This program is designed for children who are Two years old by
April 30th, 2017, for the coming school year.
Safe & Secure
If you want a program for your older toddler and need a safe and secure place that may also be the "first place away from home and you," this program is just right for you both!
Having just the right people to care for and learn with children of this age is paramount for this program. Trained, experienced and excited about working with two year olds, a loving and nurturing team of one teacher and two teaching assistants work with each lively group of 13 children.
Children do not need to be toilet trained to attend, however is is a part of our everyday curriculum and an important component to our program.
Separation & Attachment
Separation and attachment are experiences that happen all through our lives as human beings. Research and practice confirm that early healthy, strong attachments for young children help them form healthy, strong bonds again and again in life. Our program supports children and families in forming new attachments to other trusted persons - - to adults and maybe even little friends - - in an environment with play and discovery materials that invite curiosity, capture attention, stimulate learning, and encourage language.
A playground designed just for young children is right outside the classroom door!
Each child is given the opportunity to be "snack helper" by bringing snack for their class. A snack list will be provided to you by your child's teacher so you will know when it's your turn! Just remember: NO NUTS OF ANY KIND!
Included in our curriculum are weekly Music and Movement times with an experienced early childhood music and movement specialist. To support and extend children's music exploration, the classroom teacher and teaching assistants participate with their class.
Learning about our best friend, Jesus, is an important part of our program. We participate in four Family Chapel Services during the school year ~ Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and at the end of the school year. We know that the youngest of children "catch" the feelings of worship best while seated in the laps of family.
Our Focused areas of development are . . .
- Physical - skills, strength, coordination, movement, exercise
- Spiritual - learning to talk to God, Friend of Jesus, God made us
- Aesthetic - Music, Arts, Drama, Movement
- Social/Emotional - safe, happy, self-esteem, forgiveness, helping others, forging friendships, forming attachments with trusted adults
- Cognitive - develop and pursue interests and curiosities, ask and respond to questions, solve problems, undertake challenges
- Language - use words to communicate wants and needs, express feeling and thoughts, listening, reading and writing skills
For School Year - 2017/2018
Days and Times of Classes
- Our 2-Day Program is Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9am-Noon
- Our 3-Day Program is Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings from 9am-Noon