Ages 1-3



Our team of three teachers lovingly guides our Toddler group. The daily program provides a variety of age-appropriate activities for individual and group creativity. 

Through books and music, arts and crafts, circle time, and free play we help develop motor, language, socialization, and cognitive skills. 


  • Children must be 18 months old at the beginning of September to enter the class.

  • The teacher to child ratio is 1:5.


  • Classroom favorites are making baby birds and nests, creating spring kites and hand print rainbows, munching and crunching, chatting together, singing, rhyming, drawing, dancing, and reading books that promote curiosity, wonder and imagination!



Barbra Chigounis

Barbra has been the Lead Teacher in the Toddler Class since 2005. She captures children’s interests through creative and developmentally appropriate lessons, capitalizing on everyday moments and establishing connective experiences. She supports self-expression, likes to improvise songs and games, tell interactive stories, and facilitate “toddlerglyphics” by exploring various fine art techniques.


Marie Matlock

Marie has been teaching at TPG since 1998. She loves spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. You can always find her in house corner cooking or in book corner reading in small groups.


Amy Phath

Amy joined the toddler class the summer of 2019. Dedicated to the love of learning, Amy enjoys the wonders of nature and using our senses to experience the world around us.

Childhood is a small window of time to learn and develop at the pace that is right for each individual child.