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Mini Monet and Mini Morisott

These early years are a unique time in children’s lives. Young children are discovering a world that is filled with wonder and excitement. The 2 to 3-year-old stage of life is very unique. Our children are growing from being dependent toddlers to a more independent preschooler. Our program will prepare your child with life skills by offering a variety of learning centers. The centers will challenge the total child: physically, emotionally, socially and cognitively.

Preschool of the Arts recognizes that every child has unique learning styles and play interests. With this in mind, we provide a differentiated curriculum that is adapted for each child. For example, if a child expresses an interest in art, we will provide the opportunities and encourage the child to draw, paint and print.

The curriculum is an integrated curriculum, a seamless weave, combining thematic units with language, art, drama, music, math and science.

Children will be able to test their own skills by engaging in both child initiated and teacher directed activities. Independence skills and self-esteem are key factors in success at this stage. The activities presented lay the foundation for future learning.


Science, Dramatic Play and Creative Arts

Children have the opportunity to work individually and in a group to promote socialization

  • Recognizing the needs of others

  • Role playing

  • Learning to deal with conflict

  • Finding the joy in science projects with an end result

  • Singing, dancing and mimicking

  • Participation in block building, creative arts and dramatic play with other children


Math and Manipulatives

Most concepts are learned as children go about their day engaged in developmentally appropriate play. As children begin a project they are encouraged to provide closure as well, this instills the pre-math concept of completion. During clean up, children are able to sort and classify as they put away materials in their assigned areas. During water play and sand play, children are exposed to weights and measurements. As children build in the block area they are exposed to spatial relationships and gravity.

  • Problem solving

  • Matching and classifying

  • Completion of projects

  • Group objects in categories

  • Basic introduction to size and weights



Your child will be exposed to a variety of language experiences. A print rich environment will enhance their curiosity and excitement of language.

  • Use of fine motor skills

  • Use of symbols in art and drawing

  • Understanding their own experiences

  • Dramatic play with a variety of props

  • Circle time and storytelling

  • Reading with adults


Physical Development

Your child will have wonderful opportunities to develop physically. Our programs offers enrichment opportunities along with the use of indoor and outdoor equipment

  • Running, climbing and jumping

  • Sand play, digging and constructing

  • Music and movement


Milestones during the 2-year-old year    

  • Lengthen attention span

  • Enjoy reading and storytelling

  • Memorization of songs

  • Differentiate objects (apples and oranges)

  • Effectively begin to communicate with adults

  • Show persistence in solving problems

  • Predict routines and know what comes next in sequence

  • Can complete puzzles

  • Shows interest in counting

  • Increase in cooperative play

We will encourage

  • Self-Expression

  • Listening skills

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Development of Self Esteem

  • Empathy

  • Accepting tasks and responsibility

  • Initiative and independence

  • Following directions

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