Two-Three Year Old Child’s

Play, Learn, and Grow at The Growing Patch

Two Year Old Child

Your two-year-old child will be focusing on learning experiences that support their overall development. Teachers focus on four major areas for children’s development with life skills.

Social-Emotional Development: Children learn sharing, waiting, and turn-taking through teacher modeling and play-based activities. Children are given opportunities to practice their new social skills as they interact with other children. Teachers encourage and support children to express their feelings in positive, healthy ways.

Physical Development: Children love movement. Therefore, teachers provide inside and outside activities using songs, games, painting, bubble play, and various activities to encourage both fine and gross motor skills.

Language Development: During the program, children spend a lot of time with teachers to learn how to use words. Teachers use simple stories, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays to encourage language development. Also, teachers help children expand their language by encouraging toddlers to ask questions and use new words.

Cognitive Development: Cognitive development is the ability for children to make sense of the world around them. In the classroom, toddlers will learn to problem-solve by sorting, doing puzzles, taking things apart and fitting them back together, and will be exposed to natural ways of learning to count and recognize letters.

Life Skills: Toddlers are working on potty training. They are learning to be aware when their body signals it is time to use the bathroom, pull down/up their pants, wipe, flush the toilet, wash their hands, and many other skills to become independent.

Three Year Old Child

Your three-year-old child is more self-aware. Teachers will be focusing on building onto previous learning experiences that will support overall development. Teachers continue to focus on the four major areas for children’s development and life skills.

Social-Emotional Development: Children are expanding their capacity to share, wait, and take turns. They will learn to express their emotions in positive, healthy ways through teacher modeling and social-emotional games. Teachers encourage children to practice their new skills and build good friendships.

Physical Development: Gross and fine motor activities support children’s physical development. Teachers use many different types of movement and art activities to encourage children to build their body strength and hand-eye coordination.

Language Development: Teachers spend much of their time encouraging children to use their words to communicate with friends. They use books, songs, rhymes, and vocabulary to expand language. Teachers also encourage children to ask questions and express their understanding.

Cognitive Development: Teachers set up the classroom so children can experience learning opportunities by sorting, doing puzzles, counting objects, recognizing their name, identifying basic colors & shapes, exploring science, writing, and art.

Life Skills: Children are learning to be more independent. They help with snacks, putting away their belongings, putting on shoes, washing hands, and many other important skills.