The Toddler Program cares for children ages 15 months to 2 years. We have 2 toddler rooms on-site.
The toddler program is geared to provide a safe, healthy environment in which the children have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of experiences: from paint and paste to pegboards and play dough, from blocks and beads to bikes and balance beams, and from stories and songs to slides and swings. We recognize that toddlers are struggling with issues of dependence versus independence, so we provide both security and structure while helping them learn the power of their own words and the freedom of making choices. Through the use of age‑appropriate toys and activities we support and extend their emerging physical, intellectual and social skills, taking care that each receives the affection and nurturing so necessary for healthy development.
Joy Cliff (Head Teacher - Toddler II)
Joy Cliff received her CDA certificate in 2004, and has been working at BCDC since 2010. Prior to joining our staff, Joy worked at Lakeside Daycare for 20 years in the Infant classroom.
Adriana Cliff (Assistant Teacher - Toddler II)
Adriana joined the BCDC family in 2011. She started as a substitute, was promoted to a teacher’s aide, and now has joined the Toddler classroom full time. She has a BS in Recreation and Leisure Studies from SUNY Brockport. She is excited to be full time with toddlers and working with the children and their families.
Mary Deary (Head Teacher - Toddler I)
Mary started BCDC in April of 2015. She graduated from SUNY Brockport with a BS in English Literature. She went on to receive her Master’s degree in Childhood and Early Childhood Education from Niagara University. She has been working with children for 10 years and is excited to be back at her almamater.
Jordyn Salvaggio (Assistant Teacher - Toddler I)
Jordyn joined the BCDC staff as a part time classroom assistant in 2014. She graduated from The College at Brockport in 2017 with a Bachelors degree in Theater. She rejoined the Center Team in the fall of 2017 as a full time Co-Teacher