Two, Three, and Four Year Olds
Children learn best through play. Two year olds are into experimenting and active exploration of new skills. They are usually aware of authority figures and rules although they are still dependent on adult approval. Appropriate activities such as language arts, social studies, math, and science provide the child with many opportunities to build a strong foundation of basic skills. Other areas of study include art, music, technology, health, and nutrition.
Teachers provide guidance and a balance of activities that expand your child’s intellectual, social, and emotional development. Weekly activities are planned around themes of study that are interesting and meaningful to the children.
The curriculum begins to include some group planned activities. The caregivers job is to keep the focus on simple planning through a daily schedule that gives order to the day and expands learning opportunities. Daily schedules includes music, language group time, art, science, dramatic play, blocks, and sand and water play.
Teachers will provide you with reports on your child’s development and daily activities. This includes eating, sleeping, diapering schedules, and information on activities or special moments during the day.
Three and Four Year Olds
Learning through play is the fundamental work of childhood and an important part of developing cognitive, social/emotional, and physical skills. The three/four year old curriculum focuses on the concept that children learn best through play. It is important for children to have opportunities to construct their own knowledge through creativity, interaction, exploration, and imitation of role models. Every child is unique, therefore; our curriculum offers multiple learning styles.
The weekly thematic approach guides our developmentally appropriate planning for these age groups. An interdisciplinary teaching approach that organizes instruction on a weekly basis and delivers basic curriculum through a broad choice of topics. Teachers select topics of interest to their children and use these ideas to support developmental objectives for children needs. Teachers create lesson plans based on the weekly theme and incorporate language, math, science, sensory, small motor, large motor, creative, social and emotional objectives and are integrated with the classroom learning centers.
Music and movement, language, art, blocks, sand and water play, manipulative, housekeeping, dramatic play, outdoor play, math, and science are all daily routine activities.
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