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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Toddler Room

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While in the Toddler Room, children ages 16-35 months are encouraged to develop their independence, while we keep in mind each individual's varying time schedule and needs.  The equipment we have encourages the children's emerging independence.  The staff, routine and environment all promote your children's independence and growth.  Children are encouraged to develop language through conversations at mealtimes, circle times and with each other when disagreements arise.  Biting, pushing and scratching may occur. Children are encouraged to "use words" and to give gentle touches as the means of acceptable communication.