Two Year Olds

Two Year Old Classes

            Twos Turning Three Class

                          Two and Young Three Year Old Class

                                         Mixed Two and Young Three Year Old All-Day Class

Two Year Old Classes

Tue/Thur                           9:00 - 11:30 am,    12:15 - 2:45 pm

Age: must be Two

Ratio: 3 teachers : 12 students

Experiences in a nurturing and secure environment encourage a successful transition into a first school setting. Goals are to promote independence, positive self-esteem, socialization, early language and math acquisition, as well as fine and gross motor skills as we encourage "a lifelong love of learning."

 

This class is available in morning or afternoon intervals, which can be enjoyed together as full-day enrollment. A free play period begins the day, during which children are encouraged to participate in art and cognitive learning projects that facilitate task completion at individual developmental levels. Children then gather in a circle where stories, games, or movement activities are presented to reinforce that day's theme. A healthy snack, a second circle, and play until dismissal are how the day concludes.

 

Activities are tailored to the developmental level of two year old children who learn while having fun. Through hands-on and multi-sensory experiences, children discover the wonders of the world around them. Regular specials in Music and Movement, Mindful Exercise, Felt Board Stories, and guest visits enhance this first school experience.

Typical Day:

Arrival and Check-in

Free-choice gathering activities

Clean-up

Teacher-directed centers

Clean-up

Healthy snack

Playground

Dismissal

 

Two Turning Three Year Old Class

Mon/Wed/Fri                                      9 - 11:30 am

Age: must be Three by December 1

Ratio: 3 teachers : 12-14 students

Welcoming children to what is a first school experience for some and continuing education for others, this class promotes independence, positive self-esteem, appropriate social skills, early language and math acquisition, fine and gross motor skills, and "a lifelong love of learning."

 

Class begins with a free play period, during which children are encouraged to participate in art and cognitive learning projects designed to for task completion at individual developmental levels. Children then gather in a circle where stories, games, or movement activities are presented to reinforce the theme of the day. A healthy snack, a second circle, and outdoor play until dismissal are how the day concludes.

 

Activities are tailored to the developmental level of "two turning three" year old children who learn while having fun. Through hands-on and multi-sensory experiences, children discover the wonders of the world around them. Regular specials in Music and Movement, Mindful Exercise, Felt Board Stories, as well as guest visits enhance this early school experience.

Typical Day:

Arrival and Check-in

Free-choice gathering activities

Clean-up

Teacher-directed centers

Clean-up

Healthy snack

Playground

Dismissal

Two and Young Three Year Old Class

Mon/Wed/Fri                                  12:15 - 2:45 pm

Age: for older Twos and younger Threes

Ratio: 3 teachers : 14 - 20 students

This class provides a nurturing and secure learning environment for what is a first school experience for some and a continuing education for others. Goals are to promote independence, positive self-esteem, appropriate social, language, and early math skills, as well as fine and gross motor skills while encouraging a "lifelong love of learning." 

Class begins with a free play period, during which children are encouraged to participate in art and cognitive learning projects designed for task completion at individual developmental levels. Children then gather in a circle where stories, games, or movement activities are presented to reinforce the theme of the day. A healthy snack, a second circle, and play outside until dismissal are how the day concludes.

 

All activities, individual, large, and small group, are tailored to the developmental level of children who learn through active exploration of the world around them while having fun. Regular specials in Music and Movement, Mindful Exercise, Felt Board Stories, as well as guest visits enhance this early school experience.

Typical Day:

Arrival and Check-in

Free-choice gathering activities

Clean-up

Circle time active activities

Teacher directed centers

Clean-up

Healthy snack

Playground

Dismissal

Mixed Two and Three Year Old All-Day Class 

       Mon/Tue/Wed/Thurs/Fri          9 am - 2:45 pm

Age: Must be Three by September 1

Ratio: 3 teachers : 18 - 20 students

Welcoming some children to their first school experience and others to a continuation of earlier education, this class promotes independence, positive self-esteem, appropriate socialization, early language and math, as well as fine and gross motor skills while encouraging "a lifelong love of learning."

 

The class begins with the practice of social skills during free-choice activities. After circle time, teacher directed centers provide hands-on learning within small groups or one-on-one.

 

"Handwriting Without Tears" provides early literacy instruction. STEAM instruction is addressed by themes throughout the year. Learning activities are defined by various interests and learning levels. Children learn to care for themselves, be a good friend to others, follow teacher instructions and anticipate a predictable schedule. 

Some exposure to older students inspires peer learning. This class enjoys daily playground times, weekly Music and Movement and "Elements of Art" instruction, Mindful Exercise, as well as monthly Felt Board Stories and occasional all-school arts and nature activities. A local farm and nature center are also visited. 

Typical Day:

Arrival and Check-in

Free-choice gathering activities

Clean-up

Circle time

Teacher-directed centers

Clean-up

Healthy snack

Read-aloud time

Playground

Lunch

Nap

Snack

Story-time

Playground

Story-time

Dismissal