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Two Year Olds


The older toddler age group is not only exploring with their senses, but they begin to learn responsibility, take ownership of property, and to begin processing the knowledge of colors, numbers and letters.  These children take pride in performing daily routines such as hand washing, cleaning, story time and project time.   Language and communication are key elements in their daily activities as their vocabulary increases at a rapid rate.

This is also the class in which children typically begin potty-training.  All children do develop at different rates, however, so this doesn’t necessarily mean your child will be at this stage in this classroom.  We do have a bathroom adjacent to the 2-year-old room for use by the children.  The most important element to remember when potty training is consistency – what we do at school should be similar to the methods used at home.  We use a potty train sticker chart for motivation and issue a “Big Boy” or “Big Girl” certificate when potty training is completed. This may be carried over into the 3-year-old preschool classroom if necessary.


The following schedule takes into consideration all of the aforementioned activites at the beginning of the page.  Bathroom breaks and diaper changes are always conducted on an as needed basis in addition to scheduled times during the day.

 6:00 – 8:30  Arrivals/Greetings/Breakfast
 8:30 – 9:30  Free Choice Learning Centers
Diaper Checks/Bathroom Breaks
 9:30 – 10:00  Am Snack / Story Time
 10:00 – 10:10  Circle Time
 10:10 – 11:10  Outdoor Choice Time
 11:15 – 11:30  Planned Teacher-Directed Group Activity
 11:30 – 12:15  Lunch / Story Time
 12:15 – 12:30  Diaper Checks/ Bathroom Breaks
 12:30 – 2:30  Rest Time / Quiet Time
 2:30 – 3:00  PM Snack
 3:00 – 3:15  Planned Teacher-Directed Group Activity
 3:15 – 4:00  Free Choice Learning Centers
Diaper Checks/Bathroom Breaks
 4:00 – 5:30  Outdoor Choice Time / Indoor Movement Activity
 5:30 – 6:00  Departures