2 Day – AM (2AM)
*Extends to 11:15am in Feb.
4.5:1 child/adult ratio
Born before or on March 1, 2016
Our 2-Day class offers a gentle introduction to school for our youngest children. The group is slightly smaller than our other classes, with three teachers to offer support as children gradually acclimate to group life. Considerable time is spent establishing routines and procedures and familiarizing the students with their teachers and one another. Teachers focus on Separation by building relationships with children and their families, and encouraging children to express their emotions in constructive ways. Parents should expect to arrange for a support person to accompany their child for at least the first few weeks of class.
Many children are initially focused on the teachers and materials and only gradually branch out from parallel play to engage with their peers. Teachers model appropriate ways to ask and wait for turns, and later in the year they may introduce sign-up lists to organize turns and offer a chance for name recognition and early literacy skills.
In time, students may become more interested in interactions with other students. To promote these connections and sustain interactive play, our teachers help children explore and express their emotions, and encourage communication to ensure a safe and collaborative environment for the children as they branch out.