Characteristics of the Classroom
Teacher Training/Certifications Required
24 hours of annual Early childcare training
CPR/1st Aid Required
In this classroom, the students thrive off of educational activities that are incorporated in their small groups and center play. Each child is growing in their communication and language development every day and they need more and more socialization to reach their full potential! These little ones grow from their center play (blocks/cars, homeliving, library, puzzles/games) because it is a picture of the real world in a classroom. The children have to solve problems that come up (and ask the teacher for help with these problems), they have to deal with conflict resolution (as their friend that are playing parallel or with them may have a different idea about what they want to do), and how to properly handle items/people (from books and toys to their friends feelings). Our friends in this classroom are mastering basic self help skills as well as being introduced to more advanced elements of the curriculum. The students will begin the early stages of three year old curriculum and on work on their gross motor skills by writing, drawing and painting. The students will learn their numbers and ABC's through small and large group activities, and will have mastered going to the bathroom independently by the end of the class if they have not already done so.
Cleanliness & Sanitation
*Toys are rotated out throughout the day. Any soiled/dirty toys are placed in a separate bin for cleaning and new toys are placed out for the toddler children to play with.
*All surfaces such as centers, tables and learning stations are sanitized routinely throughout the day and before closing to ensure fresh for the following day.
Two year old Curriculum Overview
We are so excited to share this next stage and development with you and your little one! This is a very curious stage where the students are yearning for more responsibility as far as helping in the classroom and wanting to know more academically. These friends are a multi-age of older twos and younger threes and will be mastering to perform independently their basic self help care needs and potty training. Take a look below at our curriculum overview for more details:
Learning Groups (This is for parents to see why our centers/learning groups are so important to a Two year old's development).
Development Characteristics for Two year olds:
*They can concentrate for longer periods of time
*They can sometimes think about actions before doing them
*They like to role play
*Counting and manipulation begin to advance
*Fantasy play, problem solving/creativity really shines through
*Gross motor skills are advancing; they love to climb!
*They can typically balance on one foot
*Strings large beads, can zip and snap, and hold a pair of child scissors correctly
*Follows two-three step directions
*Independence is recognized so much at this age/stage
*Potty Training will be mastered by the end of class