The Two’s is your child’s ﬁrst formal year of Preschool. It is an exciting and wonderful time full of socialization, learning and independence. You will be nothing short of amazed as you watch the change in your child as he or she grows and matures over this milestone year.
Easing separation beginning preschool is a big adjustment for both parent and child. We understand and want to make this transition as easy and comfortable as possible. The key to a successful separation is an honest, open and trusting relationship between parent and teacher.
Our warm, nurturing and experienced teachers work with the children, giving them lots of attention and helping them understand that their teachers can meet their needs while they are in school.
As your child interacts with other children during free play, she will learn sharing and cooperation. The world of play is one of the most significant areas in which your two-year-old will grow, gradually shifting from parallel play to cooperative and interactive play.
The children also grow emotionally during this year, learning compassion and selflessness. They give tzedakah every Friday, understanding that it is a mitzvah to give something to children who do not have all the toys and possessions that they have. They draw pictures for classmates celebrating a birthdays, creating a book for the birthday child, and cards for friends who are sick. The children see how their kind acts make others happy.
As their awareness of others increases throughout the year, so does your child’s independence and ability to help herself. Your child will learn to hang up her own coat, put it on herself when it’s time to go home, and line up with the class. She will participate in clean up time, organizing the room, and throwing away garbage. Your child will learn routine and how to follow directions. These skills will help your child grow and experience the beginning of self-sufficiency.
Our program includes the option of specially designed, age-appropriate, weekly sessions in Soccer, Creative Movement and cooking classes. These activities are incorporated into your child’s week, as you choose. They teach new skills, increase attention spans, grow confidence, build on your child’s creativity, improve hand-eye coordination, teach the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle…and the kids have so much fun!