TWODDLERS PROGRAM, 2 YEARS TO 3 YEARS
Our early learning curriculum is designed for curious minds and active little bodies. We understand that during this time of peak early development, two- and three-year-olds need secure environments and stimulating experiences. In small classroom settings, our skilled teachers fill your child’s daily routine with a host of engaging activities: arts and crafts, imaginative play, language, rhyming, and counting. Regularly making independent choices and working with a group of peers helps your child gain the strong cooperation skills and confidence necessary for success in preschool and beyond.
AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT
Language Arts and Literacy: When they are two years old, children are constantly practicing and increasing their vocabularies. We create ample opportunities for them to sing, chant and participate in finger plays. Children are encouraged to read in the Library center and retell the stories using pictures or felt boards.
Science: Children are natural explorers and there is so much to learn! At Kiddie Corner Academy, children are given the opportunity to investigate items that float and sink in the water table and search for buried treasures in the sand table. Kiddie Corner Academy teachers help children recognize the parts of the human body. They discuss the difference between people, animals and plants. Children also learn about the weather, seasons and how things work.
Mathematics: Teachers engage children in counting and identifying numerals. They also encourage activities that will help children build one-on-one correspondence, recognize shapes and measure various items with standard (ruler, tape measure and thermometer) and non-standard (paper clips and foot prints) measuring devices.
Social and Emotional Development: Kiddie Corner Academy helps children build their independence. This is a vital time for children to interact and play alongside their peers and to begin learning how to solve problems effectively. Your child will love pretending and playing with other children in our dramatic play center.
Gross and Fine Motor Development: Children’s independence continues to develop as they practice their motor skills. Their fine motor skills are enhanced by learning to feed themselves with forks and spoons during our family style meals. They also practice writing, using scissors and completing puzzles. The learning continues when their gross motor skills are heightened by playing on our age-appropriate playgrounds. They are able to run and climb outside, jump and walk backwards, and throw and kick a ball. Children also love to dance and have fun with the many musical activities incorporated into Kiddie Corner Academy’s daily routines.
Character Education: At Kiddie Corner Academy we believe it is important to introduce children to a wide variety of character traits. Each month we focus on a positive value, such as honesty, generosity or patience, to help children better understand the society we live in and to help them develop into caring adults.