Two Year Old Goals

Goals for 2-Year-Old-Class

Social Skills – Children will further develop their ability to interact with their teachers and peers through:

      - Engagement in solitary and parallel play

      - Participation in group activities

      - Adjusting to classroom routines and following directions

      - Learning to play well and empathizing with others

Cognitive and Language Skills – Children will enhance their listening and speaking skills including:

      - Communicating and sharing ideas with their teachers and peers

      - Developing their individual vocabularies through language acquisition activities and storytelling.

      - Understanding and following directions

      - Learning to ask inquisitive questions

Mathematical Skills – Children will learn age-appropriate mathematical skills including:

      - Number sense and recognition

      - Counting and quantifying

      - Shapes and patterns

Scientific Thinking - Children are encouraged to learn about their environment through activities designed to foster the following skills:

      - Observation and asking questions

      - Describing and predicting

      - Using tools to develop critical thinking and improve sensory integration

      - Planning and recording investigations

Judaic Studies - A positive Jewish identity and familiarity with Jewish celebrations and traditions will be cultivated through:

      - Celebrating and learning about Shabbat and Jewish Holidays

      - Reciting Jewish prayers

      - Learning the meaning of various mitzvot including: tzedakah (charity), tikkun olam (making the world a better place) and g’milut chasadim (helping others)

      - Developing their Hebrew vocabulary

Arts – Children will gain appreciation for the arts through:

      - Using art to express their imagination and creativity

      - Incorporating music into their classroom routines

      - Experimenting with various art materials

      - Exploring sensory and gross motor activities

Physical Skills – Children will develop fine and gross motor skills through age-appropriate activities and play such as:

      - Water play

      - Dancing to music

      - Gym activities and games with assorted sports equipment

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