Jr. Toddler Explorers (25 to 30 months)
Two year olds are just beginning to assert their communication skills, independence, influence and control. Twos are moving from the total dependence of babyhood to the more independent, mobile world of preschoolers.
At this age, children are making huge strides, and our specially designed program provides plenty of guidance along with the independence they crave. The twos program is designed to guide each child through his or her transition from the sensory-motor world of toddlers to an increasingly social world and the onset of symbolic thinking.
The environment is well-planned, allowing for child-choice and self-directed play, small groups, brief circle-times with the whole group, reflection and documentation of learning experiences, and supportive teaching that prepares children for academic excellence. At Magic Moments we believe in encouraging kids’ natural curiosity and willingness to try new things, so children discover the ways that they learn best. So in addition to basic skills, your child learns about self-direction, self-reliance and self-esteem.
Some of the links to learning at this stage of development include:
Language and Literacy:
Teachers begin to ask your child questions about the stories being read, and help build vocabulary by expanding on your child’s answers.
The World and Me:
Your child is learning to identify and verbalize wants and needs, and learning self-help skills and sharing. Teachers plan activities to encourage this growth into independence.
Your child will begin to explore number sets. Teachers provide opportunities to experiment with textures, sort by colors and build reasoning skills.
Your child will be given multiple opportunities to interact and respond with music. He or she will be asked to identify loud and soft sounds, sing familiar songs and purposely move to the music.
Using various materials available in the classroom, your child will manipulate smaller pieces with purpose. The teacher will also provide opportunities to develop ball handling and body movement skills.
Your child will explore colors and lines through both teacher-created art experiences and independent work, and try to draw pictures in response to a book being read or a story being told.
An introduction to Spanish will be integrated into daily school and home activities, becoming gradually more complex. At this level, your child will be exposed to stories and activities.
Contact us today to schedule a tour and learn more about how our programs can help support the foundation for your child’s success in learning.