(2 to 3 yrs)
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Developing your two year olds language and social skills, with help from…
Mia the ladybug & her friends guide each child through their daily learning using our unique and fun curriculum.More about our friends
Part or Full Time Professional Care – 2, 3 or 5 days a week
Comprehensive Curriculum – Exceeds DCFS regulations
Extra Programs – Music, Spanish and PE
Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks – Exceeds USDA regulations
Book reading, songs, nursery rhymes, and storytelling are moments of delight for the two-year-old as his/her developing language skills and cognitive understanding allow him/her to capture their meaning or morals. Through these activities and with the support and guidance of our teachers and Mia, each child learns new concepts and develops his/her language, listening, and memory abilities. Mia is always happy to join!
The two’s curiosity and eagerness to master the world around him/her surface in his/her exploration and learning. Our teachers’ focus at this age is to provide learning activities and experiences which offer each child opportunities to explore, manipulate, question, and experiment. Science projects, manipulation of learning materials, and sensory exploration foster each child’s critical thinking, problem-solving ability, and fine motor development. Mia’s science experiments are always captivating!
Various art activities and experimentation with different art materials offer each child rich sensory experiences and opportunities to creatively transform ideas into physical forms. These experiences also develop each child’s concentration and coordination abilities and his/her fine and gross motor skills. With the appropriate support from our teachers and Mia throughout each child’s creative process, his/her learning and development are enhanced.
Dramatic Play Time
The two-year-old enacts stories, routines, and favorite activities every day during his/her pretend play. The child also begins making connections between the concepts he/she learns and the plots he/she performs. As each child thinks, imagines, and communicates with others during his/her play, he/she develops social skills, problem-solving strategies, and language. Supported by Mia and our teachers, each child shares the delight of playing roles and telling stories!
Movement time includes exciting and challenging physical activities. Running, jumping, climbing and riding a bike boost each toddler’s eagerness for exploration and the development of new skills. Encouraged and guided by our teachers and Mia, each toddler progresses from beginner to advanced, mastering the skills at his/her own pace. By playing actively indoors and outdoors, each toddler develops muscle strength, endurance, agility, coordination, balance, and flexibility, as well as building confidence and social skills thru interaction with the other kids.
Musical Chairs Studio
Develops a Natural Appreciation of Music – Our music instructor will help your child express emotions and ideas through shared musical experiences, using favorite, new and cultural songs, that expose your child to a wide range of rhythms, tempos, moods and help identify basic music concepts such as loud and soft, fast and slow, high and low. Mia never misses a class!
The Spanish Hour
Enriches Children’s Lives – Es hora espanoles! Hurra!!! Our Spanish teacher will expand your child’s knowledge and opportunities with new words and perspectives, it’s the perfect time, as research studies show childhood is the ideal time for exploring a second language with benefits in cognitive and language development.
Combines Physical Activity with Imagination – Our creative movement instructor, encourages your child to move with activities such as gymnastics, yoga, dancing, flexibility, strength, coordination, concentration and spatial orientation are intertwined with imagination, self-esteem, competence, social skills and personal creativity.
Mary Ellen Rahn
Protecting your child is our priority. From secure entry to room cameras, we work to keep every child safe, every day.
Your child will develop healthy eating habits with our nutritious, child friendly meals for breakfast, lunch and snacks.
We take your kids out everyday to get some fresh air and physical play time.
Our teachers exceed DCFS requirements and have a commitment to high quality care and education.
Enhanced learning and behavior with our facilities furnishings, natural light, ample space and color.
Know what's going on with pictures and key updates of your loved one every day on our mobile app.
Convenient drop-off and pick with our allocated parking areas.
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