The 2’s Experience

2’s Class Age Guide

Child must be age 2 by September 1st of the enrollment year.

Weekly Schedule

Tuesday/Thursday

8:45-10:15 a.m. (September)

8:45-10:45 a.m. (October-December)

8:45-11:15 a.m. (January-May)

What Happens In Class?

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8:45-9:00 Circle Time

Greet one another and engage in interactive finger plays, stories, and songs

9:00-9:10 Small Groups

Story extension and concept development through guided play

9:10-10:30 Learning Centers

  • Blocks
  • Sensory Tables – sand, beans, water etc.
  • Dramatic Play
  • Science
  • Art
  • Puzzles
  • Games

10:30-10:45 Wash Hands /Snack

10:45-11:10 Outside Time

Children play outdoors in a fenced in area for large motor play

11:10-11:15 Closing

Sing goodbye song and wait to be greeted by caregivers

 

What is learned in the classroom?

  • In circle time, children participate in activities, educational lessons, role playing, games, songs, dances & more!
  • During centers time, children play and learn through exploration of the world with sensory materials.
  • Centers time, encourages children to grow socially and personally when they engage in free play and learn about science, building, literature, imaginative play and much more!
  • During outdoor play, children develop physical coordination and socialization skills, while enjoying fun on the jungle gym, sandbox, playhouse, trikes, chalk, balls, strollers and more!
  • Teacher-led small groups focus on fine motor skills, creative and cognitive learning through creating art, participating in fun activities with shapes, colors, letters and numbers.

Class Goals

The 2′s class has 12 children in the class. There are 2 licensed teachers and a co-oping parent in every class. As an introduction to preschool, the class emphasizes:

  • Getting along with others and cooperating
  • Enjoying new experiences
  • Socialization through small group learning games (introduced second semester)
  • Socialization through group play

Why Choose the 2’s Program at LNS?

We will provide your child with whole-child instruction based on play, which is how preschoolers build the skills needed for critical thinking and leadership and how they learn best!

Young children grow in the domains of cognitive growth, physical growth, social growth and emotional growth. These are all developing simultaneously and are equally important. Our curriculum will encourage and develop all of your child’s domains through a variety of teacher-directed activities, child-initiated activities and through a collaboration of teacher/parent activities. You are your child’s first teacher and know your child best. We value your help in our classroom!

We will use songs, chants and rhymes throughout our day as they lay the foundation for reading readiness. Songs, chants and rhymes reinforce patterns, build vocabulary, develop sound discrimination, develop listening and comprehension skills and aid in letter knowledge and recognition. (All of these are strong predictors of how easily a child will learn to read later in school.) We will provide a print- rich classroom, labeling areas of the room, including child created books, and incorporating pictures paired with words.

Your child will be engaged with concrete materials and manipulatives to help them build pre-math skills such as recognizing patterns, counting verbally forward, identifying more and less, and recognizing sizes and shapes.

We will explore the world around us through our five senses and hands on activities and experiments as we learn science, health and social studies. Reading, music and movement, outdoor play and a variety of art activities will round out our curriculum.