TWO YEAR OLD PROGRAMS AT SKIPWITH ACADEMY

As they mature, two year olds are just beginning to express themselves through oral language, social relationships, creative arts, mathematical relationships, and physical skills.  We aim to support the physical, cognitive and the social/emotional development of each child.

Stepping Stones Montessori

We start introducing basic skills and develop a sense of self. Children learn to take care of themselves and their environment, clean up their play area, use all their senses to learn about things they find interesting, and share family style meals with their classmates. The Stepping Stones Montessori program sets the foundation for a curious mindset and self-directed learning.

TWO YEAR OLD PROGRAMS AT SKIPWITH ACADEMY

As they mature, two year olds are just beginning to express themselves through oral language, social relationships, creative arts, mathematical relationships, and physical skills.  We aim to support the physical, cognitive and the social/emotional development of each child.

Stepping Stones Montessori

We start introducing basic skills and develop a sense of self. Children learn to take care of themselves and their environment, clean up their play area, use all their senses to learn about things they find interesting, and share family style meals with their classmates. The Stepping Stones Montessori program sets the foundation for a curious mindset and self-directed learning.

Preschool Explorers

CONTINUITY OF CARE

Your child will join together each morning with other Explorers as a community of learners to start off the day with music and movement in circle time. Our continuity of care groups offer a smaller context for the Explorers when they take part in daily story time and group time. Our experienced and well-trained teachers observe and support the children in their care as they investigate materials in the classroom.

LEARNING CENTERS

When your toddler comes to Skipwith, he or she will have many opportunities with which to be engaged.  When you visit an Explorer classroom you will see preschoolers painting at an easel, creating a collage at the art table, singing and playing rhythm instruments, building with blocks, stringing beads, playing in the home living area, scooping and pouring at the sensory table as well as interacting with puppets and books in the library.

OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES

Your child will enjoy the fresh air  and exercise in our extraordinary outside learning environments. On the playground your child with join with other Explorers running and climbing, playing with balls, riding on play vehicles, experimenting with materials from nature, and watering their plants.

THEME-BASED  LESSON PLANS

The students’ actions and ideas generate the weekly activity plans, which enhance the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development of each child. Our teachers design exciting group lesson plans and add theme-related objects to enrich the environment.

FAMILY INVOLVEMENT

Communication is very important to our staff; each evening teachers are available to share Explorer daily reports with families. Scheduled conferences with parents also offer an opportunity to discuss information and to talk about the strengths of the child through the review of their student portfolio.