These early years are a unique time in children’s lives. Young children are discovering a world that is filled with wonder and excitement. The 2 to 3 year old stage of life is very unique. Our children are growing from being dependent toddlers to a more independent preschooler. Our program will prepare your child with life skills by offering a variety of learning centers. The centers will challenge the total child: physically, emotionally, socially and cognitively.
JECC Beit Blumi recognizes that every child has unique learning styles styles and play interests. With this in mind, we provide a differentiated curriculum that is adapted for each child. For example, if a child expresses an interest in art, we will provide the opportunities and encourage the child to draw, paint and print.
The curriculum is an integrated curriculum, a seamless weave, combining thematic units with language, art, drama, music, math, science and Jewish holidays.
Children will be able to test their own skills by engaging in both child initiated and teacher directed activities. Independence skills and self-esteem are key factors in success at this stage. The activities presented lay the foundation for future learning.
Science, Dramatic Play and Creative Arts
Children have the opportunity to work individually and in a group to promote socialization.
Recognizing the needs of others
Learning to deal with conflict
Singing, dancing and mimicking
Participation in block building, creative arts and dramatic play with other children
Finding the joy in science projects with an end result
Math and Manipulatives
Most concepts are learned as children go about their day engaged in developmentally appropriate play. As children begin a project they are encouraged to provide closure as well, this instills the pre-math concept of completion. During clean up, children are able to sort and classify as they put away materials in their assigned areas. During water play and sand play, children are exposed to weights and measurements. As children build in the block area they are exposed to spatial relationships and gravity.
Matching and classifying
Completion of projects
Group objects in categories
Basic introduction to size and weights
Language Arts and Reading
Your child will be exposed to a variety of language experiences. A print rich environment will enhance their curiosity and excitement of language.
Use of fine motor skills
Use of symbols in art and drawing
Understanding their own experiences
Dramatic play with a variety of props
Circle time and storytelling
Reading with adults
Your child will have wonderful opportunities to develop physically. Our Playball special offers opportunities along with the use of indoor and outdoor equipment.
Running, climbing and jumping
Sand play, digging and constructing
Music and movement
Milestones during the 2 –3 year old year
Lengthen attention span
Enjoy reading and storytelling
Memorization of songs
Differentiate objects (apples and oranges)
Effectively begin to communicate with adults
Show persistence in solving problems
Predict routines and know what comes next in sequence
Can complete puzzles
Shows interest in counting
Increase in cooperative play
We will encourage
Development of Self Esteem
Accepting tasks and responsibility
Initiative and independence
Jewish Early Childhood Center • 10655 El Clair Ranch Road • Boynton Beach, FL 33437 • 561-742-1083