2 and 3 Year-Old Class

GRACE CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL
Focus of a 2’s/3’s Program
 
Class Times:
M/W – 9:30 – 11:30AM
T/TH – 9:30 – 11:30AM
The major focus of the combined 2- and 3-year-old program is socialization. The goal is to promote a smooth transition from home to preschool, encourage the socialization of children with their peers, and foster appropriate behavior in a classroom environment. The major objectives of our program are to: 1. instill within each child the knowledge that God loves them. 2. provide an away-from-home experience that builds independence, social development, creativity, a positive self-image, a sense of achievement and security, a joy of learning, self-expression, and self-control, and 3. to extend a child’s home to include the school environment.
SKILLS AIMED TO ACHIEVE
 
1. Social Development:
*Arriving at school and adjusting easily
*Beginning to show an understanding of sharing toys
*Using “Please” and “Thank You”
*Participating in games and in a group
*Transitioning from one activity to another
 
2. Motor Development (fine and gross):
*Grasping a crayon effectively
*Moving without stumbling
*Catching a large bounced ball
 
3. Cognitive Development:
*Giving first name when asked
*Identifying and naming shapes and colors
*Counting up to five objects
*Holding a book right-side up
 
4. Spiritual Development:
*Knowing God loves them
*Recognizing the Bible is God’s special book  
ACTIVITIES THAT REINFORCE
 
1. Social Development:
*Play activities, role playing, modeling by teachers and peers, group times, snack times, planned center activities, art activities, music and movement activities, and indoor and outdoor large motor play.
 
 
 
2. Motor Development (fine and gross):
*Running, jumping, climbing, throwing balls, catching balls, balancing, hopping, parachute play, tearing paper, playing with Play-Doh, building with blocks, holding a crayon, coloring with crayons, finger painting.
 
3. Cognitive Development:
*Counting games, weather and calendar jobs, using coat and tote hooks, listening to stories, and learning words and actions to music and movement activities.
 
 
4. Spiritual Development:
*Bible stories, praying before snack, songs, and finger plays.
Focus of the 2s/3s
“Grow and Go” Program
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