DROP OFF TWOS
The twos class is a drop off program. The twos will offer an emergent-style, developmentally appropriate experience that will support young children as they transition into 3s, 4s and 5s prekindergarten programs.
Parents may choose 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 days per week. The class will have a maximum of 8 children per class with 2 teachers. Children must be turning 2 by the beginning of September, or they may start on their second birthday if there is room. This program may also be chosen by families whose children are turning three after the beginning of September.
The program will meet from 9:30 until 12 noon. Extended day options will be available from 8:30-9:30; and 12-1:30. As soon as children turn three they may take advantage of Extended Day programs Enrichment until 2:15 and Siesta until 3 PM.
A teacher facilitated classroom is organized around a topic that reflects children's interests and passions each week. Examples of topics include My Senses, Transportation, Trees and Leaves, Winter, Empathy, My Family, Explore Our World and Farm. Experiences relating to the topic will support the key areas of development: cognitive, social-emotional, physical, creative, and incorporate key content areas in language and literacy, math, science and social studies.
Learning experiences include:
Introduce concepts of color, shape, letters and numbers
Introduce concepts of relationships, self, community and culture to children
Introduce Routines and Transitions
Introduce interest corners on the topic of the day to encourage individual exploration
Creative Expression, Woodworking and Art Experiences
Science and Sensory Table
Outdoor play, walks and Nature Experiences
Mathematical Experiences: Manipulatives (sewing cards, stringing beads), Rotating Puzzles, Patterns and Games
Music and Phonological Awareness Activities
Building Blocks Area
9:30 - 10:45 am
Arrive and wash hands, Center choices at all Interest Corners: Science and Sensory Experiences, Art Experiences, Reading, Writing, Dramatic Play and Block Play, Organic Snack (note that diaper changing and toileting occur when children need them at any time)
10:45 - 11:00 am
Clean up and Circle Time with Stories, Songs and Fingerplays
11:00 - 11:15 am
Self-Care routines: toileting and dressing
11:15 - 12:00 pm