(Ages 24-36 Months)

Curiosity Corner is a class offered to toddlers to develop cognitive, language, social, and motor skills. Toddlers 24 to 36 months are divided into age-appropriate classrooms where our “toddler preschool” offers children opportunities to play, learn and explore in a safe Christian environment. Children follow a structured daily routine that emphasizes independence, free-choice, and participation in group activities.  

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Curiosity Corner

Choose your schedule:

Children can attend the Monday/Tuesday or Wednesday/Thursday sessions from 8:30–11:00 a.m. Children may also attend a Friday session in addition to their regular schedule for an additional $10.00 per month.

All NLC programs follow the Dunlap School calendar regarding vacation days.


We are proud of our:

  • Hands-on curriculum featuring "The Project Approach."
  • Parent-teacher conferences using portfolios of your child's work.
  • Certified teachers with up-to-date training.
  • Focus on literacy & language development through finger-plays, stories, music, puppets, etc.
  • Daily opportunities for toddlers to develop and practice social skills with other children.
  • Facilities including "Nature Explore Classroom," hiking trail, art studio and large indoor recreation space.
  • Limited class size of 14 children with two teachers.




Our Philosophy

As early childhood educators, we know children learn best through active, engaged, meaningful play; therefore, we firmly believe play is the children's work. We understand children are naturally curious and learn best when allowed to actively explore, involve all their senses, manipulate real objects, work together with adults and other children, make meaningful plans, and build upon what they already know. Our curriculum reflects these needs while fostering independence, empathy, cooperation, and creativity. In-depth explorations of a topic which are motivated by the child's interest, excitement, and curiosity allow the curriculum to be presented in a developmentally appropriate manner. Families support the classroom by their collaboration and participation. Parents are considered partners in the learning journey and the program is dedicated to building strong family partnerships.


For more information, please call Michelle Lundquist or Jessica Stanton, at 691-6322x129. We are happy to answer your questions or provide you with a tour of our facility.