Dreamer: 18months- 2years

1.5 to 2-Year-Olds Dream Big at our Dublin, OH Childcare

Our Dublin, OH childcare for 1.5 to 2-year-olds is perfect for busy toddlers experiencing important social, emotional, and academic growth. Everything about the Dreamer experience is intended to stimulate the emotional and intellectual development of each toddler.

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Max 7

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7am – 6pm

About Dublin Learning Academy's Dreamer Program 

Through hands-on activities, your child experiences the world around them. With this in mind, we help them learn how to explore and become excited about learning. The Dreamer classroom focuses on refining basic skills. Students will learn colors, shapes, numbers, and letter recognition by being emerged in fun and engaging daily activities. Children are encouraged to be independent problem solvers while making friends and learning life lessons. Through age-appropriate lesson plans that are designed around their needs and interests, Dublin Learning Academy is able to assist Dreamers as they meet personal developmental milestones in a fun and educational way.

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What We Learn

In Dublin Learning Academy’s Dreamer Program, your toddler will build upon what they learned in Lil’ Dreamers and grow their knowledge in language arts, science, motor skills, emotions, and much more.

Dublin Childcare for 1.5 to 2-year-olds Developmental Milestones

We work closely with each Dreamer to be sure he or she is achieving personal age-appropriate milestones. Our teachers strive for growth while assessing and celebrating the following milestones:

Language Arts

  • Refers to self by name or uses “me” and “mine”
  • Enjoys being read to and is interested in books
  • Identifies objects in a book when prompted
  • Begins to recognize letters
  • Pays attention to rules of conversation
  • Says 10-20 words


  • Explores senses using sensory table
  • Recognizes basic colors
  • Recognizes body parts
  • Counts to 10

Self Help/Social-Emotional

  • Forms meaningful relationships
  • Expresses feelings of empathy
  • Puts toys away with little help
  • Adheres to set expectations
  • Puts on simple garments
  • Negotiates, cooperates & compromises
  • Corrects misbehavior willingly
  • Handles emotions & can regain control
  • Separates from parent without interruption

Motor Skills

  • Tries to color with a crayon
  • Holds objects in hand correctly
  • Holds objects while walking
  • Climbs up or down one step
  • Stacking blocks
  • Feeds self with spoon
  • Tosses or throws ball
  • Turns pages in a book

Focus in the Dreamer Classroom

Focus in the Dreamer Classroom

Your Dreamer is are encouraged to explore and discover new ways of learning every day. Dreamers begin to recognize letters of the alphabet through song, as well as through reciting other short songs and nursery rhymes. Basic vocabulary, shapes, and colors are covered at circle time daily. Teachers reinforce counting to 10, naming body parts and family members, as well as using art projects to engage the children in monthly themes.

What We Do

Rewards & Discipline

In Dublin Learning Academy’s Dreamer Classroom, teachers use praise to encourage to reward and encourage your toddler. Rewards are given for using gentle hands, sharing, manners, cleaning up, and good “listening ears.” If your toddler exhibits inappropriate behavior, their teacher will re-direct them.


Dreamers need to bring a packed lunch. Snacks are provided by Dublin Learning Academy. Dublin Learning Academy provides milk for students at lunch and snack times. A microwave and refrigerator are located in the classroom for food storage convenience. Dreamers who come before 8:00 a.m. may bring breakfast to eat at school as well. Please note that due to the health risks of students with severe allergies, Dublin Learning Academy has a school-wide peanut-free policy.

Nap Time

Dreamers take one nap per day after they eat lunch. Each child has his/her own crib, and at 16 months, each student has his/her own cot. All bedding is provided by the parent and is sent home on the last day of each week to wash and return.

Diaper Changing

Children’s diapers will be changed every two hours unless otherwise needed. Parents will supply diapers, diaper creams (as necessary), and wipes.

Dialy Schedule

Our teachers and staff use a daily schedule to ensure a well-rounded learning experience. This is a typical Dreamer schedule:

  • 7:00-8:30 Enrichment
  • 8:30-9:00 Snack
  • 9:00-9:30 Circle Time and Language Arts
  • 10:00-10:30 Outside
  • 10:30-10:45 Manipulative Play
  • 10:45-11:15 Math/Science
  • 11:15-12:00 Lunch
  • 12:00-2:30 Nap
  • 2:30-3:00 Snack
  • 2:30-3:00 Art
  • 3:00-3:15 Closing Circle
  • 3:15-3:30 Music/Dance
  • 3:30-4:00 Outside
  • 4:00-6:00 Teacher’s Choice

What We Need

Personal Items

  • Milk Sippy Cup
  • Water Bottle
  • 1 Package of Diapers
  • Crib Sheet for Cot
  • Extra Set of Clothing
  • Bibs
  • Food items supplied from home

Forms of Paperwork

  • Tuition Agreement
  • Student Profile
  • Child Enrollment/Health Information Form
  • Pick Up Authorization Form
  • Medical/Physical Care Plan (if needed)
  • Parent Handbook Agreement
  • Family Key Agreement
  • Media Form
  • Medical Statement

Enrolling Your Child in the Dreamer Class

The decision to enroll your 1.5 to 2-year-old in our Dublin, OH childcare is an important and exciting one! Dublin Learning Academy wants to make the transition for your family pleasant. Please complete and return all paperwork before your child’s first day. Make sure to label all personal items. The office is available to answer questions at any time!

Enroll Today

Interested in enrolling your child in any of our Dublin, OH toddler care programs or do you need more information? Reach out to us today.