Welcome to Handprints’ Two-Year-Old Program!
We believe that every two-year-oldchild is unique and special, and we recognize that each child has differing talents and gifts. Our Two-Year-OldProgram provide plenty of space for your child to explore our many learning centers while learning to work and to play together.
Our degreed / experienced teachers use a “hands-on” approach to learning which allows for creativity, dramatic play, sensory exploration, object investigation, manipulative adventures, and much more. All planned activities are developmentally appropriate and follow the “Texas Infant, Toddler, and Three Year Old Early Learning Guidelines”.
Handprints’ curriculum, “Strong Foundations®” is theme based and focuses on the following:
Math Language Science Literacy Art Music Motor Skills
Math concepts for a two-year-old include: colors, shapes, patterns, sequencing, categorizing, and spatial relations.
Language concepts for a two-year-old include: learning new words and phonemic awareness (listening to the sounds that words make).
Science or discovery is learned through the child’s five senses: sight, taste, touch, smell, and hearing. Two year olds have fun examining, exploring, investigating, and inquiring about their world.
Literacy plays an important part in a two-year-old classroom. Reading aloud can improve vocabulary, can enhance listening skills, and is the single most important researched activity leading to language development and promotion of early literacy skills.
Art experiences help children to learn and to grow in all areas of development. Art experiences are planned with the overall child’s development in mind.
Music is an essential part of a two-year-old classroom. There is evidence that listing to music can boost memory, attention, motivation, and learning. Music can help the brain form patterns that are essential to the learning process.
Gross motoractivities are not onlygood for the body,but also good for the brain. Movement is important because the more often children are allowed to explore, the more fine-tuned the motor circuits in the brain become.
Fine motoractivities not only stimulate children’s hands, but also stimulate their brains.
Thank you for choosing Handprints Child Care LLC! If you have any questions, PLEASE, do not hesitate to ask.