoga Exploration Program teaches Toddlers easy to follow Yoga stories. Through these fun and interactive play-based stories, students will learn to associate stretches and poses with popular animals, objects and scenes. This will help students associate and remember different characteristics and aspects of the animals and objects involved in the yoga stories.

    Objective 5: Cognitive Development

    The Toddler Broadway Exploration program, follows the Dance to Learn® Curriculum, a conceptual and theme, play-based curriculum. Students will learn several different cognitive concepts including space, tempo, numbers, colors, levels, and sizes, all through fun yoga stories, activities and exploration.

    Objective 6: Emotional Development

    Yoga Exploration classes have been known to ease anxiety and tension in children. Through breathing and meditation activities students will be taught how to channel these feelings through these techniques. Yoga Exploration classes for toddlers also build in opportunities for reflection, patience and insight, reducing impulsivity and reactivity.

    Objective 7: Social Development

    Yoga Exploration classes teach toddlers how to respect oneself and others.

    Objective 8: Knowledge Retention

    Parents who are involved in the Dance Exploration ‘Dance to Learn!’® at Home with Me™ Program should see a difference in their child develop and grow with the suggested at home ‘Dance to Learn!’® Activities. This program helps students in our Yoga Exploration program develop the ability to tie-in the concepts learned to daily life in and out of the classroom.

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