Two year olds are learning and growing at such a rapid pace. Channeling their energy and curiosity of how the world works can be a challenge. That’s why at ACA we offer a nurturing child centered classroom with a positive approach to learning social skills as well as age appropriate academics.
While beginning to develop their concept of self, students in our program will learn how to interact in a social setting as they develop self help and coping skills through modeling, redirection, and positive guidance.
Student’s begin their day with a fun circle time that includes books, music, finger plays, sign language, and other language enhancing activities. They are also given opportunities for social interaction through exploring dramatic play, puppets, felt board stories, and more!
Student’s will be exposed to early mathematical concepts such as shapes, matching, sorting, spatial relationships and sequencing. Math activities are conducted in small groups through games, songs, and manipulatives.
Everything is new and exciting to a two year old! Students will experience science concepts to stimulate their senses through hands on activities using sensory tables, objects found in nature, experiments, books, and more!
We offer open-ended art experiences that are designed to strengthen fine motor skills, boost self esteem, and promote individuality.
Music plays a large role in the two year old program. Students are exposed daily to music to increase vocabulary, develop a sense of rhythm, and to promote creative expression.
Fine/Gross Motor Development:
Developing fine motor skills is an important part in the pre-writing process. Students are provided with a wide variety of materials and activities to strengthen hand muscles. Gross motor development is fostered in and outside the classroom. Students have access to balance beams, bean bags, balls, bikes, slides, and more each day.
Students learn values not only through songs and stories, but also in how we treat our peers and conduct ourselves each day.
Spanish and Sign Language:
Students learn Spanish and different signs each week that coincide with their classrooms weekly theme.
Assessment and Portfolios:
Teachers conduct 3 assessments a year to help develop goals for each individual child. Students progress is documented through portfolios that contain dated samples of each childs work, photos, and art pieces. Portfolios are sent home at the end of the school year to be shared and treasured for a lifetime.