Twos / Threes
Our early preschool program for two-three year olds contains a balance between purposeful play and teacher-guided learning experiences. This gives children the freedom and flexibility to learn at their own pace and level of development while also preparing them for the structure of preschool and the learning that lies ahead.
What your child will gain:
In our two and three year old classroom, your child will develop an understanding of basic math concepts through everyday interactions, routines, and purposeful play. These concepts include size and shape, rote and rational counting, grouping, classifying, patterning, and measuring. This learning serves as a solid foundation for the more complex mathematical learning that lies ahead. The continuity of our unique curriculum continues building on this foundation in our preschool and kindergarten-prep programs to ensure your child has the mathematical skills necessary to succeed in kindergarten.
Language / Literacy
A child's language and literacy skills open the door to a world of learning. Your child's time in this classroom will support the development of pre-reading skills like print awareness, listening comprehension, letter recognition, and phonological awareness through engaging learning activities, singing, and shared reading. Purposeful play experiences involving playdough, threading, art materials, scissors, tongs, etc. will improve your child's writing readiness by strengthening small muscles, promoting mid-line crossing, encouraging bilateral integration, and enhancing hand-eye coordination.
Social / Emotional
Sometimes our littlest learners have the biggest feelings. Learning to manage these emotions is one of the most critical skills not only for school, but for life. It is never too early start teaching your child social / emotional strategies. Our classroom teachers model appropriate emotional expression and use songs, stories, routines and purposeful play to help your child build his or her emotional vocabulary while developing self-regulation skills, empathy, and persistence. Through small and large group interactions, children practice cooperation, conflict-resolution, and gain friendship skills.