OUR BEGINNERS PROGRAM
2 to 3 Years
It is at this point in a child’s development the experimentation and interaction with other children and the environment begins to take place. The Beginner’s Program introduces more Montessori materials which develop curiosity and excitement in learning new concepts. A Spanish program for children is also introduced. The activities within the classroom allow group and individual interaction with their peers, sharing toys, taking turns while playing helps develop early social skills, self-esteem and confidence.
- Social and Emotional skills – They begin are able to recite rhymes and repeat after the adults, show affection for friends, get more organized while playing socially, take turns during activities, get into a routine.
- Language/Communication skills – They are able to follow instructions of 2-3 steps, name familiar things, begin understanding of words like “in”, “on”, “under”, “above”, able to tell their, their parent’ and friend’s name and their age, begin using Plural and Singular words and are able to hold a conversation using 2-3 sentences
- Cognitive skills – Ability to follow daily activities of practical life such as buttoning their shirts, putting the zipper etc., begin using colors to fill shapes, able to solve simple puzzles, begin spelling words in books, able to perform complex activities like opening a jar etc.
- Movement/Physical Development – Begin climbing, learn more complexed activities, participate in soccer, yoga, dancing and painting