These 2's are in no way "terrible"! Stuck somewhere between babyhood and childhood, these curious kids are acquiring and enthusiastically using many new skills, most notable are language and motor control. Our 2 year old program is designed to focus on the continued development of social skills and education fundamentals. At Magic Kinder Preschool, the children will begin to recognize their "school" as an environment filled with friends and opportunities for exploration. Daily small group instruction will focus on self help skills and allow for individual teachable moments. We strive for a perfect balance of nurturing, learning, and playtime by combining fun and engaging activities with quality care. Children will be exposed to a variety of activities designed to reach every kind of learner- sensory, auditory and kinesthetic experiences will be available throughout your child's day. At this age, play is still characterized as parallel rather than interactive but social skills are nurtured through their growing independence and self-assertiveness.
Two year olds need a supportive and safe environment in which new skills can be practiced and mastered and where frequent, enthusiastic praise encourages further exploration. Our 2's are assigned primary caregivers to assist the children with essential, everyday needs as the schedule becomes more uniform instead of individual in terms of feeding and sleeping.
Independent Learning at Magic Kinder Preschool
A mobile, energetic 2-year-old enjoys the entire world as their playground. We’ve put together a unique educational approach that focuses their enthusiasm into opportunities for development, growth, and achievement. Here, 2-year-olds enjoy:
- Exclusive milestone-based curriculum
- Interactive, tactile learning experiences
- Stimulating material environments
An energetic environment helps give these mobile 2-years-olds a foundation for later learning. Teachers provide guided care, while little ones enjoy our classroom area for exploration & discovery.
2 Year Olds Program Highlights
Our two year old classroom is separated for optimum learning, which includes reading readiness, phonemic awareness, learning numbers, and recognition of colors and shapes. Listening to stories, singing songs, developing their language skills, and enhancing their vocabulary are all part of the preparation for continual progress in our learning environment.
Learning: The alphabet, numbers, shapes, and colors; these four areas of learning are presented daily in our learning curriculum. This will increase your child’s knowledge, create awareness, and stimulate the brain to help them learn, grow, and change according to their own ability. Children begin to learn Spanish
Books: Our two year olds read daily and they love the visual stimulation. We present stories by puppetry, big pictures, and other media that stimulate your child’s interest. Readers are leaders, and pre-reading skills can begin now! From the very beginning you can instill in your child a love for learning.
Toileting: Toilet training begins at two years and Magic Kinder Preschool has a unique program that our twos work on daily. Parents are welcome to follow the same procedure at home. Most importantly, this activity is a pleasant and positive experience. “Look Mom, I did it!”
Music: Children love music and our program is very musically oriented. We are singing, laughing, playing musical instruments, and singing songs throughout the day. Music is enjoyable and a big part of our day. Children love the sound of musical instruments.
Art: Our children love art; painting, coloring, drawing, arts & crafts, sewing, etc. Art is the expression of each child’s natural ability to view a place, person, or object according to their own perception.
Nature Walks: Our children love nature walks and love to gather parts of nature like leaves, rocks, sticks, flowers, and grass. We appreciate the beauty of nature that surrounds us. Children love to pick flowers.
Nutrition: Proper nutrition is key in our children’s growth. Building strong bodies, minds, and stimulating mental awareness is our daily focus. We serve whole nutritional foods. Our children learn the four different food groups. All meals are home-cooked, nutritious and delicious at our facility.