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TWO YEAR OLD CLASS

(Must be 2 years of age by September 1st 2018)

Two’s are exploding in their power to communicate, to move purposely, to assert their independence and individuality, and to control their important bodily functions. Two’s swing back and forth and often are conflicted by what they really want to do. Their imagination and desire often exceed their competence.

They need manageable challenges and mastery experience. They need a relaxed environment that allows for frequent changes in moods, interests, and capabilities. Twos, in particular, need teachers to be learning consultants who accept them in their entire inconsistent behavior, setting limits calmly and firmly when necessary.

Changes to the learning environment, activities, and projects reflect emerging interests and individual goals. Learning centers offer guided experiences that encompass all the skills and understanding necessary for optimum development and success in school. Throughout the day, children make self-directed and guided choices, participate in small groups and projects, join in brief circle-times with the whole group, and reflect upon their learning experiences.

Learning Centers you will find in our 2 year old classroom:

Language Library

Blocks / Manipulatives

Dramatic Play/ Housekeeping/ Home Living

Sand & Water/ Pre Science

Music/ Movement

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Art Center

Outdoor (Large Motor) Learning

2 Year Old Curriculum

Our two year old class uses Beyond Centers and Circle Time Curriculum in conjunction with other resources for each weekly theme.

In addition to our weekly theme based curriculum, we implemented a new character building curriculum in 2012. For our 2 year old class this curriculum focuses on 5 Pillars of Character, a daily promise and our I CARE Rules.

5 PILLARS OF CHARACTER

 1.  FRIENDSHIP
 2.  CELEBRATE OUR       DIFFERENCES &       LIKENESSES
 3.  SELF CONTROL
 4.  GENTLENESS
 5.  MANNERS/ RESPECT

DAILY PROMISE

 

Today I will try my best
to be a good listener.

I will help and care forĀ others.

 

I CARE RULES

 

I Listen to others

My hands are for helping

I care about others feelings

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