“Our two-year-olds are all unique. We allow each of them to develop at her own pace, with her own particular interests, likes, and dislikes.”
Introduction to Preschool
2 Year Old Program
Poko Loko offers full and part-time Introduction To Preschool programs for our two-year-olds. Ratios are kept low, one teacher per eight children. All meals are provided including breakfast, lunch, and two nutritious snacks. Parents are responsible for providing diapers and wipes of their choice. Our two-year-old program is structured to help your child learn socially and cognitively. Theme based stories, singing, creative art, letters, numbers, picture cards, colors, and shapes are all daily parts of our daily program. This program assists our two-year-olds in developing early language and communication skills as they are introduced to preschool. Special guests, such as musicians and artistic performers, are also part of the two-year-old curriculum.
Morning Arrival—Child’s Choice—Breakfast (6:30 a.m.– 9:00 a.m.)
As parents drop off their little ones, a warm welcome awaits. Toddlers are now free to explore, interact, and express as
their curiosity guides them. A hot and nutritious breakfast prepared by our chef will be served at 8:00 a.m., and if the weather permits the outdoor playground is a must.
Introduction to Preschool (9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)
In an effort to prepare our two-year-olds for their preschool years, we try to break up their morning routine into small scheduled increments. Circle time, art time, and story time are integral parts of their schedule as well as singing, letters, counting, colors, and shapes. During this time a healthy snack is offered and outdoor playtime is allotted.
Lunch—Nap—Coloring (11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.)
As noon approaches, our little ones grow hungry and tired. Our in house chef is sure to prepare a meal that is both balanced and nutritious. After filling their bellies, it’s time to rest. Each child will be able to nap for 2-3 hours every day on his own cot.
Child’s Choice—Parent Pick Up (2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Every afternoon is free classroom play and a chance to socialize with other children. Also, another healthy snack is offered and more outdoor playtime is available until your little one is picked up.
Once your child reaches two years of age, daily information sheets are not provided to the parents. However, we strongly believe in building and maintaining healthy parent-teacher relationships. Therefore, we encourage both parents and teachers to share concerns, problems, information, and anecdotes verbally on an as needed basis. Our teachers and directors are always available to help out in any way possible. Conferences will also be held twice a year to help evaluate your child’s developmental progress. As always, parents are welcome to visit their child throughout the day.