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Discover the Magic of Growth and Learning in The Tot Lot's Step Up Program for 12-17 Month-Olds in Hazlet

At The Tot Lot, we understand the unique needs of your growing toddler. Our Step Up Program is designed specifically for children aged 12 to 17 months, providing a nurturing and stimulating environment that encourages exploration and early learning. Each day is thoughtfully crafted to foster curiosity and development, ensuring a balance of education and play that promotes your child's holistic growth.

happy child with toy at daycare for 12-17 months old in hazlet

Nurturing Curiosity: Engaging Curriculum Tailored for Your 12-17 Month-Old

At the pinnacle of our Step Up Daycare Program for toddlers 12-17 months old lies the Experience Baby Curriculum, a pioneering approach designed to foster your child's comprehensive growth right from their earliest days. Built upon the pillars of relationship-based play and exploration, this meticulously crafted curriculum is geared towards nurturing every facet of your child's development. Throughout their participation in this program, your child will:


  • Build Meaningful Emotional Connections: Develop crucial emotional connections that play a pivotal role in their developmental growth.

  • Access Specialized Sensory Tools and Toys: Encounter a variety of specialized sensory tools and toys designed to encourage exploration and help them make sense of their surroundings.

  • Engage in Playful Brain-Stimulating Activities: Participate in a range of playful activities specifically designed to stimulate their brain and contribute to the development of 35 foundational skills.


As your child continues to grow and progress, the Experience Baby Curriculum seamlessly adapts to their evolving needs. This personalized approach empowers our teachers to tailor the learning experience, ensuring that challenges are thoughtfully increased in line with your child's development. 

Daily Adventures in Discovery: Engaging Schedules and Enriching Activities

Our carefully structured daily schedules and activities provide a perfect blend of education and play, offering a secure space for your little one to explore and learn. From themed adventures stimulating curiosity to engaging activities that promote sensory development, each day is a new opportunity for growth. Join us as we delve into a few examples of the enriching experiences that await your child in our Step Up Program.

Daily Themes

Every day at The Tot Lot brings a new adventure for your little one. Days in our Step Up program are centered around age-appropriate themes that not only capture your child's imagination but also actively engage them in the learning process. Whether it's exploring colors, shapes, or the wonders of the natural world, our carefully curated themes encourage a love for discovery and lay the foundation for future learning.


Circle Time Magic

One of the highlights of our daily schedule is Circle Time, where the magic of early childhood education comes alive. This special time includes finger-plays, singing, and interactive stories, creating an environment that not only stimulates cognitive development but also fosters a sense of community. Verbal and social encouragement during Circle Time ensures that your child not only learns but also thrives in a supportive and inclusive setting.

Creative Exploration

As your toddler embarks on the journey of self-discovery, our Step Up Program provides ample opportunities for creative expression. Through arts and crafts activities, our little learners can experiment with different textures, colors, and materials, promoting sensory development and fine motor skills.

Enroll Today and Ignite Your Toddler's Journey of Discovery with The Tot Lot's Step Up Program in Hazlet!

Take the next step to join us on this exciting journey of growth, discovery, and joy at The Tot Lot in Hazlet, NJ by filling out our inquiry form, or calling us at 732-820-6694.

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