Twos

Koalas, Little Lambs, Turtles

Classroom overview

Every day and each experience is a learning lab for a young child. Our goal is to provide new experiences that relate to each child’s needs, interests, and developmental level. In the two-year-old classroom, your child will be interacting with peers in a loving, safe, and friendly environment. We provide experiences that challenge and support each child’s language, social, emotional, physical, and creative development. Everyday your child will have opportunities to create, develop personal interaction skills, and learn problem-solving skills and concepts through hands-on experiences. Our classroom approach is based on the Emergent Curriculum philosophy.

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Emergent Curriculum

The whole world is a potential curriculum for your child. Our emergent curriculum approach acknowledges and supports the interests that emerge from the daily life of your child.

  • We believe the value of play is an imperative learning tool for young children.
  • We place emphasis on the day-to-day experience each child gains from doing, rather than how it should be done.
  • Through the use of developmentally appropriate materials, the children’s developing interests will guide the array of topics introduced throughout the school year.

During a child’s second year, life is full of discovery. We work individually and in community to help children:

  • Increase their independence.
  • Verbalize their needs in a calm manner to both caregivers and peers.
  • Develop confidence in themselves and their abilities.
  • Develop secure relationships with others.

The curriculum focuses on all the important developmental processes of the children and is integrated in the classroom in the following ways:

  • Cognitive/Language - ​The curriculum is flexible and encourages intellectual growth by developing the thinking process. This is fostered by exposure to and exploration of many materials and games.
  • Fine Motor/Gross Motor Development - ​Activities to develop large and small muscles are carefully planned to meet individual needs. Children can experiment, discover, progress and achieve at their own rate.
  • Socio-emotional/Self-help Development - ​The atmosphere in the classroom encourages the expression of feelings. Children, rather than teachers, suggest solutions for resolving conflicts.
  • Creative Development - ​Creativity is fostered by the use of a wide variety of art experience, including cutting, pasting, using clay and woodworking. The children also play with sand and water, build with blocks, sing and make music together and listen to and dramatize stories.

Teacher Profile

Clara Tracy lead teacher

Before joining Child’s Day, I was the lead teacher in a three-year-old program at a STEM school. I have also taught English to children ages two through four at a bilingual day care. I earned a BS in early childhood education, childhood education, and English from Hofstra University in New York.