Play is often talked about as if were relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning.
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.
Social/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 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 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.