Two Year Olds
ECF offers 2, 3 and 5 day classes for two year olds. The daily routines and activities they experience at ECF are designed to give children the opportunity to develop attachments to their teachers as they are adjusting to separating from families and caregivers. As teachers build individual connections with each child, they facilitate the development of the social skills and emotional regulation necessary to forming friendships. These relationships provide the foundation for a comfortable, lively community of learners. The day is gently structured to provide plenty of time for the teachers to support children as they independently perform self-care tasks like putting on jackets and using the bathroom while they are learning traditional school routines such as lining up, walking in the hallway and participating in group conversations. Children are asked to identify and articulate feelings when working together to solve problems. Pre-literacy and pre-math skills are embedded in an emergent, developmentally appropriate curriculum and the classroom environment. Both indoor and outdoor play is part of the daily schedule. Children in our two’s program also take part in Movement, Yoga and Music. An after-school enrichment class is offered one day a week, starting in January, at an additional fee.