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2-Year-Old Program

The 2-Year-Old program program offers children who are 2 years old the following:

  • Enforce toileting routine, which has been started at home.
  • Half Day and Full Day programs.
  • Flexible scheduling: 5 days, 3 days (M/W/F), or 2 days (T/Th) per week.
  • Healthy morning and afternoon snacks, and lunch from on-site Food Services if desired.
  • Nap/rest period for full day class.

Goals for 2-Year-Olds


Social Emotional

  • Children will be able to separate successfully at drop off.
  • Children will be comfortable in their environment.
  • Children will move from parallel to cooperative play.
  • Children will share and play cooperatively with peers.
  • Children will be able to toke port in circle time.
  • Children will be able to follow the classroom schedule.
  • Children will be able to use manners including please and thank you.

Self Help Skills

  • Children will be able to pull up pants ofter toilet / diapering.
  • Children will be able to self-feed and drink out of a cup.
  • Children will be able to use eating utensils.
  • Children will be able to open food containers, juice, etc.

Fine Motor Skills

  • Children will begin to use scissors and develop cutting skills.
  • Children will develop pre-writing skills.
  • Children will learn to properly use glue and glue sticks.

Cognitive Skills

  • Children will lengthen attention span.
  • Children will be increasing their listening skills.
  • Children will be expanding their vocabulary.
  • Children will be able to recognize their names in print.
  • Children will learn some letters, colors, numbers, and shapes.
  • Children will begin to count.
  • Children will increase their vocabulary and functional language.