"Aiding in early childhood socialization
The Mommy and Tot program helps babies/toddlers discover their connections to other people and build friendships by nurturing bonds between playmates.
Promoting the development of physical and cognitive skills
The program helps babies/toddlers develop their knowledge of the world around them through play. As children get older, continued Mommy and Tot/Canal Town Nursery School experiences help build their creativity, motor skills and social emotional skills.
Building parent-child bonds
The program design focuses on the bond between children and their parents, who are often the child's first playmates. This goal supports the bond of parent-child through play; which is equally as important as our goal to aid in early childhood development. When parents enter their child's world of play and imagination, the child blossoms with more confidence to explore and learn. Time spent playing with mom or dad contributes to healthy emotional development and also builds trust between parent and child.
Building parent-parent bonds
Most parents are looking for the opportunity not only to play with their children, but also to meet and bond with other like-minded parents. Mommy and Tot can provide this through a designated "Mommy Time", a 20 minute period following each play session in which parents from the group are encouraged to stick around and chat.
Excerpted from the preschool's website