Monday & Wednesday OR
Tuesday & Thursday
The Two-Year-Old class provides a loving, safe, developmentally appropriate and positive first group experience for the youngest class of students at UPPS. We help children to successfully handle separation from parents; provide opportunities to develop language, fine and gross motor, social and independent self help skills; offer a variety of materials to encourage and stimulate creativity; assist children in understanding and following basic classroom rules, and help children to feel that school is a fun and safe place to be.
Although our philosophy does not include a formal teaching of ABC's and numbers, we do incorporate these skills in our daily activities in a practical way. A few examples of using numbers are by counting children during our transitions; counting the number of children engaged in specific activities; counting foods on the snack plates. Playing with sand also introduces measurement (filling different sized containers with sand) and block playing also helps children understand size, weight and number concepts. The alphabet is learned as we spell out names when writing on artwork, by reading names on our bulletin boards and coat hooks, by pointing out words as we read stories, write snack on the snack board, and of course, singing the "ABC" song!