A love for learning is the basic premise that underlies all of our programs. Students are introduced to both formal and informal learning experiences that include play and social skills, reading and math readiness skills, and the creative arts.
FOR CHILDREN 2 YEARS OLD BY SEPTEMBER 1 OF CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR
MONDAY TO FRIDAY 9:00 — 1:00
(TWO OR THREE DAYS A WEEK PROGRAMS AVAILABLE)
Our Two Year Old Program is reserved for children moving up from the One Year Old Program when they reach 24 months.
The focus is on four key developmental areas:
Sensory and perceptual development
Physical and motor skills
Social and emotional growth
The first couple years of your child’s life are crucial to the development of personality and intellect. This is a period during which learning takes place at an accelerated pace. We provide the sense of security and loving care that the child needs to thrive during this stage of intense learning. Since toddlers are especially committed to achieving independence, our teachers provide responsive individual attention as your child deals with positive experiences as well as occasional frustration.
Daily schedules vary, but generally, a day proceeds as follows:
9:00 - 9:15
Arrival, Greetings, Informal Conversation
9:15 - 10:00
Discovery Time - Free choice among a variety of activities in the learning centers, including literacy, reading, writing/listening, manipulatives, dramatic, cooking, science, sand/water, music, etc
10:00 - 10:20
Clean Up and Snack
10:20 - 10:45
Circle Time with music, stories, and games to introduce the theme and its concepts
10:45 - 11:30
Project Time - Opportunity for children to choose between 2 or 3 projects to further explore the theme and sharpen specific skills. Children who finish early have a chance to pull out our “magic carpet activities” which provides them a chance to choose a transition game that they can play on their own.
11:30 - 12:00
Active Play (indoors or outdoors) - Use of equipment & games
12:00 - 12:30
Washing Hands, Lunch, and Conversation
12:30 - 12:45
12:45 - 1:00
Discussion of the day’s activities and planning for the next day. Preparation for dismissal and greeting parents.