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2 1/2 Yr Old Room

2 ½ program

At Wonder Years Learning Center, we, as teachers, realize that the two and a half year old classroom is often a child’s first experience in preschool. Our goals are to help children separate and transition easily, fostering a sense of security by creating a warm, nurturing and inviting environment. Emphasis is placed on social interaction, age appropriate activities and themes that are fun and stimulating. The students learn to identify letters, numbers, colors and shapes. They develop their fine motor skills with crayons, paints, puzzles, blocks and various art activities. Value is placed on a daily positive experience. Our schedule is flexible while maintaining general classroom routines.

2 ½ -YEAR OLD GOALS

Social and Emotional Development

  • • Separates from parents
  • • Accepts school routine
  • • Plays/works well with others
  • • Enjoys group play
  • • Selects free-choice activity without teacher
  • • Participates in group activities: music and circle time
  • • Follows simple directions
  • • Sits for 5 minutes at a time

Cognitive/ Language Development

  • • Knows name when called
  • • Sings ABC’s
  • • Expresses vocabulary of 50 plus words
  • • Communicates with teacher
  • • Speaks clearly
  • • Names common objects
  • • Shows interest in stories, finger plays, and songs
  • • Shows/ names: hair, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, hands, feet, shoulders
  • • Identifies colors
  • • Explore and count numbers 1-5
  • • Knows age
  • • Identifies simple shapes: circle, square, rectangle, triangle, heart, star

Physical Development

Fine Motor

  • • Enjoys and follows along with finger plays
  • • Pound, roll, squeeze play dough
  • • Colors with crayons
  • • Explores scissors

Gross Motor

  • • Demonstrates running
  • • Demonstrates jumping
  • • Demonstrates climbing
  • • Demonstrates throwing and catching a ball