18 months – 2 years
Teacher Student Ratio 1 to 5
2 years – 2 1/2 years
Teacher Student Ratio 1 to 7
The teacher is focused on helping each child build fine motor skills. The children begin to scribble on paper, identifying color, and start to create an image of lines. These skills lead to learning how to hold a writing device properly. Children are proud of their work and like to express this with joy.
Children at this age often find a close friend they can rely on. The teacher encourages these friendships while also guiding the child to participate in group circle time and crafts.
Teacher Student Ratio 1 to 10
Teacher Student Ratio 1 to 12
The teacher encourages the children to think and use their creativity in discussions and projects. The teacher also starts to introduce short words and phonetic awareness so students can start to build words on their own. The students are inspired to become more independent and have a positive self image. They have an interest in wanting to learn new things and begin to participate in new and unfamiliar activities.