Our part-time and full-time programs for 2-year-olds encourage children to begin making decisions and obtaining the skills and confidence needed to lay the groundwork for solving problems. Children learn through an "emergent curriculum," which centers around activities designed to support two-year-olds in learning about themselves and the environment while addressing issues of autonomy and separation.
Located at the end of Shady Lane in Burgess House, our part-time program for 2-year–olds meets 2 ½ hours per day, Monday through Thursday, in a morning or afternoon session. Each of the small groups is self-contained, with its own play yard and shared kitchen. A variety of activities are planned, although emphasis is placed on emergent curriculum, which naturally arises out of the interactions between children, adults, and materials. Children are encouraged to begin making decisions and solving their own problems. Activities include sand and water play, art, music, movement, block building, storytelling and dramatic play.
We are committed to an anti-bias curriculum and therefore provide an environment that reflects appreciation for diversity and non-stereotypic images and roles. The program includes weekly parent and caregiver meetings, which address issues important to families such as separation, autonomy, self-help skills, limit setting, sleep patterns, language development, and socialization.
Two different sessions are available Monday through Thursday:
Session 1: 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Session 2: 2:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
Located in El Arroyo Yard, our full-time, year-round program for 2-year-olds encourages children to learn about themselves and the environment while addressing issues of autonomy and separation. We provide many opportunities for choice making throughout the day with a variety of open-ended classroom materials. Children in El Arroyo Yard are encouraged to develop self-help skills as they transition into a home-like group setting.
Our full-time program meets the complex needs of working families while providing a comfortable and nurturing environment for young children. At Pacific Oaks, we consider childcare to be an extension of the child’s home and work toward building collaborative partnerships with parents. The curriculum is identical to our preschool program and includes block building, science investigation, dramatic play, arts and crafts, music, storytelling, and active exploration in our developmentally appropriate play yard. Our participatory approach to care-giving tasks such as eating, napping, and clothes changing are incorporated into the daily life of the program.
Monday through Friday (12 months a year)
Parents may drop their children off as early as 7:00 a.m. and pick them up anytime before 6:00 p.m.