Two year-olds are full of energy and love to discover new experiences within their environment. Anything that is unfamiliar to them strikes their curiosity. This curiosity assists with acquiring more mature language skills. Although they love new experiences, their attention span is still very short, so a variety of activities need to be provided to keep their interest going.
Our two-year-old room is designed to provide the children with a variety of activities to help stimulate the children’s independence, language, social, gross motor, fine motor, cognitive skills. Children are free to choose the activities of interest to them. Activities such as music, dancing, painting, building, reading, exploring, and pretend play are just a few that are offered to the students on a daily basis. Additionally, potty training is the big event with this age group and we enthusiastically celebrate each child’s accomplishment with this milestone.
Speaking, Singing, and Listening
Speaking in two-three word sentences and beginning to remember their experiences that they witnessed throughout the day. Learning and reciting simple songs and rhymes are a favorite activity for this age group. They enjoy listening to short stories being read to them, and eventually have a favorite story that they will want read over and over and over again. They may even pick up the book and pretend to read to you!
Physical Growth and Motor Skills
Throwing , catching, and kicking are skills beginning to emerge, but you may notice that children at this age have stiff body movements while trying to accomplish this task. You may notice your child beginning to grip writing tools with their whole hand, but may use their whole arm to make the marks on paper.
Emotional and Social Development
Recognizing they are an individual person, so words such as “me” and “mine” are very common. Temper tantrums, outbursts of anger, and physical aggression can be normal for this age group.
Creative Curriculum and GOLD Teaching
Our curriculum in the two year old room is Creative Curriculum. Creative Curriculum is researched based and guides the teacher to plan developmentally appropriate activities for each child. Our teachers use the Teaching Strategies GOLD assessment, which correlates with Creative Curriculum, to direct their instruction for each child on an individual basis. For more information on our curriculum, please visit our curriculum page or log on to www.teachingstrategies.com.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Yes, we are accredited by APPLE Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment, and a Florida Gold Seal Recipient. We are also a part of Strong Minds Network, a voluntary program in Palm Beach County for childcare centers who believe in providing quality care every day!
We understand the dynamic change in an infant’s eating and sleeping habits as he grows through different stages. Our teachers follow the eating and sleeping need our your infant and will work closely with you on any changes your baby will be going through.
Yes! When your child is developmentally ready, we provide all baby food (cereal, fruits,and vegetables) at no additional cost. The teachers will work with you on when and how to first introduce your baby’s first experience with food.
Yes! We provide Similac Advance Milk based and soy based at no additional cost. If your child drinks a different formula, no worries! You may provide it to us in premade bottles.
Yes! Many of our nursing mothers extract their breast milk and provide it to us in pre-made bottles . However, if you choose, you may visit us to nurse your baby during the day.
We have a 1:4 ratio to help ensure individualized attention is provided to your child throughout the day.
All toys are sanitized throughout the day, sometimes many times during the day, to help reduce the spread of germs.
what parents have to say
My son has been going to a baby world and now he is in a palm beach preschool i love this school they teach my son so much the staff and teachers are so amazing i feel so comfortable dropping my son off. My son loves the school he is always so happy to go to school.
One word comes to mind when I think of Palm Beach Preschool. It is…DEDICATiON. The owners, directors and staff truly have the best interest of the children in their hearts. They provide a nurturing environment for children to thrive and explore their world with curiosity and awe through learning activities. I admire such dedication and always wish them the best!
All of the staff is just beyond wonderful. They all know you personally and are aware of what is going on with your child. That is a major deal for me. I can communicate with anyone not just my sons teacher. I feel safe knowing that they care for children as if they are their own.