Kindergarten begins on August 30; Preschool begins September 5. Learn More →


  Children must be 2 by December 31.
  Potty training is not required.
  Classes meet 2 days per week - Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday.
  The student-to-teacher ratio is two teachers per 8 - 10 children.

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, and how things work.  Gross motor development is a focus at this early age as children need to strengthen these skills to support fine motor activities. In addition to outdoor play, the children participate in music and movement activities to enhance this area of development.  

The development of oral language is emphasized in the twos so that each child may become a successful communicator. Our two-year-olds enjoy learning how to interact and play cooperatively while learning how to follow a simple routine.

Day at a Glance

Time Description
8:55am Arrival at school through the side door, children hang up bags and jackets on individual hooks
9:00 – 9:30am Time for Choice – Children choose among activities such as block-building, process art, housekeeping, music and books
9:30 – 10:15am Outdoor play on the playground
10:15 – 10:40am Wash hands and Snack time – parents take turns providing a healthy snack each week of which all children can partake.
10:40 – 11:00am 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 – 11:45am 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 – 11:55am Sing and Move – singing songs, doing fingerplays, moving and grooving to the music
12:00pm Prepare to go home

Photo Gallery

Need more information?

Sign Up for Summer Camp!

June 6-10 and/or June 13-17 – All camps are 9:00am – 12pm

Come join the summer fun! St. Mary’s Preschool offers two weeks of summer camp for children ages 3-6.