Transitional Twos Programs
Transitional twos is a gentle separation program for children who are acclimating to a school setting. We provide an especially warm and welcome environment, with priority focus on the social and emotional wellbeing of each individual child.
Designed to ensure a smooth separation, parents, grandparents, or caregivers are welcome to remain with their child until a successful adjustment has been made, and we do not set a timeline for that goal.
Teachers guide children as they settle into their new surroundings, helping to foster independence. Interests and inquiries are explored in age-appropriate, fun, and meaningful ways. We engage in sensory activities such as painting, tactile experiences, sand play, cooking, music and movement, and more.
Our twos program focuses on the social and emotional development of young children. They begin to move from parallel play to cooperative interactions that teach empathy towards one another, learning how to become part of a classroom community.
Children in our twos program develop their language skills through exposure to a print-rich environment. They immerse in an environment of inquiry, allowing for opportunities to explore concepts of cause and effect, sorting, patterning, and problem-solving. Each day they engage in open-ended creative art, as well as fine motor and gross motor activities that introduce colors, shapes, numbers, storytelling, and so much more. Jewish values, Shabbat, and Jewish holidays are celebrated in a way that makes all feel welcome and included.
Our twos program prepares children for more complex learning and sets them up for success for the threes program and beyond!
Children enjoy special enrichment activities throughout the week, led by experts from other JCC departments. Sample activities include:
- Creative Movement
- Skills and Thrills Occupational Therapy Activities
Families have the option of enrolling in a variety of extracurricular enrichment classes outside of their tuition, from swimming to sports to dance, and we will escort them to and from these classes! Click/tap here
to see our extracurricular enrichment options.
CALENDAR AND HOURS
Transitional Twos Program
Half year or full year
Mon, Wed, Fri from 8:45 am – 12 pm
Runs Sept 9, 2021 to June 16, 2022,
Or Sept 9, 2021 – Aug 26, 2022 for 12 month program
Twos Program Hour Options:
- Half day: 8:45 am-12 pm, 3 or 5 days a week
- Full Day: 8:45 am-3:30 pm, 5 days a week
- Extended day: 8:45 am-5 pm, 4 pm on winter Fridays, 5 days a week
- Extended Day, 5 days a week, for 12 months: 8:45 am-5 pm (4 pm on winter Fridays)
- Optional Extended Morning Care: 7:30 am - 8:45 am
“Since the first moment we stepped foot in the JCC, the teachers made us feel welcome and included in their big, loving family. My daughter acclimated immediately and then never wanted to leave! I’ve seen leaps in her development and mood since we began there.” -Benjamin, Father of Maya