Two's

2 years - 3 years old

 

Safety First

  • Our well-qualified teachers are carefully selected and vetted by us and through an extensive state-mandated background check.


  • Each and every staff member is trained in infant/ child CPR/First Aid. 


  • Cameras are in every classroom and monitored by the front desk, director, and owners.


  • Our classrooms are created with clear sightlines and visibility in mind. Our Toddler classroom is specially designed to enable the children to move about the space freely, have child-sized sinks, firm sanitization guidelines, personal place to put their belongings, as well as age-appropriate toys and interactive materials.


  • Our philosophy of Whole Child Curriculum creates a warm and compassionate environment that enables each and every child and teacher to create a warm and everlasting bond.  The two's teachers are creating a firm foundation for all children to succeed in the next steps of their life.

 

Curriculum

Whole Child Curriculum is a program that teaches every child academic standards while nurturing all aspects of their development and growth.  This all-encompassing curriculum includes language development, social and emotional growth, fine and gross motor skills, art and music exploration, sensory, and exploration of the outdoors. 



Our comprehensive curriculum takes note that children develop skills holistically.  They do not develop social, emotional,  and physical developments separately based on what the adult is focused on.  Each interaction is noted as an aspect of all developments.  Therefore, you will see a much more natural and rhythmic approach to all aspects of our curriculum in the classroom.

 

Language Development

Language at this age is so exciting and wonderful.  They are starting to use simple phrases, ask questions, and follow simple commands.  It gets easier to understand their “toddler talk” too.  


Our teachers use short words and speak sentences clearly to help facilitate understanding.   This is a great opportunity to also expand sentences to help describe situations and objects.  


Wellspring teachers let the children know that what they say is really important to them.   Reading books, telling poetry and stories, counting everyday objects, and talking about our daily lives continually in a new and fresh way is a great way to engage our children in both language and cognitive development.

Social and Emotional Development

Loving, kind, and compassionate relationships cultivate a sense of feeling and belonging.  Supportive teachers can facilitate friendships, communicate emotions, and talk through how to deal with challenges that arise.   Children can develop trust, compassion, empathy, and a sense of right and wrong in an environment that is strong and positive.


Two-year-olds begin to move towards interactive play while still engaging in parallel play.  Wellspring Preparatory Academy builds on these aspects and supports imaginative play with our materials, supportive interaction between peers, and language to resolve conflicts.

Fine and Gross Motor Skills

Two-year-old’s love showing off their fine and gross motor skills.  They will be able to walk a little bit more confidently, run around short distances, and are very interested in climbing.   Scribbles, painting, and stacking are all great activities for their little hands.  Independence work like pulling on clothes, using eating utensils, and getting their own materials are very important for them to accomplish.  Our classrooms provide all of the opportunities to make sure that all children are able to use their skills and expand their growth.

Music and Movement

Beat, tone, rhythm, and expressiveness are all stepping stones to developing the linguistic synapses that are developed in the brain. By using simple well-known songs and introducing fun and engaging poems, teachers at Wellspring Preparatory Academy are able to connect to children while providing a secure foundation for future milestone development.

Sensory

The development of senses is crucial during this developmental timeline.  As a two year old’s  sense develops and becomes more refined, they start showing their full personality.  Eye control, hand-eye coordination improves as well as depth perception.  Sense of smell plays into effect as they expand their tastes, discriminating the direction of sound, textures and temperature differences in objects, and interest in other foods are all ways that Two’s expand their world.

Art

Art is a great time for two-year-olds to explore the world around them.  Here at Wellspring Preparatory Academy, art time is filled with sensory activities, fine and gross motor skills, cognitive developments, and is a great way to capture milestones and expand their fine and gross motor skills.

Outdoors

Wellspring Preparatory Academy is Whole Child-focused.  We believe that all children do best when they are allowed to explore nature and are exposed to different situations in a safe and secure environment.  Our Two-year-old program has an outside time where all children get to explore the outdoors.  We explore grass, tunnels, sticks, rocks, and crawling obstacle courses with the encouragement of attentive staff.

Responsive Environment

Responsiveness is where teachers prepare both themselves and the environment to be a natural place to learn. Teachers give each child a routine and sameness to define a safe and secure environment. Once in that environment, children are able to naturally explore new experiences, textures, and people.  Our curriculum is designed to meet every aspect of a child’s development goals naturally throughout the day.  This means that the teachers are able to pair and bond with each child and focus on the child’s needs and goals

Mealtime

Two-year-olds are really interesting to feed, we know that this age is eager to try new foods, yet craving the familiar.  We use good, wholesome food that excites their taste buds, calm and nurturing environments that engage conversations, and praise for trying new foods.   Teachers and parents are encouraged to come and sit down and join in on the family-style meals.

Daily Reports

Wellspring Preparatory Academy uses Kid Reports to communicate with our parents daily. You can see daily activities, such as eating, sleeping, and diaper/potty schedules, activities throughout the day, and special moments.

Provided Care

We provide labeled, individual cots, clean and sanitized classrooms and toys, wholesome lunch, and two nutritious snacks.

 

512-630-2133

2211 Westinghouse Rd, Georgetown, TX 78626

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