At 2.5 years, children have fully emerged from solitary to parallel play. Children begin to self-manage their own activities and child care programs become child-initiated and teacher-directed. Child care programs can help your kids to grow in multiple ways!
To match these adaptive changes, the curriculum for the juniors child care program is refined and prepares children for our master’s curriculum used in preschool classes for older children.
In this stage, your child is not a baby anymore! Instead of depending on multiple senses to identify an object or activity, they are beginning to recognize more and more of the world around them. They are starting to form relationships with peers. Our teachers are skilled at aiding the children through communication and conflict resolutions that may result from these developing peer relationships. This is an important life skill that allows children to reason and comprise that will set them up with the skills to have successful relationships in the future. Along with nurturing new relationships, children will actively practice developing speech and communicating feelings wants, and needs with words.
We know that you’ll want to be kept in the loop with your child’s academic progress. So, we’ve come up with a way to track your child’s activities and development throughout his or her time in the Juniors 2.5-3 year learning program. Your child will be assessed based on communication skills, social development, and the approach to learning..
Social development is crucial for a child of this age, so, we want to make sure each child is hitting social marks in development. We will assess if each child:
I big part of schooling for children of this age is to make sure they begin to get excited about learning. It’s important to get children prepared and excited for learning so that they can have the best chance for a successful future. So, we track whether a child:
Undoubtedly, another major key to learning at this stage of life is to continue developing speech and other ways of communication. So, during our child care programs, we track that children:
Finally, we want to make sure all of the children in our child care programs are on track with cognitive development. So, we track if your child:
With locations in Bayside, Deer Park, Staten Island, and the Bronx, we provide education opportunities to all New York families!