2 ½ Years – 3 Years
As your child approaches preschool age, our educators focus on preparing them for their future endeavors in the classroom. Our educators continue to emphasize your child’s natural curiosity to learn and explore. Even at this young age, it is important to expose your child to letters, numbers, sounds, and figures around them. These simple forms of exposure help accustom your child to learning. In our older toddler program, we provide different content learning centers for your child to explore. Some of the areas that these centers focus on are basic math, science, technology, emergent reading, writing, social and language skills. These areas are achieved by using The Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers & Twos, a program that is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum. We’ve chosen this curriculum because it offers support for helping caregivers and teachers to provide care and experiences that are nurturing, consistent, and loving, and that will help your child flourish.
Over the course of the year, The Creative Curriculum® will guide your child’s caregivers and teachers in creating a classroom environment filled with responsive daily routines and meaningful, individualized experiences that nurture your child’s learning and development. The routines will sound familiar to you: hellos and good-byes, diapering and toileting, eating and mealtimes, sleeping and nap time, and getting dressed. As you already know, these routines are an important part of your child’s day, and ensuring that they are consistent and nurturing will help your child to build trust and form the positive relationships with his or her teacher that are the foundation for learning.
In addition to daily routines, every day, The Creative Curriculum® will support your child’s caregiver or teacher as she engages your child in meaningful experiences, such as playing with toys, enjoying books and stories, creating art, and going outdoors. It’ll help your child’s teacher to observe what your child does and select materials that match your child’s growing abilities and interests.
When teaching and caring for your child, we value your involvement, because a meaningful partnership with you plays an enormous role in how your child experiences our program and what he or she will gain from the experience.
We look forward to continuing to build a strong partnership with you as the year continues. We’re sure that with the help of The Creative Curriculum®, this is going to be a great year!
Click here to see how The Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers & Twos aligns with New Jersey’s Birth to Three Early Learning Standards.