Ready, Set, Twos! is a lively first school experience created just for the two-year-old crowd. Caregivers will stay to help shape a smooth and happy experience, while, under the guidance of two of our creative and very experienced Open House staff, children will be gently introduced to the delights and routines of preschool. The group will meet during afternoon—just at that hour when everyone is looking for a change of scenery with some sociable activities.
A developmental/interactive approach shapes every aspect of our school. In Ready, Set, Twos! children will be encouraged to play, explore and learn, while sharing their experiences and responding to the experiences of others. This approach allows young children to learn rich language skills, and to be both self-directed and comfortably adult-supported. The playgroup will include guided choice time, art experiences, and a brief circle time with movement and music. Nurturing, developmentally appropriate toys and materials will be carefully chosen for busy little hands and minds. The curriculum will encourage emotional and social readiness for preschool and will support experiences working in small groups, negotiating transitions, and making choices in a preschool classroom. Teachers will introduce caregivers to an array of lively games and activities and share knowledge about child development and age-appropriate behaviors.
Older siblings, aged 3-6, may come along, too, and participate in Open House’s After3Play program, a rich afternoon program that includes a “big kid” choice time, supervised playtime on the rooftop playground (weather allowing), and the option of joining in our enrichment classes in music, art, tumbling and drama. After3Play is open to both current Open House students and children who are not currently enrolled at Open House. Please contact Open House for a pricing schedule.
Ready, Set, Twos! will meet at Open House twice a week during the colder months for one hour and 15 minutes each session:
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:45
Term 1: October 31 – January 18 (tuition $1,045)
Term 2: January 23 – March 20 (tuition $990)
(holidays: 11/7, 11/23, 12/21, 12/26, 12/28, 2/20, 2/22)
Children will need to have turned two by November 1, 2017 to be eligible. Class size is limited to ten children and their caregivers.
If you are interested in attending, please fill our this this form so we can contact you when enrollment begins. You will be given an opportunity to tour the school in late September. If we have more applications than seats, we will conduct a lottery on October 23 and notify you that day. The only criterion for admission is interest.