Kids in Before and After School Programs
2s and 3s
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Play is often talked about as if were relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning.

Mr. Rogers

Young children learn with all of their senses. Our program uses a multi-sensory approach to create hands-on experiences for the children to explore and discover their environment. GCDS 2 and 3 year old program includes all aspects of learning integrated into fun and play so that children can develop socially and emotionally while gaining skills that will take them forward as they mature.

happy-smileySocial/Emotional: Young children learn with all of their senses. Our program uses a multi-sensory approach to create hands-on experiences for the children to explore and discover their environment. The two-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.

Physical ActivityPhysical Education: 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.

Language ArtsLanguage Skills: 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.

musicMusic: 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.

Academic SkillsAcademic Skills: In our program, your child will be working on skills such as listening, fine and large motor skills, and color and shape recognition. They also start learning letters using a whole-body approach. All activities are hands-on and are designed for your child’s ability level.

ArtArt: 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.

Children are like sponges soaking up everything they experience each day