Once a child is able to pull him/herself up, their eagerness for different stimulus grows. The Cruiser environment offers hands on as well as gross motor experiences to develop their whole self.
Our guides acknowledge that this age is one often marked by separation anxiety, so we work hard to comfort each child and develop a foundation of confidence in them. One practical way we do this is to welcome children at their car during morning drop off, which helps ease that first transition of the day.
In our carefully prepared environment that maximizes their gross motor development, Cruisers can explore safely with materials suitable for their particular needs. The difference of just a few months in age allows the classroom to have a variety of skill levels, thus allowing children to model one another and help build confidence. Cruiser guides watch carefully as each child becomes ready for new and more independent challenges.