Toddlers: 2-Year-Old Class
Your baby is growing up and our 2-Year-Old Class is specifically designed to encourage each child’s growing need for discovery and independence, while nurturing intellectual growth, emotional and social development in a safe environment. You will really see your child’s self-confidence and socialization skills develop during this important stage as their curiosity prompts them to reach out to other children. Our teachers will help encourage healthy friendships and learning experiences through group play activities, and our low teacher-to-student ratio ensures that your child will receive plenty of individualized attention.
Our comprehensive, researched-based curriculum offers opportunities for hands-on exploration and discovery that help build lifelong critical thinking skills and foster confidence. We take pride in our educational philosophy because students who go through our program are not only ready for kindergarten, but they have a foundation knowing that learning is fun.
At this age, our teachers are focused on four areas of child development: social–emotional, cognitive, physical, and language. Our teachers encourage language development through story time, songs, games and in our learning centers. In addition, your child will focus on shapes and colors as well as receptive and expressive language skills.
Our centers are specifically designed to enhance imagination and promote all areas of learning through play. During center time, teachers work on social and emotional development, helping label emotions, and offer guidance on helping to cope with those emotions.
Our curriculum is rooted in 38 research-based objectives that are aligned with state early-learning guidelines and the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework. You can see these objectives in detail on our Curriculum Page.
7:00 - 8:15 Arrival, Center Time
8:15 - 9:00 Breakfast & Cleanup
9:00 - 9:15 Circle Time
9:15 - 10:00 Center Time
10:00 - 10:45 Outside Play
10:45 - 11:15 Center Time
11:15 - 12:15 Lunch & Cleanup
12:15 - 2:15 Nap/Rest Time
2:15 - 3:00 Snack & Cleanup
3:00 - 3:45 Outside Play
3:45 - 5:30 Center Time, Water Table Play
Nutrition and Meal Times
New Beginnings provides breakfast, lunch, and snacks as part of your tuition. We know that mornings can be hectic, and so we take breakfast and having to pack food for the day “off your plate.” We provide healthy meals that meet the Federal Food Program guidelines for nutritional requirements and portion size for your child’s age, cooked by a full-time chef who prepares a monthly menu.
Teachers and students eat “family style” around a table with plates, cups, napkins, and utensils, because mealtime is prime time for social development. Read more about our Nutrition Program here or see this month's menu.