Explorers (24-36 months)
Your child will build skills and confidence through games, songs, movement, and art, as FMCP teachers provide an outlet for creative expression. By encouraging child-directed play, we ensure that your child develops at his or her own pace. Sharing, cooperating and taking turns teaches your child the importance of being a team player. Your child will grow into his or her own person, ready to tackle the next challenge—preschool! Our lesson plans provide development for your two year old by providing activities in the lesson plan that cover the following developmental areas:
Language and Communication
Children develop a rich vocabulary as they are exposed to a variety of books and literacy materials. Daily read-aloud, songs, word games and conversations enable your child to begin building a solid foundation in language and communication.
Social and Emotional Development
Children build a sense of community as they interact with each other through daily activities, such as games and songs. Our teachers work with your child to develop self-help skills and the ability to negotiate his or her environment independently.
Our program offers daily opportunities for children to count, recognize numbers and shapes, and experiment with volume and measurement. Inclusion in daily routines and imaginative playtime gives your child the further opportunity to develop skills in numbers and operation, mathematics, and measurement.
Children will learn to express themselves as they are introduced to various artistic activities such as dancing, painting and pretend play. Your child will learn about cause-and-effect relationships and self-expression through the arts and music, and will begin to share his or her knowledge in new ways with other children.
Our classrooms and equipment are designed so that children can be safe. Our dance, exercise, and large playgrounds give children a lot of fun as they develop large motor skills.
Your child needs to have a backpack. It should contain at least 3-4 changes of clothes that are season appropriate to include pants, shirts, sock, and underwear if needed. Wet clothes will be sent home in a plastic bag. Please replace soiled clothing so that your child always has 3-4 outfits on hand.
Check in and Out Daily
Parents please remember to check your child in and out every day on the computer in the office. If you need assistance, someone will be glad to help you. At the end of each day, the teachers will put the necessary paperwork and artwork in each child’s folder.
When your child shows signs they are ready; we are pleased to collaborate with you to provide support in potty training. This is a very fun experience that teaches each child independence. We encourage parents to share with us how you reward their efforts at home, so that we may provide similar reinforcements at school.
Talk to Us!
We appreciate feedback from our families and want to address any concerns you may have right away. Please do not hesitate to speak with us if you have any questions. We hope to build a relationship with each family. We look forward to working with you and your family this coming school year. We are very excited about helping your child learn and grow.