This program includes activities that encourage socialization skills. We have activities set up on tables such as painting, arts and crafts, play dough, puzzles, etc. Circle Time includes singing, reading time, and festivities appropriate in preparation for a Jewish holiday or other celebration. The day incorporates outside play, painting, and sensory activities, in which large muscle development and social skills may be exercised.
At this age, the children are making a bridge between your constant companionship to becoming independent enough to enter Preschool. Since each child separates differently, parents and teachers will work together to ensure a smooth transition process.
By two years of age, some children have learned to use the toilet. However, because maturation comes later for many youngsters, we expect most children to be wearing diapers. With the positive example of others in the class, your child will likely want to “graduate” to big underwear sometime during the year.
Our teachers work together with the parents to help with “toilet learning” and make the process fun and exciting for the children, with stickers and “hoorays”!
Daily Schedules vary a bit, but generally, a day proceeds as follows:
9:00 – 9:30 Free exploration w/ Manipulative, Puzzles, Play Dough, Dramatic Play, Blocks, Free Art, Snack Time, Clean Up
9:30 – 10:00 Circle Time with Story Time and Music & Movement.
10:00 – 10:40 Snack Time, Group Art Activities.
10:40 – 11:30 Outside Play
11:30 – 12:00 Lunch
12:00 – 2:30 Rest Time for Full Day’ers
2:30 – 3:00 Wake Up/Snack/ Pick Up