Two and young three year olds are still primarily egocentric - they are the center of their own universe! They have a difficult time seeing things from another person's perspective and are still learning how someone else might be affected by their actions. Two and young three year olds have a growing vocabulary, full of funny mispronunciations and grammatical mistakes. They are an emotional bunch, easily frustrated especially when they cannot have their own way or do it "by myself". All of these characteristics make this age incredibly cute!
This age group is always laughing, thrilled with the smallest discoveries and they learn to be "big kids".
Toilet training is part of this process, and in the process, children love to use "potty words" as they are excited about what is happening in the bathroom! This is all normal development. The path of becoming a "big kid" is full of joyful giggles as we learn to appreciate their funny ways.
In order to be eligible for the Youngest Preschool Room, a child needs to:
- be at least 24 months old (2 years) by September 1st of the given school year
- Potty training is NOT a requirement - this is experienced in the classroom as children are ready
- This classroom is for 2 and young 3 year olds. Children will not typically move upstairs to preschool until the following fall; the group normally moves up together.