Students in the Twos Program are divided into two separate rooms based on their age. Students between 12-29 months are in one room and students 30-36 months are in another room.
Our younger Twos are busy friends who are beginning to include each other in play. Our expert teachers work patiently with the children to encourage friendly interaction and more independent behaviors. This class includes lots of practice following simple directions and using sentences of 2-4 words, and these children love repeating what their teachers say!
Our teachers, in addition to setting up and supervising stimulating play, also assist the children with learning shapes, colors, rhymes, and simple games. Our music teacher visits each week to teach us new songs and games! Art experiences give the children a chance to work with paint, glue, playdoh, and to allow their fine motor skills and creative expression to flourish. Outside time to work on large motor skills and explore the world around them is also important. During this year, many Twos will begin to speak fluently, run, kick and throw a ball, use the potty, and draw shapes and lines. It’s an exciting year full of growth!
Our older Twos also engage in the activities listed above, but are ready for more structure in their day, as well as more personal responsibility. They learn to rotate among learning centers, just like the older class does, and work one on one with the teachers learning new skills and engaging in more complex art experiences. They are also old enough to take on the role of leader, bringing in snack for the day, showing a special item brought from home to their classmates, and helping to lead class activities.