Curriculum & Activities

The Infant/Toddler program at Tartt’s daycare is designed to promote development and learning through play and age appropriate activities. Activities focus on developing social interaction skills, cooperation with others, recognition of self and others, and language development. Languages taught at Tartts include: English, Spanish, and American Sign Language.

Sensory – Teaches children about their body parts and the five senses through exploration, discovery and hands-on practice.

Fine Motor – Focuses on hand-to-eye coordination and control over the use of small muscles in their fingers and hands. Fine motor activities also foster creativity and self expression.

Gross Motor – Teaches physical coordination and promotes physical fitness

Cognitive – These activities promote thought processes such as; problem solving, language, knowledge of self and environment.

Music – Music has always been an important part of the Tartt’s curriculum. In addition to our daily music curriculum, Tartt’s has engaged several expert music artists in residence, who are highly qualified and have a varied background working with very young children. Making music with others gives children a wonderful feeling of belonging to the group. New research shows that music has a positive influence on young children’s cognitive skills such as spatial reasoning and memory. Research also shows that providing children with a rich and stimulating environment involving all the senses, including the auditory sense, can support children’s healthy growth and development.

Parents are encouraged to participate along with their children in our music classes.

Toddlers, & Preschoolers

Course Description:  Little Beats enrichment classes build confidence through physical exploration in a social learning environment. Our classes contribute to whole-body wellness for children of all ages and developmental abilities. Creative dance enhances creativity, physical literacy, and coordination by encouraging children to explore their bodies in new ways! Heavily rooted in music and imagination, children learn how to express themselves, problem solve and will also master fundamental movement concepts and skills to a diverse range of music and dance styles.


LITTLE GROOVE  Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers

Little Grove features their award-winning early childhood music programs at our daycare facilities.

Child-centered, music experiences

Winners of BEST OF BOSTON in 2022, Little Groove music classes specialize in children from 3 months up to 4 years of age and are designed to help infants, toddlers and preschoolers learn and interact through sound, sight and touch in a live music setting. Children enjoy being a part of the musical experience, using their bodies and voices to sing along to catchy songs that help them build important motor, social, cognitive and language skills.

They will also have fun using real instruments such as drums, maracas, and tambourines. Children also interact with puppets, balls, stacking cups and one large parachute! Little Groove music classes are a fun learning environment for children.

Each activity has a learning objective. In a Little Groove class, children will learn and develop:

  • Counting
  • Identifying: colors, shapes, body parts, and animals and their sounds
  • Fine-motor skills
  • Gross motor skills
  • Object permanence
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Basic rhythm
  • Drumming skills
  • Basic music theory
  • Explore texture

Children will develop fine motor skills through holding maracas, stacking cups and puppets. They will develop gross motor skills through jumping and stretching. They will learn object permanence with peek-a-bow and develop hand-eye coordination through drumming.

They will learn the basic rhythm, drumming skills and have fun with musical games that promote learning real music theory.

Make these songs your own and find all of the wonderful ways that will encourage your child to grow into the beautiful, incredible little being that they are. And most importantly, have fun making music.

(857) 214-4500
TARTTs SoWa - South End
Infants and Young Toddlers
2 months – 20 months

(857) 214-4500
TARTTs at the Factory - South End
Infants, Toddlers, Preschool
2 months – 5 years

(857) 214-4500
TARTTs South End - South End
Toddlers and Preschool
21 months – 4 years

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