2 year olds are settling into a routine while still developing their own habits and personalities. They enjoy their snacks and meals in a family style setting with their friends and teachers. Our food will be catered by Gourmet Gorilla. We offer organic snacks, lunch and milk and our family style service simulates a family environment. Diapers are changed as needed and on a schedule. We also work with parents on potty training under parents derivative. Your child's day is communicated in real time, electronically and that includes things such as daily photos, diaper changes, meals, napping and many milestones throughout the way!
Prior to your child's start date, and typically during our enrollment meeting, we will discuss what to expect as your child enters our 2s classroom. You'll receive updates and communication through an electronic application called Kaymbu. Beginning in this classroom, we offer parent teacher conferences and our teachers are always willing to schedule a personal phone call to discuss your child's educational experiences. We know how important it is to stay connected to your toddler and we do our very best to provide the highlights of your child's day with us.
Our active two year olds are continuing to explore their independence! Our teachers inspire our children based on a fun filled, themed day. Children's self awareness and curiosity of their surroundings is developing and we encourage and promote compassion through strong personal relationships. Love and kindness is demonstrated at all times to make your child feel comfortable and safe while allowing us to help our children develop s many life skills such as: using manners, empathy and self help skills, along with traditional fine motor, gross, literacy, math and science skillsets.
We utilize HighScope Curriculum, which is a comprehensive, yet engaging curriculum that inspires even the youngest learners to engage, have fun and develop lasting relationships. Our busy 2s are examining the world around them and attempting to make sense of their own world. In this classroom, our children's day is filled with music and movement, art, dramatic play, storytelling and early foundations for the beginning of their educational journey.
Activities in our 2's room will support language, early math skills, social experiences, art, physical growth and sensory skills during routines and experiences. We focus on observation and assessments to help your son/daughter reach his/her highest potential. Our typical day also includes outdoor play, learning about a sustainable, green way of life, early literacy, reading, science and math skills and all while they play!
Our classrooms allow exploration of centers, which includes the use of many manipulatives, block play, hand washing, circle time for music and stories, outdoor play, making friends and of course, feeling lots of love from their caretakers.
Since we spend 90% of our time indoors, indoor air quality is an essential and integral part of a healthy environment. Like the rest of our childcare center, our 2s room is equipped by Community Playthings. We selected Community Playthings for many reasons, most importantly, we feel they have the highest quality, safest design and are the only childcare furniture that are LEED certified. With our goal of the highest safety standards and bringing a more natural environment into our classrooms, this was an easy decision. You'll see natural branches utilized to hang art work and decorations. Our toys are Eco friendly wherever possible and our crayons and markers are either Eco friendly, organic or both. We provide organic blankets for all of our children during quiet/naptime.
This classroom also has its own bathroom.
Please make sure your child has breakfast prior to drop off. Our snack time is roughly between 9-9:30am
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