Two Year Olds
You are entrusting your most precious possession to our care, education, and guidance. We will do our very best to prove worthy of that trust at our day care. We are delighted to create a happy, healthy, nurturing and loving environment for your child. Every aspect of our two year olds’ classroom is designed to enhance and develop the natural learning ability of your precious child. Our learning program is individually designed to challenge your child. All children are placed according to age and ability.
Our terrific twos are always looking for new ways to explore their environment. Our learning program is designed to keep your child’s interest and natural curiosity for learning moving forward and positive. We love our twos and enjoy watching them learn, grow, and change. They love their new friends. They love to run, laugh, and have fun!
Our two year old classroom is separated for optimum learning, which includes reading readiness, phonemic awareness, learning numbers, and recognition of colors and shapes. Listening to stories, singing songs, developing their language skills, and enhancing their vocabulary are all part of the preparation for continual progress in our learning environment.
The Two Year Olds program is available is available at all locations: Chicago, Joliet, Lockport, Manhattan, Manteno, New Lenox and Orland Park.
“I can, I will, I’m doing it, and today I really did it.”
Learning: The alphabet, numbers, shapes, and colors; these four areas of learning are presented daily in our learning curriculum. This will increase your child’s knowledge, create awareness, and stimulate the brain to help them learn, grow, and change according to their own ability. Children begin to learn Spanish and French.
Books: Our two year olds are read to daily and they love the visual stimulation. We present stories by puppetry, big pictures, and other media that stimulate your child’s interest. Readers are leaders, and pre-reading skills can begin now! From the very beginning you can instill in your child a love for learning.
Toileting: Toilet training begins at two years and Mary Sears has a unique program that our twos work on daily. Parents are welcome to follow the same procedure at home. Most importantly, this activity is a pleasant and positive experience. “Look Mom, I did it!”
Music: Children love music and our program is very musically oriented. We are singing, laughing, playing musical instruments, and singing Mary Sears Songs throughout the day. Music is an enjoyable and a big part of our day. Children love the sound of the musical instruments (bells, tambourines, piano, xylophone, drums, etc.). We even have our very own Mary Sears Marching Band!
Art: Our children love art; painting, coloring, drawing, arts & crafts, sewing, etc. Art is the expression of each child’s natural ability to view a place, person, or object according to their own perception.
Nature Walks: Our children love nature walks and love to gather parts of nature like leaves, rocks, sticks, flowers, and grass. We appreciate the beauty of nature that surrounds us. Children love to pick flowers.
Nutrition: Proper nutrition is key in our children’s growth. Building strong bodies, minds, and stimulating mental awareness is our daily focus. We serve whole nutritional foods. Our children learn the four different food groups. All meals are home-cooked, nutritious and delicious at our day care/academy.