Smart Toddlers was launched in the fall of 2015 so that children from 18 months to age 3 can continue to build on the critical early learning and literacy skills acquired through the Smart Babies program. Teacher Rocio Castaneda leads an eager group of toddlers and parents Thursday mornings in the bright and cheerful library at the John Paulding school, where they will eventually attend kindergarten — the perfect environment to introduce them to the world of learning. The tots begin by finding their name tag and posting it on a board, and continue with a variety of stimulating musical, reading, and art activities in both English and Spanish, designed to instill a love of literature and language, while honing their fine motor skills. The class is well organized, fast paced, and the toddlers are enthusiastic and attentive participants. Kids’ Club is proud to fund this important new program which fills the gap in programming for these young children, and we invite you to watch the below video featuring highlights from a recent day at the program.