TWO YEAR OLDS

At First Baptist Daycare, we recognize that the two-year-old is on a quest for independence as they grow from a dependent toddler into a strong, confident preschooler. Our two-year-old environment will foster this independence by providing everything your child needs within their reach. Child sized tables, chairs, shelves and other equipment are chosen carefully to place all materials within each child’s reach, completing this age appropriate environment. 

At this age, we introduce more structure into your child’s day. Your child’s schedule will include times for small and large group activities, circle times, music/movement activities, outdoor play, and learning centers. Learning centers are areas of the classroom where one or more children can participate in different types of activities designed to enrich, review and reinforce the skills being taught. Learning centers in each classroom include Reading/Writing, Blocks, Arts/Crafts, Sand/Water Play, Math/Manipulatives, Dramatic Play, Large Motor Activities, and Science/Health. We use Learning Centers for many reasons:

Enhance Creativity: Children have access to a variety of materials in each center from which they can select choices and determine the direction of their play.

Develop Social Skills: Children learn how to communicate and interact by working in small groups to accomplish a common goal.

Enhance Self-Esteem: Children make choices, choose activities they enjoy and can succeed at, and learn to control their environment.

Integrate Learning Experiences: Teachers rotate materials into centers that are relevant to the skills being taught. Children learn by participating in their environment, and can reinforce skills 
through hands on play in a variety of ways.

Diversity of Skills: Centers allow each child to work and play at their own level of development and to learn at their own pace.

Your child will reach important milestones this year, and our caregivers will work with you to encourage and nurture your child’s development. Language development, enhanced self-esteem, toileting, and increasing intellectual awareness are some of the challenges your child will face. Please talk to your child’s caregiver about your outlook on these issues and let us know what strategies work best for your child. When we work together, we provide the best possible environment for your child.


Curriculum

Frog Street Press Toddler 

Designed around the latest scientific early brain development research, this year-round program focuses on enhancing the simple joy of childhood while equipping caregivers to nurture curiosity through exploration. Frog Street Toddler, created by Dr. Pam Schiller, incorporates Dr. Becky Bailey’s Conscious Discipline® and includes 52 weeks of activity choices specifically created for children ages 18-36 months. Activity choices:

  • Are organized around five developmental domains.
  • Offer differentiated instruction options to meet the needs of all learners.
  • Can be easily infused into daily routines, such as diaper changing, transitions, and outdoor play.
  • Are designed with intention and purpose to move children forward in their development.