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Two-Year-Old Program

Two-year-olds are a very busy group both physically and verbally. Our two-year-old program raises the critical relationship building that occurs at this age supporting intellectual and social development.

Manipulative toys are used to promote eye-hand coordination. Teachers emphasize daily routines and social interaction through family style meals and other small group activities. Picture books, songs and skits are used to increase color, shape and number recognition.

Teachers organize dramatic play activities so children can dress up and role play. This develops new skills, such as problem-solving, self-care routines and conversation. Children are frequently read stories to build listening skills and are often asked to repeat the stories to develop memory recognition. To facilitate parental involvement, teachers provide daily sheets to document and share the children’s experiences.

Two-Year Old Curriculum & Milestones

Beach Babies curriculum provides developmentally and age-appropriate activities and materials, developing essential school readiness skills through exploration, investigation, and of course, fun! While it is extremely important to understand that all children develop at their own rate, below are some typical milestones you can expect to occur.

Development/Emergent Literacy

  • Repeats words
  • Takes turns in conversation
  • Attempts to sing songs


  • Begins to understand quantity (more)
  • Sorts by color, size or shape
  • Begins to understand sequence of daily routines

Learning About the World/Science

  • Describes what is seen
  • Begins to understand cause and effect
  • Classifies things that belong together

Social & Emotional Development

  • Calms down after being upset
  • Becomes aware of other’s feelings
  • Engages in parallel play

Approaches to Learning

  • Asks “why” questions
  • Uses objects as tools
  • Attempts a task for a minute or two before asking for help

Physical & Health Development

  • Runs; can kick a ball
  • Washes hands with assistance
  • Demonstrates increasing balance