Two Year Old Students

Two-year-olds learn from the world around them and their experiences. Socially, they are listening to others, becoming contributing members of a class community, and enhancing their own self-esteem through modeled behaviors. Academically, they are introduced to numbers, letters, colors, shapes, and vocabulary through thematic explorations. Students become critical thinkers by problem solving and exploring through their senses and hands-on activities. Both gross and fine motor skills increase as coordination and balance emerge. Bathroom independence is a goal for our two-year-old students as they work on cooperative play and sharing with their peers.

Scope and Sequence

Literacy and Language Development

  • Become familiar with nursery rhymes and basic stories
  • Follow directions
  • Speaks with subject and verb agreement
  • Growing interest in books and poetry
  • Choose to look at books independently
  • Recites alphabet sequence
  • Focus on letter names and shapes
  • Progresses in clarity of pronunciation

Math, Science, and Social Studies

  • Recognize and name: shapes, colors, and numbers
  • Count by rote to ten or higher
  • Sorts objects and exposed to various textures
  • Uses senses to investigate and explore
  • Exposed to science concepts
    (living things, weather, life cycles, etc.)
  • Uses thematic units for discovery
    (i.e. animals, transportation, community helpers, etc.)
  • Introduced to qualities that make individuals and cultures unique
  • Introduced to role as a student in our learning community

Social and Emotional Development

  • Bathroom independence
  • Uses materials appropriately and puts them away
  • Shares and cooperates with others
  • Learn how to make friends
  • Use good manners and take turns
  • Accepts responsibility of own behavior
  • Asks for help when needed
  • Shows curiosity in new experiences

Health/Motor Skills Development

  • Uses a variety of writing instruments and surfaces
  • Express feelings through movement and moves in rhythm
  • Practice self-help skills
  • Explores manipulative toys
  • Begin progressing from grasping to pincher grip
  • Practices routine health behaviors
  • Introduced to names of various body parts