Pre-Preps (24 months to 36 months)
The first step in preparing for the Preparatory program
Cognitive Development: Children become increasingly able to understand more complex subjects. Counting, recognizing colors, letters, numbers and shapes are some of the skills developed during this time.
Language Development: The literacy rich environment and strong lesson plans help children accelerate their language skills in this age group. Developing verbal skills, such as speaking more clearly and expressing emotion through words are encouraged by staff through routine language activities, pre-reading and pre-writing exercises.
Emotional and Social Development: Interaction with peers and teachers in a positive, encouraging environment aids children at TLC develop the skills to manage their emotions and develop their social skills.
Sensory and Motor Skills: Music, movement, use of the gym and playground to play group games and sports help with large motor skill development. Small object manipulation continues to develop through art projects and other classroom manipulatives.
POTTY TRAINING! The use of the in-classroom restroom helps children gain confidence and gives them every opportunity to succeed at this eagerly awaited milestone. Teachers are there to support families in their routines and answer questions, as well as assist however needed.