The 2’s Class
The focus at this age level is on socialization and co-operative play. In this developmental stage, children mostly engage in parallel play. Both teacher and parents help facilitate interactive play by encouraging and modeling taking turns and sharing.
The children learn the classroom routines and are encouraged to follow simple rules. They work on sitting in a circle during story time, with an emphasis on quietly listening and sharing ideas when appropriate. Other learning activities include arts and crafts centers, sensory table, singing, and dancing and free play. Most importantly, they learn that school is a safe and fun place to be.
The 2’s class begins with a period of free play, breaks for handwashing and snack time, and is then followed by outdoor play/recess (weather permitting).