2-Year-Old Program

A 2-year-old on the playgroundOur Two-Year-Old Program (Toddler) is a year of exposure to the social world outside of the home. We provide a nurturing and social environment in an atmosphere of play. Children engage in a variety of activities aimed at strengthening skills and developing language. Young children grow and learn best through play, therefore both structured play activities and free play are integral parts of our classroom.

We operate classrooms of two-year-olds on the following weekly schedules:

  • 2 days in the morning from 9:00 to 11:15 a.m on Tuesday/Thursday
  • 2 full days with flexible hours from 7:30-5:00 on Tuesday/Thursday
  • 3 days in the morning from 9:00 to 11:15 a.m on Monday/Wednesday/Friday
  • 3 full days with flexible hours from 7:30-5:00 on Monday/ Wednesday/Friday
  • 5 days in the morning from 9:00 to 11:15 a.m on Monday through Friday
  • 5 full days with flexible hours from 7:30-5:00

Tuition »

The Toddler classes have 12 children and two adults, a teacher and a teaching assistant. The student/teacher ratio is 6:1.

Children must be 2 years of age by August 31st of their incoming year.

Educational Objectives

  • Cognitive Development: memory skills, puzzles, dramatic play, drawing, following classroom routines and enjoyment of books
  • Language Development: repetition of songs and finger plays, listen to simple stories, express wants, label common objects and match colors
  • Self Concept: identify body parts, gender, identify family members and classmates, help put toys away and value personal property
  • Math Readiness: rote counting to three, identify a circle and a square, group objects by size and match objects
  • Fine Motor Activities: finger strength and dexterity, eye-hand coordination, fill and dump containers, glue and pasting, painting, coloring and introduction to cutting with scissors
  • Gross Motor Activities: eye-arm coordination, clap to music, walk upstairs and downstairs unassisted, walk on tiptoe, jump and hop on one foot

Curriculum

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Sample Day Schedule

9:00 a.m.
Free play
9:15
Music Class or Circle Time: lesson, story, weather
9:45
Recess
10:15
Diapers/Bathroom and washing hands
10:30
Snack
10:40
Craft, puzzles or playdough
11:00
Goodbye circle, stickers and clean-up
11:15 a.m.
Parent/guardians pick-up child in classroom or Lunch Bunch