Two-years-old is a magical age for discovery. Children at this age are exploring their independence and everything about their world.
In the Garrison Forest Preschool Twos classroom, our teachers use exploration and discovery to teach children as they progress from solitary and parallel play to cooperative play. The classroom is a secure, stimulating, and caring community where the children develop respect for peers, adults, and materials. The children are supported in their willingness to try new activities and experiences and helped to comfortably follow routines with increased independence and responsibility.
The Language Arts and Math curricula nurture the inquisitive nature of young children. With a multi-sensory approach, they are encouraged to speak, listen, comprehend, follow directions, and develop a longer attention span. Stories, poetry, songs, and related activities enhance vocabulary and expressive language skills, reinforce the ability to classify and sequence, and nurture an appreciation for literature. Fine and gross motor skills are developed and number sense is also integral to our goals.
Through hands-on activities, skills are developed with a true enthusiasm for learning. From nursery rhymes, poetry, finger-plays, and Caldecott Medal children’s books to pattern blocks and manipulatives, the activities all serve to reinforce our cognitive, social, and emotional goals for the children.
The Twos Program is new for fall 2012, and we look forward to including these children in many of our Preschool traditions.