​​​​​Two-Year-Old Program

Our Two Year Old Program provides a multitude of experiences in the form of engaging and exciting small group and large group activities throughout the day to support each child’s growth and development in all areas.

 
The Classroom Environment

  -  Spacious classroom and naturally lit classroom

  -  Child-sized furniture and easily accessible sink and

      bathroom to encourage independent self-care

  -  1:5 teacher-to-child ratio for individualized learning

      experiences and potty training assistance​

  -  Daily maximum group size: 10

  -  CPR and First Aid-certified staff

  -  Professional cleaning daily​​

  

  Schedule Options:

  Tuesday/Thursday, Monday/Wednesday/Friday, Monday to Friday



​                                                         Social Emotional Development

                                                         ​- For many children, the Twos Class may be their first experience away                                                                 from a parent/caregiver. Therefore, teachers focus on helping children                                                                 feel safe and comfortable to make their transition to preschool as                                                                       smooth as possible.

                                                         - Preparing to go outside, hand washing, helping clean up after an activity                                                             and meal times creates opportunities for children to develop                                                                               independence and self-help skills, and grow in confidence.

                                                         - A consistent daily routine helps children learn what to expect next in                                                                   their day. Throughout the day, teachers encourage children to follow                                                                   directions and listen to others.

                                                         -Teachers help children learn to identify and express their emotions, and                                                               support them in recognizing and responding to the feelings of others                                                                   appropriately.

                                                         - Playing in small groups with peers give children the opportunity to                                                                       develop new friendships, take turns, and learn to be a part of a group. 



​Cognitive Development
-  Children are introduced to basic shapes, colors and math concepts

   with the aid of manipulatives, games, songs, books and other small

   group activities. Children practice counting, sorting, and making patterns.
-  Basic Science concepts are introduced and investigated through nature

   walks and sensory activities.
-  Engaging in dramatic play, music and movement activities and participating

   in art activities creates opportunities for children to be creative.

-  Holidays and celebrations help strengthen children’s awareness of various

   topics and the world around them. 




Language and Early Literacy Development

- Teachers create a language rich environment to support children’s language development. The use of songs,           finger plays, rhymes and stories throughout the day helps children develop their vocabulary. Teachers                   encourage and support children in expressing their thoughts and needs.
-  Circle Time provide children the opportunity to express their ideas and participate in simple group conversations.
-  Children are introduced to letters through songs, stories, games and other small group activities and begin to         recognize their own name in the classroom environment.














Fine Motor and Gross Motor Development
- The regular use of drawing and painting tools (crayons, markers, paint brushes), using scissors and small               manipulatives (lacing beads, puzzles) help children strengthen their fine motor skills.
- Daily opportunities for outdoor play and indoor movement activities help children strengthen their large motor        skills. Activities include skipping, running, climbing and balancing in our outdoor playground area and riding          bikes, and playing with balls in our indoor play space. 
















​​​Spiritual Development

Christian values are incorporated into the program through                                                                              stories, songs and lessons during Chapel time led by the

Pastor of RUMC twice a month, during daily interactions and

through special celebrations during Christmas and Easter. ​​​

112 W. Montgomery Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 301-340-3373

Email: director@newdaypreschool.org