The Twos Program provides an enriching opportunity to experience the joy of accomplishment, as children explore our purposeful learning environment. All activities promote socialization between peers to build friendships, provide daily access to climbing and running, dramatic play, and sand and water experiences.
We know children at this age develop increased awareness of their surroundings (e.g. helping with clean up), develop closer relationships with adults (e.g. waving good-bye through the school window), build their independence through language, emotions, movement and gestures, or build inquiry skills (e.g. “what’s that?” and “how does it work?”). These are just a few examples of how we support our two-year-olds. Our teachers design activities that respond to needs and interests while supporting this stage of development.
A critical component of our Twos Program curriculum is the focus on providing opportunities to develop social interaction skills. This includes guiding children through activities that support relationships with adults and peers, expressing emotions, regulating impulse control and recognizing their own abilities.
Separating from parents may create some anxiety. Therefore, we like to support this transition for each child by inviting parents to stay in the classroom with their child until separation can comfortably be accomplished.