The Caterpillar Room accepts children between 12 and 24 months of age. The second year of life is a time of great expansion in the child’s understanding and capabilities. During this year language begins, an understanding of self and others blossoms, movement becomes controlled and more coordinated, and emotions begin to be understood and under some personal control. Moreover, the child is learning the rules of his culture and how to be a contributing member of this culture.
The philosophy of the Caterpillar Room is one of providing responsive care for each child to build self esteem and self control. All learning for very young children is based upon their close relation with caring adults. The Caterpillar Room staff works with families to recognize their child’s strengths and to provide opportunities for learning in all facets of their development.