Our 2 year old group is an exploratory bunch, that’s for sure, and we tailor our Explorers room and curriculum to encourage this drive and growing sense of independence.
We view children as competent, curious, capable and full of potential. We understand their need to create, explore, wonder, grow, learn, problem-solve, and take risks, and we provide them with a safe place to do so. Our developmentally appropriate program fosters curiosity and wonder while providing interactive learning experiences that engage the whole child.
We also believe that some of the most important skills children learn in early childhood are social-emotional skills—how to be a friend, express ideas, and communicate needs and preferences in socially acceptable ways. Our teachers provide gentle guidance, thoughtfully structured routines, and meaningful play experiences to help promote the academic and social skill development necessary not only for future academic success, but for life.
We understand that times of change and transition can be difficult for children, as well as parents. Because of this, a great deal of thought and planning has gone into helping the transition from The Wonder Playschool to The Wonder Academy go as smoothly as possible.
We know that schedules and predictable routines give children the security and consistency needed to thrive, so we have worked hard to model our program at The Wonder Playschool after what lies ahead for them at The Wonder Academy. This transition takes place as a group so that your child is transitioning with familiar children. We also make it a point to have teachers from The Wonder Academy visit transitioning children in their current classroom to begin building relationships before the move takes place.
By transitioning as a group, providing them with a similar schedule and learning environment, adhering to familiar routines, and having opportunities to interact with teachers ahead of time, children will face less “newness” and feel more confident and secure as they enter Young Preschool at The Wonder Academy.