Terrific Twos / Threes

The Terrific 2/3’s class is for children aged two or three years old, and is located in the blue door. In this transitional class, there is a set curriculum because we believe young children learn best by doing. Learning isn't just repeating what someone else says; it requires active thinking and experimenting to find out how things work and to learn first and about the world we live in. Having a standard curriculum makes available accumulated wisdom of experienced educators. Thus, each student will get the same quality training with well-prepared lessons, activities, and will be equipped for their next class.

Key areas of child development & learning:

  • Working with children to insure they’re potty trained.

  • Teaching children to understand and follow rules.

  • Helping children become independent (i.e.- hanging up and putting on coat, set up for meals, use of bathroom facility, clean up and washing hands

  • Building social skills (i.e.- playing appropriately with friends, using their words to express themselves, sharing and taking turns)

  • Expanding academic knowledge (i.e. – begin spelling and writing their name, recognition of numbers, shapes, colors and opposites, use of scissors and cutting and counting objects)


Daily Schedule

6:30-8:00 ~ Drop Off/Morning Care
8:00-8:30 ~ Breakfast & Restroom
8:30-9:00 ~ Center Activities
9:00-9:30 ~ Bible/Movement
9:30-10:00 ~ Circle Time
10:00-10:30 ~ Curriculum
10:30-11:00 ~ Snack & Restroom Break
11:00-11:30 ~ Blocks/Dramatic Play
11:30-12:00 ~ Outside Play
12:00-12:30 ~ Lunch & Restroom Break
12:30-3:00 ~ Nap Time
3:00-3:30 ~ Restroom & Snack
3:30-4:00 ~ Story Time/Music
4:00-4:30 ~ Prep for Dismissal/Restroom Break


Developmental Classroom Goals – Two Year Old Room

Age: About 2-3 years

Motor Skills

  • Climb walls

  • Walks up and down stairs, alternating feet

  • Runs with ease

  • Pedal a tricycle

  • Balance self on balance beam

  • Kick a ball

  • Feeds self

  • Opens and shut doors

  • Washes & dries hands by self

  • Makes vertical, horizontal, & circular strokes with a pencil or crayon

  • Turn pages in a book one at a time

  • Use of activities and words to explore balance, strength, flexibility and movement

  • Grasps & releases

Cognitive Skills

  • Attention span increase to about 5 minutes

  • Understands “now”, “soon”, and “later”

  • Matches an object to a picture of that object

  • Understands simple concepts

  • Matches circles and shapes

  • Understand directional & rational words

  • Imitate behaviors/ sounds

  • Begins make believe play

  • Expresses interest in using bathroom by self

  • Can follow directions

  • Knows body parts (hair, eyes, nose)

  • Respond to stimulus

Language Arts

  • Verbal language development

  • Recite songs & rhymes

  • Visual & auditory discrimination

  • Writing preparation eg. Tracing

  • Interact appropriately in groups (taking turns talking or playing with toys using words)

  • Recognize and say own name

  • Say birthday

  • Ask questions and wait for an answer