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 feeding the class fish “Bubbles.”



Kristyn Bennett

Kristyn joined the Toddler Class in 2017. She treasures moments of creativity and discovery with the children. She appreciates their sense of wonder and curiosity, especially while exploring science and mixed media toddler art creations.


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.

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