Early Childhood Center - TWO'S CURRICULUM

 

Rose's room

 

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

1. Manners
2. Verbal name recognition
3. Verbal color recognition
4. Animal recognition and sounds
5. Singing alphabet
6. Circle time
7. Visit our Early Childhood Library
8. Encourage independence
9. Encourage appropriate word usage

MATH

1. Counting (1-10 using objects)
2. Size (large and small)
3. Shapes (recognizing square, circle, triangle, rectangle using cut-outs and pictures)

SCIENCE

1. Seasons
2. Bugs
3. Zoo Animals
4. Farm Animals
5. Water Play

HEALTH, SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

1. Feelings
2. Sharing/Caring
3. Nutrition
4. Senses
5. Safety
6. Respect
7. Responsibility (to self, class, others)
8. Watch out for strangers

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Most 2-year-old children are energetic and very active. They enjoy engaging in rough-and- tumble play and attempt to do things that seem physically difficult. Such constant movement helps them learn to use and control their muscles.

We encourage our children through:
1. In-room activities
Playing with balls
Working on large and small motor skills
Dancing/Exercising
2. Learning how to follow the leader, while playing music. Examples include imitating running, jumping, crawling, dancing, rolling on the floor, waving their arms, walking on tiptoes, and turning around in circles.)
3. Setting up an obstacle course in the classroom and showing the children how to use it.
4. Free time on the playground
5. Playing ball. (We encourage the children to roll it back and forth, kick it, and sweep it around the room with a broom.)

SENSORY LEARNING

Even before birth, a child begins using and learning through his or her senses. In fact, until the age of 6 or 7 (sometimes called the age of reason), learning greatly depends on the opportunities that a child has to use his or her 5 senses. The more senses that are used to experience something, the better the experience will be learned and remembered. Therefore, the more senses used = greater learning experience.

We encourage many multi-sensory opportunities for our children. An orange for snack provides an opportunity to touch, smell, taste, see, and hear a piece of fruit. We applaud/praise the children when they participate in positive ways like listening, touching appropriately, expressing themselves verbally, listening to the teachers and others, paying attention, and trying new things.

MUSIC

1. Rhythm and Beat
2. Clapping, marching, playing percussion instruments
3. Listening
(Echo clapping, recordings, music styles)
4. Movement
(Hopping, skipping, walking, snapping, swaying)