St. Mary’s Episcopal School

Reflects the joy of learning and growth in the love of God, family and friends.

Two-Year-Olds

New for 2017-18:

  • Class for toddlers 16 months+
  • Two-day classes on Tuesday/Thursday and Monday/Wednesday

Our two-year-olds have many opportunities to experience and explore their environment through their five senses as they sing, move, and play. From the discovery table to the paint easel, the children learn about shapes, colors, feelings, nature, the community how things work.  Gross motor skills are a focus at this early age as children need to develop these skills before they are ready to work on their fine motor development – holding pencils and cutting with scissors – to prepare for Kindergarten. The children have a lot of time for outdoor play and indoor large motor activities, including music and movement.

The curriculum also emphasizes the development of independence and of language skills. Our two-year-olds enjoy learning how to interact and play cooperatively with one another while learning how to follow a simple routine.

Our student-to-teacher ratio is two adults per 10 children. Classes meet two days per week—Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday.

Day-at-a-Glance

8:55 Arrival at school through side door, children hang up bags and jackets on individual hooks
9:00 – 9:30 Time for Choice – Children choose among activities such as block-building, process art, housekeeping, music and books
9:30 – 10:15 Outdoor play on playground
10:15 – 10:40 Wash hands and Snack time – parents take turns providing a healthy snack each week of which all children can partake.
10:40 – 11:00 Additional Time for Choice – teachers may read to small group at this time and children may choose additional center activities that include other manipulatives, puzzles, building activities, sand and water activities
11:00 – 11:45 Gross Motor Fun – Two year olds need to develop their body core before being ready for fine motor activities. During this time, children use scooter boards, tunnels, obstacle courses, balls, and bikes to strengthen their core.
11:45 – 11:55 Sing and Move – singing songs, doing fingerplays, moving and grooving to the music
12:00 Prepare to go home