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Juniors

Juniors

At 2.5 children have fully emerged from solitary to parallel play. Children begin to self manage their own activities  and the classroom becomes child initiated and teacher directed. The curriculum is refined and prepares them for our masters curriculum.
   
The teachers aide the children through communication and conflict resolutions. This is an important life skill which allows children to reason and comprise that will set them up with the skills to have successful relationships in the future.

 
 
 

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  • Labels feelings.
  • Shows awareness of others’ feelings.
  • Plays side-by-side with another child, at times.
  • Initiates social interaction with peers.
  • Takes turns during play with peers, with considerable assistance.
  • Begins to show empathy when someone is hurt or upset.
  • Participates in loosely structured group games.
  • Asks simple questions.
  • Notices differences.
  • Shows pride in achievements/accomplishments.
  • Makes choices.
  • Names emotions.
  • Shows interest in new and others’ activities.
  • Tries new ways of doing things and begins to take some risks.
  • Proposes an idea for an activity.
  • Completes simple projects.
  • Listens and participates in story time.
  • Invents new uses for everyday materials.
  • Displays understanding of how objects work together.
  • Uses imagination during play.
  • Follows simple verbal directions.
  • Recalls words from simple songs.
  • Identifies at least three body parts.
  • Uses mostly two and three syllable words.
  • Answers simple questions.
  • Follows two step directions.
  • Recounts an event.
  • Listens to short and simple stories.
  • Begins to demonstrate turn-taking in conversation.
  • Uses manners.
  • Begins to identify letters in own name.
  • Knows the right side of a book.
  • Uses words for pictures.
  • Recites familiar words in a book when read to.
  • Carries toys or objects when walking.
  • Walks backwards.
  • Jumps in place.
  • Walks in a straight line.
  • Runs with balance.
  • Scribbles with crayons and begins to imitate marks.
  • Unscrews small lids.
  • Stacks, sorts, and strings items.
  • Exhibits eye-hand coordination.
  • Plays with materials of different textures.
  • Indicates wet or soiled diaper.
  • Notices and describes how items are the same or different.
  • Makes choices when given options.
  • Connects objects and ideas.
  • Uses active exploration and trial and error to solve problems.
  • Communicates to request assistance.
  • Provides a simple description of a person or object that is not present.
  • Identifies pictures of familiar objects correctly.
  • Plays make-believe with props.
  • Counts to at least five.
  • Imitates rhymes or songs.
  • Uses size words.
  • Fills and empties containers.
  • Identifies at least two geometric shapes.
  • Creates or copies simple shapes.
  • Sorts objects by one characteristic.
  • Asks simple questions.
  • Explores and investigates the world.
  • Can state first name.
  • Enjoys poems, stories, and songs