An important part of the day is the exploring of the world through the senses and movement. Our Curriculum and center time is a time to explore the sensory tables, table toys, dramatic play areas, and art materials. Children learn how to learn, experiment with art materials, and increase their muscle control during this play. They learn about communicating and working with other children and adults.
During group time, children hear stories reflecting the theme of the month, counting, alphabet, or Bible teachings. They sing and do movement activities to reinforce learning and develop motor skills.
Teachers provide science and math activities during this time. In science, they are learning about cause and effect, asking the question “If we ______, what will happen?”. Math includes counting, size and shape identification, and sorting.
A combination of child choice and teacher directed activities provides an optimal environment for children to explore and teachers to encourage specific learning.
In the classroom, twos are encouraged to use their emerging skills of dressing themselves, toileting, feeding themselves, calming themselves for rest time, and choosing centers and materials. These experiences and successful achievements help develop their self confidence and independence.
Combined with encouragement of the self-help skills, our teachers promote the socials skills of listening in a group, communicating needs and wants, conversational skills, taking turns, and problem solving.
Two year olds are excited by life and all it has to offer. In the classroom, children are encouraged to learn self-help skills, fostering independence. An important part of their day is exploring their world through the five senses and movement. A combination of child choice and teacher directed activities provides an optimal environment for children to explore and teachers to encourage specific learning.