Twos

Transition program meets the needs of children approaching age two to age three. Twos tend to be rather gentle, friendly little people, much more sure of themselves motorwise, with developing language skills, allowing them to more easily express their needs. This group is very busy with toileting practice, self help skills, independence, and learning to follow directions. Practicing newly maturing social skills with peers and learning to take a turn is what being “Two” is all about. The teacher’s role is to provide the language model for the child, helping our little ones to make friends, be kind, and practice cooperation.

Goals

  1. To provide a loving and caring atmosphere that allows for physical displays of affection.
  2. To provide an environment that encourages the development of positive self-concept and pride.
  3. To allow for time to develop small and large motor skills.
  4. To encourage each child to stand up for their own rights and to begin to solve problems and conflicts with peers.
  5. To develop self-help skills and allow children to show pride in their accomplishments.
  6. To encourage play that is more involved and includes interactions with other children.
  7. To provide time for conversations with adults and peers.
  8. To invoke enthusiasm and interest with a balanced curriculum that offers developmentally appropriate activities in a variety of ways, allowing for spontaneous experiences for the children that are rich in language.
  9. To develop in each child a respect for one another and for their environment.
  10. To encourage parent involvement in the classroom, working with parents to create open and honest communication.