Chickadees
(2-year-olds)

 

There are three scheduling options for two-year-olds:  
8:45 AM to 12:00 PM Tuesday/Thursday, Monday/Wednesday/Friday, or Monday through Friday. Children must be two years old by September 30th of the school year in which they attend. The Chickadees class has a maximum of eight children, and the ratio of staff to students is 1 to 4.
Benefits of the class structure:  
  • Children entering the program in the fall will have the opportunity to become comfortable with their peers, thus decreasing the impact of the transition to school and away from home.
  • This will help to reduce anxiety and allow children to be more emotionally in control. The small group and  teacher to child ratio of 1:4 will allow for direct and intentional interactions with the children.
  • The classroom and daily activities will be set up in a way so that all children will have full use of the entire classroom.  
  • Activity stations allow children to rotate through the various activities.

Pathway:

  • Children in the Chickadees class who turn three between  January 1st and July 1st may attend the Robins class or the Hummingbirds class depending on their developmental needs.  
  • Children in the Chickadees class who turn three after July 1st may attend the Hummingbirds class.

Optional:

Children in the Chickadees program may also sign up to stay for Lunch Club until 1:00 pm. This may be done on a permanent or flexible basis. (Click here for more information and registration.)