Curriculum Goals for 2 Year Old Classes


At SPS, our preschool classes spend every day learning through play! With specials like music, Spanish, P.E., and Library throughout the week plus a full half hour of recess every day, all of our children get a wonderfully full day of learning and moving.

Emotional Growth

  • Provide safe, healthy, secure, welcoming environment away from home.

  • Provide a welcoming atmosphere of joy and warmth for the child.

  • Nurture and become a significant, consistent adult in child’s life.

  • Create an environment that encourages curiosity and exploration.

  • Provide experiences to increase child’s sense of competence.

  • Provide experiences to develop qualities of responsibility, initiative.

Cognitive Growth

  • Provide activities to promote language development.

  • Provide activities to promote sequencing skills.

  • Provide opportunities to learn expressive language through singing songs or saying fingerplays, conversation, role playing, pretend and dramatic play, peer interaction, and circle time.

  • Provide activities to promote visual discrimination with colors and matching colors, simple objects or pictures.

  • Invite interest in books and reading by reading, encouraging children to hold and explore books, and to “read” using pictures and memory.

  • Provide opportunities to express self through music, art, movement.

  • Provide opportunities to begin learning Spanish.

Social Growth

  • Encourage beginning cooperative play, sharing, and taking turns.

  • Encourage independence (leaves parent comfortably).

  • Encourage sharing of adults with other children.

  • Encourage responsibility for maintaining classroom environment.

  • Encourage respect for authority, property, and the rights of others.

Physical Growth

  • Provide activities to promote large muscle development.

  • Provide activities to promote small muscle development and eye-hand.

  • Demonstrate and encourage good habits of health and safety.

Spiritual Growth

  • Encourage and model showing love for one another and being a friend.

  • Encourage and model consciousness of God, exploration of God’s world.

  • Introduce rituals of thankfulness and concern.