9:00am - 11:30am
Our 2s Program is available to children who will turn two-years old by December 31st. Children do not need to be toilet trained.
We have a low 1:4 teacher to student ratio
Options for our 2s program are:
Hours: 9:00am – 11:30am
2-Day Tuesday & Thursday
3-Day Monday, Wednesday & Friday
For many two-year olds, preschool is the first experience away from their parents or caregiver in a classroom setting. Our program offers a gentle welcoming to school in a warm, nurturing environment and our classroom routine provides a predictable schedule that enables children to feel comfortable and confident at school. This program is designed to provide children with an environment that encourages them to explore, experiment, and learn through play-based activities. It includes circle time with a story, song, and movement activities, as well as art and gross motor play. Our Pastor visits with the 2s class once a week to read a short bible story with the children. Introducing Judeo-Christian teachings in preschool is a wonderful way to promote positive values and character development among young children. We have a wonderful Music & Movement teacher come in once a week to lead a very fun, energetic program with the children.
Our committed and knowledgeable teachers collaborate with parents and caregivers to ensure the well-being of every child. There is ongoing communication between home and school via email, daily interactions with teachers during dismissal, and updates from the Director through our monthly calendar and newsletter. Twice a year, in January and May, parents receive preschool progress reports through parent-teacher conferences.
Our Focus in the 2s Program:
LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT: Through songs, finger plays, books and imaginative play.
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT: Developing social skills such as sharing, taking turns, and playing with others.
FINE MOTOR SKILLS: Through the use of manipulative materials such as paint brushes, crayons, playdough, puzzles and more.
GROSS MOTOR SKILLS: Through daily play on our playground and play equipment or our large indoor space filled with ride-on toys, slides and hopper balls. Running, jumping, and playing on playground equipment help children develop their gross motor skills.
MUSIC & ART: Encourages creativity and self-expression.
A Day in the Terrific Two's!
The emphasis of the two’s program is to support children with their first step away from their family in a warm, nurturing environment with many engaging activities and materials to foster their curiosity, emotions and energy.
As the children arrive in the morning, they will head over to a cubby with their picture and name on it to hang up their backpack and jacket.
They will then choose a learning center or just explore our classroom in morning Free Play Time. We have puzzles, blocks or other activities set up on the tables as the children are just coming in. They may dig in at the sand table, cook something up in our pretend kitchen or choose to pull out their favorite toy.
At the end of morning Free Play Time, we clean up together and gather on the carpet for circle time. They will sing songs to say good morning to their friends, dance (to get their morning sillies out) or play a game. After circle time, we line up to either enjoy the outside play area (weather permitting) or we head to Fellowship Hall where the children can free play or participate in organized games. Whether we are inside or outside, this is a great time for the children to strengthen their gross motor and social skills.
At this point in our morning it is snack time. This is a great opportunity for the children to enjoy each other’s company and to converse with one another. We will then start a craft or sensory activity to strengthen fine motor coordination. Water play, kinetic sand, and playdough are some examples of the fun activities we have available. Your preschooler will be creating with materials such as paint, crayons, markers, glue, shaving cream, cotton balls and so much more.
We end our day back on the carpet for circle time with a story, bubbles, or our parachute and we’ll sing our “Goodbye” song.