Twos and Early Preschool

Reaching Your Child’s Milestones

Teacher helping boy with art

This is much more than daycare.

Most 2-year-olds are filled with energy and an innate curiosity about the world around them. They’re also quickly developing their sense of independence.

To help them achieve that independence, we’re proud to offer your child Learn from the Start, our exclusive, milestone-focused approach to early education. This program is driven by key developmental milestones specific to toddlers and 2-year-olds.

We place a stronger emphasis on childhood development rather than age, because all children learn, grow, and develop at their own pace, and in their own unique way. It’s been designed with your child’s needs and abilities in mind.

We’ll help your child with understanding routines and offer activities designed to develop emerging mental and physical coordination, with a focus on:

  • Cognitive development
  • Language development and communication
  • Physical development and health
  • Social and emotional development

We also begin to focus on essential life skills and the critical, necessary tools that children need to become well-rounded individuals, including:

  • Focus and self-regulation
  • Perspective taking
  • Communicating
  • Making connections
  • Critical thinking
  • Taking on challenges
  • Self-directed, engaged learning

Teachers choose experiences that focus on reaching milestones for each child in the program, while the classroom is designed to provide a comforting, stimulating environment.

Learn as We Grow: Early Preschool

For Early Preschool learners, our indicator-based curriculum, Learn as We Grow, has been specially designed to meet the needs of 30- to 42-month-old children preparing for Preschool, by building the routines and self-help skills all independent learners need!

Building on the foundation of Learn from the Start, Learn as we Grow features three important focus areas of content:

  • Understanding Routines and Transitions
    • Picture schedules offer children visual clues to find structure in their day.
    • Transition fans are fun, creative ways for children to move between activities.
    • Teacher transition tools support learning and children’s need for solid routines.
  • Developing Independence
    • “I Can” posters encourage children to learn about responsibilities.
    • Other signs and posters explore conflict resolution and behavior expectations.
  • Learning Through Experiences
      Large- and small-group learning experiences are intentionally planned by teachers, based on observation and assessment of each child’s needs.
      Storytime cards focus on strong oral language and early literacy exposure, with literacy tips on Oral Language, Concepts of Print, and Understanding Stories.

La Petite Academy. What a great place to start.