Arizona school district expands popular toddler program

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

The program is designed for families to join their toddlers as they interact with other children age 5 and younger. It can be as beneficial for parents as well as their children, as Flocken learned.

“This isn’t a drop-off program, it’s parents and toddlers playing together. But it’s good for parents, too. As a new dad, you’re not quite sure what to do with your little ones on weekends. This is a great way to get out with other parents and talk. It’s also great to watch him grow and develop,” Flocken said.

Both schools host Saturday Play at their Early Childhood Learning Centers, which are set up for younger students’ interests.

“They have music, crafts where they learn to hold markers and crayons and scissors, they learn shapes, colors and, of course, social skills in this play-based environment,” Flocken explained.

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