Two-year-olds have boundless curiosity, energy, and strong emotions. In the two-year-old program, children can exert their independence, while trying out new ideas and actively exploring their environment. A small class size of 8 – 10 students and supportive teachers allow two-years-olds to approach new social contexts with confidence.
Quality two-year-old teachers are a vital part of the program. They act as a base of support and trust. Teachers ensure that caring relationships are formed early. Two-year-olds are very emotional and are just beginning to understand rules and have social interests. Patient teachers help them express their emotions in an appropriate manner and provide routines and consistency that two-year-olds greatly need.
The two-year-old curriculum is based on the children’s development, interests, and newly acquired abilities. Self-help skills, including potty-training, are part of the daily curriculum. Problem-solving, representational thinking, make-believe skills, connections to themselves, and language skills begin to blossom in this third year of life. Language skills are dramatically increased by extending language, using descriptive language, conversations, challenging vocabulary, alphabet sounds and symbols, rhyming, and understanding stories.
Additionally, two-year-olds have daily reading, art, music, and movement. They also take part in educational field trips and enrichment classes, such as Spanish, Music, Cooking, Gardening, Dance, and Art.