Two year olds are a busy group - physically and verbally! Our Ready 2 Learn two year old program fosters the critical relationship building that occurs at this age, supporting intellectual and social development.
Encouraging Curiosity and Play
Manipulative toys are used to promote eye-hand coordination. Teachers emphasize daily routines and social interaction through family style meals and other small group activities. Picture books, songs and skits are used to increase color, shape and number recognition.
Fostering Awareness in Two Year Olds
Teachers organize socio-dramatic play activities so children can dress-up and role-play. This develops new skills, such as problem-solving, self-care routines and conversation. Children are frequently read stories to build listening skills and are often asked to repeat the stories to develop memory recognition. To facilitate parental involvement, teachers provide daily sheets to document and share the child’s experiences.
From Juan, two year old teacher, Georgia…
“Two year olds have such an open mind and an open heart when it comes to learning. And as their language skills florish, they want to tell you all about it. Two year olds at Childcare Network go home every day talking about new ideas and concepts that I have the privilege of bringing to them. Imagine how much fun it will be to have conversations about Terrific Tools, Trucks and Big Machines, Splish and Splash, and Harvest Time with your child. In our classrooms, though, we explore ideas with so much more than words – building with blocks, splashing water in the water table, manipulating puzzle pieces to assemble a dump truck, pretending to gather vegetables from the field at the play farm. I know how important it is to you, as a parent, to be involved in our explorations, so I’ll always keep you informed. Look for notes, newsletters, pictures, and more. It’s all in a day in a Childcare Network two year old room.”
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