2-3 Year Olds (TTH)
“Finding comfort and confidence in a classroom community”
Children spend their first two years at The Little School with the same teachers in the same classrooms. This allows them time and space to ease into the school experience at their own pace in a comfortable, familiar, yet evolving environment.
2-3 year olds come to class on Tuesdays and Thursdays (aka TTH). Our focus is to help them feel safe and confident away from home and to see school as a place to explore themselves, their relationships, and their world. Some specific goals we support are:
- Mastering separation
- Being in a group setting with teachers
- Exploring the sensory, physical and symbolic properties of materials
- Making friends
- Finding a meaningful, individual role in a classroom community
The teachers use their skills to entice children to come together as a group. We want children to find their own connections to the school experience, and to find it exciting and meaningful. The schedule for these early classes, like the curriculum, is simple and optional:
As the TTH classes mature and grow together, the focus of the experience shifts towards groups working together. Teachers gently guide the children towards putting small explorations together into sustained activities.