The child from birth to three is in a critical period of growth and takes in everything in the environment. The adult’s role is to assist the child, from the periphery, to aid the full development of life. The Infant Toddler environment is characterized by order, simplicity, and aesthetics in order to meet the needs of the child at this age.
Adult learners at WSMS-TEP study developmental needs and milestones, practice keen observation, and learn how to demonstrate respect the child’s evolving need for independence. Safety and health measures are reinforced in order to provide critical understanding for new teachers as they create safe spaces for children. The role of collaborative relationships with caregivers is the foundation upon which trusting relationships develop.