How does Rainbow support 2 – 3 year old children in their development?
We allow the children free play in our developmental centers daily in order to foster them in their social and oral communication growth. Providing a dramatic play area that encourages the children to dress and undress themselves promotes use of their imaginations as they play with their friends. Sharing as they learn pronouns such as: “his” and “hers” encourages the children to successfully complete their “mine” stage.
We provide lots of love and care to our two and three year olds in order to help them with separation anxiety from those familiar to them. Assisting them with their anxiety will prepare them as they begin to transition into the academic classroom setting. The children will have opportunities to meet future teachers as they visit their classroom for liberal arts and specialty activities.
Movement (Gross Motor)
We provide a variety of dance styles to continuously promote their gross motor development. The children also participate in activities daily during circle and dramatic play time. Our children are scheduled in the morning and afternoon to spend time exploring outside using outside play equipment and sports games to aid them in their development of alternating feet.
Through our use of the Abeka curriculum we teach Language Arts and Math. We strive to collaborate with our parents to mold the children into well rounded citizens that are lifelong learners and contributors to society.
Children between these ages are participating in show and tell which increases their vocabulary, oral communication, and articulation. Throughout out program we encourage students to use their words when communicating with their friends, teachser, and other staff. We also want children to understand that they should use their words to problem solve instead of physical contact when there is a disagreement.
Hand and Finger Skills (Fine Motor)
Here at Rainbow we incorporate creative learning through Art to develop fine motor skills. The children are leaning to use scissors, trace, and write their name.
Potty training is a very critical part in your child’s development called Shame and Doubt versus Autonomy. Getting them through this stage we use positive reinforcement and lots of patience starting at 24 months. We begin with pull ups and end with the children wearing (big boy and big girl) underwear.