Toddler 1 Classroom

Ages 1 year to 2 years

Welcome Toddler 1 Families! It feels good to be starting a brand new school year in September. For this month, our theme is "All About Me and My Family". We ask that you bring in a family picture for us to use and to keep throughout the school year!

This month, we will be focusing on establishing a routine and getting to know each other in a fun way. We will be doing a lot of dancing and movement, exploring our environment through play, and reading several books about family's and us!

           We look forward to a very enjoyable and fun year!



Danka Dudycz

Miss Danka has been with the Palmer School for over 10 years. She was born and educated in Poland. She loves to read books, learn new things, travel, and spend a lot of time with friends and her grown-up sons.


   Toddler 1 is an exciting classroom for our young students to learn and grow in. At this age, the children are working on art projects, sensory play, baking, and more. Here the students work on developing both gross and fine motor skills. Some of their most exciting events of the year include the Halloween Parade so they can show off their costume, Easter as they dye their own eggs. The teachers of Toddler 1 use the school's play-based curriculum to engage the students in learning through play. This allows for the growth of social and emotional skills. As at this age, the students are continuing to develop their communication skills with peers and teachers. 


Teacher Assistant

Justine Gordley

Miss Justine is working on her Infant/Toddler CDA. She loves spending time with her family and volunteering at the animal shelter.  She also loves playing with her 3 cats and gecko.

Staff Ratio 1:4

Developing Independence

Art and Creative Play

Social and Emotional Skills


Teacher Assistant

Sofia Rolon

Pursuing Associates in Early Childhood Education from RVCC

Born in Buenos Aries 

Argentina Miss Sofia has worked at Palmer School for 5 years. She enjoys reading. Her favorite book series is Harry Potter.