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Mountain Lakes Country
Day School
356 Route 46 East
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046

Phone: 973-983-9831

Fax: 973-983-0725

Business Hours

7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday


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Toddler Care

The Toddler program is made up of children 18 to 36 months of age.  Through play, your child will experience art, science, music and movement while learning skills in language, social interaction, creative expression and physical fitness. Each Toddler classroom is limited to 15 children with one Lead Teacher and two assistants. 

Activities in the Toddler classrooms are geared to meet the unique developmental needs of each child. Children are encouraged to choose their own materials, to experiment and to create their own projects.  While being read to, talked to and listened to by teachers and others in the classroom, children are developing language skills and learn to express themselves through their words rather than their actions.

Through small group play, children will develop strong social skills such as cooperation, problem solving, respect for others, leadership, etc.  Math and spacial skills are also obtained through play with things such as blocks, small manipulatives, cooking, drawing, gardening and discovery activities.



A typical day in our Toddler Program:

  • 7:00-8:45 am   Arrival/Breakfast/Free Play
  • 8:45-9:00 am   Clean-up/Diapers/Potty
  • 9:00-9:15 am    Circle time:songs/ stories/sharing
  • 9:15-10:15 am   Outdoor play/Gross motor activities
  • 10:15-10:30 am  Wash hands/snack
  • 10:30-11:30 am  Small group activities/Centers: including Art, Music,    Dramatic Play, Blocks, Pre-math, Pre-reading, Science
  • 11:30-12:00 am  Outdoor/Gross motor activities
  • 12:00-12:30 pm   Wash hands/Lunch
  • 12:30-3:00 pm     Rest time/quiet activities for non-nappers & early risers
  • 3:00-3:30 pm  Wake up/Diaper changing/Potty/Free play
  • 3:30-4:00 pm Snack
  • 4:00-5:00 pm Outdoor Play/Gross motor activities
  • 5:00-6:30 pm Parents arrive/Stories/songs/free play