A two and three-year-olds’ natural desire for independence is fostered by providing them opportunities to demonstrate their growing skills, such as flipping on their coats, learning to put on their own shoes, and potty training. Consistency is very important and thus having the same routine each day is essential at GCDS.
Two and three year-olds expand their language skills each day by listening to books, answering simple questions about the book, singing songs and learning new finger plays. Our curriculum encourages children to work and communicate with one another, which helps them to broaden their vocabulary and enhance their social skills.
During physical education, two and three year olds enhance the development of their large and small muscles by doing activities such as running, jumping, climbing, balancing, and throwing balls. Our program includes activities that focus on the development of listening, fitness, coordination and cooperation.
The children are exposed to music each day through listening to multi-cultural music, dancing, singing, and using rhythm instruments. They also perform songs in front of small crowds several times a year.
At Glenwood Country Day School, we foster each child’s creativity. They get the opportunity to explore many different art materials and use their imagination to make a creation out of it. They enhance their fine motor muscles by stroking, squeezing, squishing, scribbling and smearing.