Developmentally, there is a big difference between a child who has just turned two and one who is almost three. Therefore, Paradigm has created two classes for our 2-year-olds. The Young Bridgers (2- 2 ½) and the Old Bridgers (2 ½- 3) Programs.
Young Bridger Program
Young Bridgers will continue to build on the skills they learned in the Mobile Toddler class. The 2-year-olds will be working on their large and fine motor skills. Our students will be polishing their color and shape recognition. In our daily lessons, Bridgers will practice sorting and classifying objects. As a result, children will learn how to identify and distinguish their colors and shapes. These daily practices will help our 2-year-olds begin classifying other objects.
Bridgers will be building their vocabulary during daily lessons. Our 2-year-olds will use their new words to practice identification. Most of all, the children will be practicing their verbal communication skills. These communication skills can be polished during painting and coloring time by talking with their teachers and peers. Also, our 2-year-olds will be practicing their verbal skills as they develop their social-emotional skills.
Learning to Be Part of a Classroom
Bridgers will learn how to be an important part of a classroom family by building on their social-emotional skills from the Mobile Toddler classroom. Likewise, they will be developing new skills as they learn about being members of the classroom. They will be working on their sharing and self-expression with kind words and taking turns. Also, our 2-year-olds will be practicing how to be good friends using all of their social-emotional skills. Furthermore, they will learn to respect and care for their learning environment.
Paradigm believes potty training happens when that individual child is developmentally ready. When they begin to show signs of readiness, Paradigm teachers, many of who are moms themselves, will work with you and your child on this exciting journey!