Preschool: Two Year Old Program
Before being placed in our 2 Year Old Program children must be two years old and currently being potty trained. Children also may not require one-to-one supervision.
This class has a staff to child ratio of 1:8.
An extra charge of $25/week will be added to tuition for children that are not potty trained.
A typical day would include:
Circle Time: Circle time is used as a structured way to mark the beginning of our educational day. During circle time, students will be engaged through song, dance and various other learning tools. Circle time covers subject areas such as name recognition, shape and color recognition, counting skills, language and literacy skills, and introduces the topic for the day and/or week.
Morning Activities: A two-year-old's morning is spent learning and exploring. Preschoolers are encouraged to grow and learn in an environment that changes according to their developmental level. Morning activities range from group time, reading books, free play, music, sensory and gross motor activities, art projects and interaction with other students.
Mealtimes: Students have scheduled meal times in this classroom. We provide breakfast, lunch, an afternoon snack and an evening snack. During each meal, we promote independence as students serve and feed themselves in family style dining.
Nap Time: Throughout the school year, our two-year-old class will rest for two hours a day.
Bible: While children will be attending chapel once a week, they will spend a part of each day participating in a bible lesson where they will build character qualities, experience biblical scripture, songs, verses and words of encouragement. Each program features a different bible story or theme and key bible verses that will help our students learn valuable life lessons and skills.
Afternoon Activities: A two-year-old's day continues with additional learning and play time. Afternoon activities range from group time, reading books, free play during centers, music, sensory and gross motor activities, and interaction with other students.
Self-Help Skills: As we are working with your child in class, please practice putting shoes on on our own, taking shoes off on our own, and pulling pants up and down on our own. These skills will greatly assist your child in successfully potty training.
Materials Needed: Crocs, 8 to 10 pairs of underwear, TONS of extra clothes
Potty Training: When potty training students in class, they will begin training in only underwear. Your child should arrive to school with a pull-up on and a pair of underwear over their pull-up. Again, this will help get them ready for their first potty sit upon arrival.
When your child first begins to potty train in this class, we will assist them in sitting on the potty every thirty minutes for ten minutes at a time.
The boys will first learn to sit backwards on the potty as they are learning control. As they do this, we will help the child slip his leg out of one side of his pants and sit facing the back of the toilet. Once the child becomes more familiar with doing this, we will have him sit facing forward and then we will assist him in learning to stand up to go. As we begin to recognize improvement we will gladly increase the time between potty sits until he is taking himself.
The girls will be able to practice sitting facing forward as they begin. Much like the boys, we will gladly increase the time between potty sits until she is taking herself.
Your child will remain in underwear for the entire day, including during nap time. The only time your child will be in a pull-up is upon arrival until we see improvement.