2 year old preschool for ages 2 – 2.5 Years
When children are two, everything around them is so exciting, they need to be able to touch and closely examine objects to find out how to use them. Words from songs begin to have to have meaning, communication further develops, and every experience is an adventure. At Ivy Prep Early Learning Academy locations, we believe that this stage of development is wonderful. And, there is no better place to safely explore and develop than our 2 year old preschool classrooms! Our teacher’s’ goal is to provide new opportunities for children to explore and develop learning habits while also providing them a safe environment in which to do so.
Since at this age interest can be lost as quickly as it is brought on, it is important to offer variety when it comes to toys, songs, games, and other activities. With this in mind, our B.A. Curriculum (Baby Academics), offers toddlers additional enhancement programs. Furthermore, our instructors understand that all children may learn in different ways. So, we aim to provide a number of different strategies to learning. For example, while one child may benefit from learning to count using a book about numbers, another child may learn about numbers by actively counting objects. So, our curriculum for the 2 year old preschool program strives to include a mixture of audio, visual, and physical learning strategies so all children may benefit and meet learning goals.
While we understand children may learn differently, we do believe that with the right teaching strategies, all children should meet learning goals set at the beginning of the program. And, to keep track of these goals and accomplishments, our instructors keep a rubric of your child’s progress and activities. These rubrics grade children on social development, learning adaptation, communication skills, physical health, and cognition. Providing a report and continuously tracking your child will not only help our instructors make sure they’re doing their jobs effectively but will keep you up to speed on your child’s progress in every aspect of learning.
Developing social cues and recognizing words is a big part of learning for a two-year-old. So, our rubric includes some expectations for social development. Some ways we determine if children are effectively developing socially is to measure:
While a program for a two-year-old may differ much from an older child’s curriculum, it’s still important that the desire for learning is instilled at a young age. And, this is a big part of our 2 year old preschool program. So, we track how your child may react to learning and various methods which instill learning by measuring:
Two is the age when individuals start to recognize and memorize words and phrases. So, it’s important to track that your child is developing communication skills on track with others his/her own age. To track communication in our 2 year old preschool classrooms, we record:
We want to make sure that all children are physically developing the way they are expected. So, to determine that your child is developing physically like those around him/her, we measure if:
To make sure children are cognitively developing the way they need, our instructors track: