The year from one to two years of age is one of great change. Babies become toddlers as they learn to walk, and their universe has its own big bang. Toddlers are much more an agent in their day than an infant, and with that comes their taking risks. Our approach with children in this period of life is to create an environment that allows for and encourages active movement, tenderly harnessed by warmth and caring. Responsive, attuned and available adults are crucial at this time. Adults help children come to know themselves, how to take a healthy risk, and how to get comfort when needed. This is the basis our our approach in the Toddler classroom. We design opportunities for emotional play, perceptual play and sensory experiences, surrounded by a nurturing, supportive warmth. We plan a day based on what we know, as informed educators are typically interesting to and appropriate for our students. We choose specific books and learning topics, e.g, strawberries, as we notice an interest from our students. Our curriculum piece emerges as we get to know your children. Our foundation of a predictable daily routine, a balance of experiences, and a reflective practice with children, are simultaneously structured and flexible.