Bumblebees Toddlers 2 to 3 year old Daycare Program
We go above and beyond to create an inspiring safe early education childcare environment for our toddlers.
The terrific twos! Our Bumblebees are buzzing with creativity, energy and tons of personality. The Tot II Program opens more space for movement and exploration. We incorporate tactile learning materials, a variety of play centers and a more challenging curriculum that fosters their growing independence and cognitive abilities.
The dedicated staff at ABC Early Learning Academy will introduce your child to various hands-on exercises and methods of ‘productive play’ which help lay the foundation for more advanced pre-school activities. Teachers introduce more structure into their daily routine and new learning subjects with more intensive lesson plans. While daily activities are play-based, we encourage Bumblebees to be more mindful of their actions so that they transition to preschool and beyond confident in their capacity to solve problems, trust their instincts and express themselves freely. Two-year-olds have a beautiful mind and heart when it comes to learning – we aim to open their little worlds to all the possibilities imaginable!
Social - Emotional
Teachers cuddle and spend one-on-one time with each baby so that they feel loved and begin to trust their environment. · Making friends and showing affection to others · Using body language, sounds and facial expressions to share their feelings · Showing separation anxiety
Physical Development and Wellness
🗣️Your child’s language skills are far more advanced when they enter the Bumblebee stage. Twos repeat and mimic what they hear, speak in small sentences and hold back-and-forth conversations, can recount their day and tell you the “who, what, where, when, how and why” of their experiences. You may notice your Bumblebee break out in song and improvise the words along the way. They can follow along when stories are read aloud, identify and associate words with pictures and understand the meaning behind the words in their expanding vocabulary.
🚗Your two-year-old may reject your attempts to help them with self-care and regulating activities such as hygiene, dressing and assembling toys. Twos have the ability to focus on and study subjects, memorize conversations and locations, listen attentively and decode problems with reflective thought. Before Bumblebees transition to Preschool, we ensure that they are fully potty trained, able to follow instructions and control impulses as they adapt to new experiences.
🔣Bumblebees are eager learners and absorb knowledge from all aspects of their surroundings. Twos understand mathematical concepts such as increasing and decreasing quantities, differentiating sizes and volumes and recognizing patterns and sequences such as anticipating what’s next in their standard daily schedule. You may hear them ask “why?” or “what’s that?” quite often – this is their critical thinking skills working to process and digest information by compartmentalizing the components of a problem. They classify and group things that belong together and become aware of their physical environment and ecosystem – they know the sun shines and rain helps plants to grow.
🥰Your child may start to display favoritism and empathy to family members and peers. They develop attachments to those that make them feel loved and show conscientiousness about their actions to protect the feelings of others. Bumblebees experience a range of new emotions as they can better understand what makes them feel a certain way. At times, they can effectively calm themselves when upset and redirect their engagement to avoid conflict. They are more socially evolved and engage in parallel play as opposed to solitary play. They want their friends near but recognize that they are individuals and are able to sit in the same vicinity, engage in the same activity but maintain their own identity and not be influenced by what their peer is doing.
🎨We allow “free-time” beginning in the Bumblebees classroom. This space allows children to gravitate to a center that best suits their interests and activate their imagination without expectations. Bumblebees may opt to express themselves through socio-dramatic play by dressing up and acting in different familial and societal roles. With more control of their reflexes and hand-eye coordination, their dance moves are fluid and more rhythmic. Arts & crafts go to a new level in this program as twos can manipulate different mediums, use creative tools like scissors and control their hands to form shapes and pictures with crayons and clay.
⛹Just as the Bumblebee that’s hard to catch and darts before your eyes, our twos are moving and exploring their bodies. They can run fast and play games that involve muscle control such as kicking and catching balls. Twos are more health-conscious and are aware when they are “dirty”. They attempt to groom themselves, can wash their hands without assistance and clean up behind themselves.
Schedule A Tour At ABC Learning Academy
The best way to discover what makes us special is to see it firsthand! We provide engaging and interactive tours at our academy daily. You can schedule a tour via the link below. We look forward to meeting you soon and getting to know you and your child more!