Ages 24 Months to 36 Months*
Terrible twos or a terrific two-year old – depends how you feel about a constant ball of love and energy, bouncing from one activity and idea to another.
Two-year olds can be a challenge. Your child is learning new skills and lessons every day, from words to where to place the bright red block. Despite their endless energy, “twos” need a lot of help. They can’t tie their own shoes or spread jelly on toast but they want to pick the color of those shoes and the flavor of that jelly.
At the St. Charles Children’s Learning Center, our teachers understand your two-year old’s desire to learn, value their energy and spirit, and will help them explore in a safe, caring environment that recognizes their individuality.
Our regular communication with you ensures that your child is meeting learning milestones and making friends while you are working on your own education, career, or other family related duties.
At the St. Charles Children’s Learning Center we know that “two” is a terrific time to learn.
Two–Year Old Activities:
- Preschool Preparation
- Circle Time – reading books, sign language, singing, flash cards
- Writing Journal
- Creating and Displaying Artwork
- Toilet Training
- Weekly Themed Activities
Two–Year Old Learning Paths – Play:
- Physical – dancing; finishing potty training; tossing, catching, and kicking a ball; jumping; running; standing on tiptoes; has established hand dominance; build with blocks; can pour contents out of a container; color or draw on their own; climbing stairs with little or no support; carrying toys
- Emotional – shows skill mastery; may react strongly with emotions
- Social – growing independence; shows preference for specific people; may want to help and lead others; excited about the company of other children; enjoys group activities; learning how to relate with others and how to share toys
- Cognitive – increased "make-believe" play; beginning to sort objects by color, shape, and number; enjoys puzzles and games; learning about different textures and senses
- Language – pointing at named objects; can follow directions; recognizes names of familiar people and objects; uses simple phrases and short sentences; may repeat words they hear; enjoys story/reading time; may form letters or recognize and "read" some letter combinations
Primary Teacher Role:
- Utilizes Creative Curriculum® in the classroom as children learn through active interactions with the physical and social environment
- Encourages your child to be an initiator, an explorer, and a self-learner by enhancing the child's ability to solve problems, recognize cause-and-effect relationships, and plan ahead. Children are encouraged to try their ideas, experiment, and use materials creatively. Songs, storytelling, social studies, science, language, games, blocks, manipulatives, and other creative materials are used in more sophisticated ways, and students are given time to develop their own unique themes of play.
- Observes and assesses your child's needs and likes/dislikes so that activities meet individual and group learning milestones
- Works as your partner, communicating with you about your child's daily development and education
- Offers tips on how to reinforce learning at home while recognizing that you are the most important person in your child's learning
- Provides a physically safe, cognitively challenging, and emotionally nurturing environment
- Conducts parent-teacher conferences each spring and fall
- Utilizes Teaching Strategies Gold® to provide observational assessment information on children's skills, knowledge, behavior, and academic accomplishments in ten domains. This information is utilized in preparing the classroom lesson plans and is shared with the parents during parent-teacher conferences.
- Consistently defines clear limits and expectations
- Utilizes "redirection" as a behavior management technique
Two-Year Old Schedule and Rates:
* Age ranges may vary slightly as children are
transitioned to the next age/classroom level after
reaching key developmental milestones and as spaces
** Student Parents Rate available with enrollment in six (6) credit hours per semester.
*** Blocks are either 6:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Minimum enrollment is for two day or two blocks per week.
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