The AACA Tots Program is designed to provide two-year-old children with an introduction to a structured learning environment that allows them to begin the transition from home to school.  During the program, children are both cognitively and socially stimulated, so that they begin to understand some of the basic components of school-based learning, such as transitioning smoothly from one activity to another or taking directions from an adult, other than his or her parents.  Our program also provides an opportunity for children to begin to understand the dynamics of structured play while interacting with a number of other children.

    The program is offered Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  Parents can choose to attend one or two days a week.  In order to maintain an intimate learning environment that is comfortable and safe for both the children and adults in the class, we will limit our Tots class size. 

    The daily schedule begins at 8:00 a.m. when children and parents may enter the Tots Room.  If you are on campus before this time, please do not enter the classroom as this is the teachers’ preparation time. Class will dismiss at 10:00 a.m., when all children, parents and caregivers will exit the room so that clean-up and preparation for the following day may begin.

    One of the focal aspects of our Tots Program is to provide a special time for mothers, fathers, or caregivers to interact with their child in a way that is different from interactions in a typical home.  Parents are asked to help engage their child during class time and are expected to supervise their child(ren) at all times.