Mind, feelings and motor skills
Lesson plans for Rosewood Academy’s two-year-old classrooms involve a blend of Learn Everyday and Creative Curriculum along with Baby Doll Circle Time.
Research shows that secure adult-child relationships are a prerequisite for healthy child development. Our goal is to enhance the quality of the relationship between caregivers and children by strengthening attachment, adaptation, and social play. We want to help your two-year-old develop both their mind, feelings, and motor skills.
The environment in our preschool is child-centered. Our caregivers will initiate an idea, and allow the children to create their own learning experience based on what they already know and what they want to learn. We want to provide your child with the best, most enjoyable, most productive preschool education. In our two-year-old classrooms, we emphasize:
- Introduction of a letter, number, word, color, theme, concept and skill each week
- Beginning reading skills – upper & lowercase experiences, phonics, sight words, word walls, sentence structure
- Emergent writing skills – scribbling, drawing
- Continued development of small muscles – beginner use of scissors under supervision
- Concepts of print introduction – how to open a book, where to start reading, left to right progression, use of capital letters, author, illustrator, letters in words, words in sentences and sentence structure.
- Books – We will read to your child frequently throughout each day in order to expand their knowledge on our themes. We’ll use a variety of reading materials (fantasy, factual, multicultural, diverse ability, poetry). Additionally we make books accessible at all times for your child to read at their leisure.
- Science – Natural items, magnifying glasses, scales, magnets, color viewers, thermometers, living items.
- Math – Manipulatives are available to foster discovery of size, shape and color. Math activities will begin developing such concepts as repetition counting, one to one correspondence, comparison of amounts and sizes, classification, sorting, grouping, matching, sequencing, ordering, volume, dimensions and time.
- Creative expression – Dramatic play center, art center, block center, music and movement, puppets and flannel board stories.
- Continued development of large muscles – climbing, hopping, skipping, galloping, marching, riding toys with and without pedals, push-pull toys, sliding, manipulating balls, and swinging.
- Social and Personal Skills – Playing cooperatively with others, taking turns, listening and expressing ideas, stating their name, age and address, demonstrating self-help skills, showing confidence, controlling behavior and demonstrating pride in own work.
We look forward to working with you and your two-year-old to lay a firm foundation for their future education.