Two’s Program

2 to 3 years

Your child grows leaps and bounds from the ages of two to three years old. In the Compton Children’s Academy Two’s Program, also called our Preschool 2 Program, we understand this is an important age for developing emotionally, while creating a nurturing and supportive environment for building critical thinking and problem-solving skills. We know that each child develops at their own pace. Our program is specifically designed to meet each child’s needs to nurture their abilities and help them grow.

We ensure your child receives the attention they deserve by providing each child with individual care. CCA assigns each child a continuity of care group allowing them to be catered by a senior teacher who will become familiar and tailor to their specific needs. Their teacher will provide you with a daily lesson plan so you can reinforce what they learn in the classroom at home. Your child will be able to learn closely with the other children assigned to the same teacher as well as the other children in the class, providing plenty of opportunity to develop social skills.

Our teachers in our Twos Program are guided to interact with children and engage them on an educational and emotional level. At this age, two and three-year-olds are developing greater language skills and rhyming. They have access to a variety of activities to encourage them to explore and learn with all their senses. This includes a sand table, water table, and a ramp with steps for practicing gross motor skills plus experimenting with physics.

A foundation of our educational philosophy at Compton Children’s Academy is the uniqueness of each child, and their pace of development. While we encourage the children to participate and learn, no child is ever forced to take part in an activity. Instead, our experienced teachers are well versed in gently introducing the concepts in a fun, authentic way. This means that your child will have the opportunity to love learning on a deep level; a skill that will stay with them for a lifetime.

In our Preschool 2 classroom, we also introduce more fine motor skills. The children start to interact more with tracing through activities that involve large pencils and tracing in sand. This allows the kids to have fun while learning letters, and letter forms. We also use pouring and measuring to practice fine motor skills. Each week the teachers guide the children through cooking projects, which allow them the practice these skills creatively, and start to practice multi-step directions.

This is also an important age for social interaction and development. The children are encouraged to take turns and explore empathy. Concepts of “please” and “thank you” are introduced and modelled by the teachers. This age is an important time for copying and imitating adults, so our teachers consistently demonstrate sharing and thoughtfulness. Talking through situations is introduced and encouraged by our nurturing staff.

Independence grows in this program as well. Mealtime, an important element of the Twos Program, is family style to allow the kids to eat together at a table with their teacher and practice independence. This self-care includes more serving, cleaning off dishes, and placing items in the garbage.

Creativity and art are wonderfully supported in this classroom. In addition to art materials and medium, the children also take part in week-long art projects, such as introductions to classical artists like Van Gough. Science, math and problem solving are also a focus throughout the two and three-year-old program.

Natural experiences are also key to a child’s development at this age. Our two and three year olds experience gardening, which is a rich and wonderful way to learn about nature. They plant herbs and vegetables to learn about the plant lifecycles. After watching the plants grow from seeds they harvest the plants to enjoy in meals. This beginning-to-end experience gives the children a deep understanding of how food comes to them, and what’s involved along the way.

Our two and three year old classroom also has the opportunity for outdoor play time (weather-permitting) which gives them crucial time with fresh air and exploration skills. We are currently developing an outdoor curriculum to introduce more learning opportunities into the outdoor environment.

Potty training is brought to the next level in this classroom. The children are encouraged to sit on the potty regularly throughout the day until they become familiar with the sensations of “needing to go”. We firmly believe that every child develops this skill at their own pace, and children in our classrooms are introduced at their comfort level. We never force children into using the potty, but gently encourage its use as a natural progression of independence.

Compton Children’s Academy is an extension of your family. We encourage open communication with our families to ensure that your child’s experiences with us academically and emotionally are guided by their caregivers.

We use Tadpoles to keep our families involved in the day-to-day activities of their children. Tadpoles is secure software that we use to write daily reports to you about your child’s experiences. This is exceptionally helpful for our two and three-year-olds because it allows our families to gain insights and continue the education outside of the classroom. At the beginning of every week you will receive important educational elements, such as songs and words for the week.

We also have a secure video service for our families, Watch Me Grow. The Watch Me Grow cameras allow authorized families the ability to access an open-door-policy online. You can check in on your little one from your mobile device or desktop to view real-time HD streaming video of their classroom. This provides our families with an unprecedented peace of mind.

Two’s/Preschool Daily Schedule

6:30 – 8:00
Arrival/ washing hands / Morning Welcomes / Child Directed activates

8:00 – 8:30
Preparation for Morning breakfast / Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00
Learning center / Child Directed activates

9:00 – 9:30
Group Time One / Curriculum Implementation

9:30 – 10:00
AM Snack (Fruit)

10:00 – 10:30
Center Exploration / Gross Motor Activities

10:30 – 11:00
Outdoor Play / Large Motor Activities

11:00 – 11:30
Group Time Two / Curriculum Implementation

11:30 – 12:00
Preparation for Lunch / Lunch

12:00 – 2:00
Story Time / Rest

2:00 – 2:30
Afternoon Snack (Fruit)

2:30 – 3:00
Outdoor Play / Large Motor Activities

3:00 – 3:30
Group Time Three / Curriculum Implementation

3:30 – 4:00
Center Exploration / Gross Motor Activities

4:00 – 4:30
PM Snack

4:30 – 6:30
Learning center / Child Directed activates