Two Year Old Child Care and Preschool

At two years old, by most any definition, your child is officially a toddler. Two-year-olds are learning and acquiring a lot of new physical skills. It’s a time when imagination really begins to develop and you see it manifested as they engage in more pretend play. There are many different developments that take place during your child’s 2nd year of life, but keep in mind that children develop at different paces, so don’t panic if your child is late in meeting a few of the common milestones associated with their age.

Since two-year-olds are developing greater skills in most every developmental category, they discover they can suddenly do things on their own that previously required your help. They start trying more and more things as their abilities increase and they test their wings as they increase their capabilities. 

As your child reaches the ‘official toddler’ age, the professionals at Holmdel Preschool provide the age-appropriate challenges, lessons and materials necessary to foster increased confidence while building a sincere love for learning.

Development We Work Towards:


  • Learning about ourselves
  • Learning about our feelings
  • Learning about others
  • Learning about communication
  • Refining gross motor and fine motor skills
  • Improving eye hand coordination skills
  • Developing self help skills
  • Communicate what they did
  • Communicate how they feel
  • Asks “what’s this?” and other simple questions
  • Learns to pluralize by adding ‘s’
  • Sing Songs
  • Gaining an understanding of basic relationships and concepts
  • Applying knowledge to new situations
  • Developing strategies for solving problems
  • Gaining awareness and understanding of classroom routines
  • Learning about numbers
  • Learning about colors, shapes and sizes
  • Recognizing printed name
  • Recalling information and noting details
  • Developing a repertoire of finger plays and songs
  • Developing an awareness of the world around them
  • Walking, running and learning to jump with both feet
  • Throwing, kicking and attempting to catch a ball with two hands
  • Standing on tiptoes and/or balancing on one foot

Language Skills
160 Hours

Social Skills
99 Hours

Cognitive Skills
130 Hours

Motor Skills
120 Hours

2 year old child care

At two years old, you’ll start to notice MANY changes. Milestones include:


  • Pulling or carrying toys as they walk
  • Climbing
  • Walking up stairs, using a hand rail and alternating feet
  • Beginning to brush their own teeth and hair
  • Pulling pants up and down
  • Washing hands / using the faucet
  • Building block towers (at least 4 blocks high)
  • Snapping and zipping clothing (IF you start the zip)
  • Holding utensils and crayons with fingers instead of closed fist (grip may still be awkward)
  • More complicated pretend play
  • Increased memory references, such as saying “the other day” or “remember when”
  • Completing simple 4-piece puzzles
  • Organizing toys by size, type or color
  • Remembering and reciting favorite books and nursery rhymes with you
  • Following simple 2-step directions, such as, “take off your shoes and put them away.”
  • Mimicking what others say and how they say it
  • Enjoying playing near and/or with other children
  • Self-realization of increased ability to do things without assistance
  • Testing rules, just to see what happens
  • Become more independent and self-aware

 

Before & Aftercare

Holmdel Preschool understands and appreciates the needs working parents and their toddlers. Our schedule and curriculum are designed with these needs in mind. Before-and-aftercare is available from 7am to 7pm for all children and we look forward to helping your toddler prepare for a bright tomorrow while enjoying today to the fullest!

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