Our Yellowbirds attend school on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Two years old can be an age of great development. Children may change and grow significantly in all ways during that period – cognitively, socially emotionally and physically. We keep the class size small (no more than ten) because we feel that working in smaller groups is important for children who are so young. This is their first experience with school – we want to make sure it is a successful one.
Classes are staffed each day with one teacher and two co-oping parents. For information on co-oping responsibilities for Yellowbird families, please see the Admissions and Our Approach sections.
The goal of the Yellowbird program is to offer young children an opportunity to interact in a safe, secure and fun environment where they can begin the social process of making friends and being part of a group. The classroom is center-based and the curriculum has art as its focus with accents on “messy” and “fun.” We take into account the students’ interest and events which occur naturally within the classroom and their homes. With the guidance of the teacher and co-oping parents, children learn through their play, while developing their verbal communication and social skills.
Though individual days may vary, Yellowbirds generally follow the same daily schedule:
|9:30||Free Play, Art|
|11:30||Wash Hands, Snack|
|11:40||Free Play, Playdough|
|12:00||Clean-up, Dance, Books|
With the guidance of the teacher and co-oping parents, children learn through their play, while developing their verbal communication and social skills.
Regular classroom activities include: music and finger-plays, art projects, building, imaginative play, science and nature exploration, literature, and outdoor exploration and play.