Your child is becoming “BIG”!

Castle-Academy-School-Child-Care-Skippack-Pa-two-2-year-olds-1It all about transition. Soon your child will no longer be using a ‘Sippy Cup’ and potty training will be a thing of the past.

But there’s a lot more required to make sure your child is cared for on their way to becoming “BIG”. They need an environment that is carefully developed to control their path and educate them about their new world. When you come in for a tour you will see an atmosphere of highly engaged children sitting with their teachers. Before making your decision, you will share in the experience of our facility. You will talk with your child’s Teachers, our Administrator and Tracy and John Castle (the owners). It’s important to make sure there is a good fit and that Castle Academy is the right place for all our children.

Our Program

Castle-Academy-School-Child-Care-Skippack-Pa-two-2-year-olds-4Castle Academy’s program in this room  is designed to help your child prepare for the next level…                       Pre-School.
The ratio of children to teachers is 6 to 1. The classroom is uniquely designed to provide a comfortable natural light, windows that open up for fresh air and a lot of playroom with enough toys for all the children to engage in stimulating activities with little competing.

Daily Events

The children do more than climb, they engage in center-based activities with our qualified staff. Yes, they still have plenty of time to Tumble & Rumble and have exciting free play with guidance from the teachers.

There’s Lots to Learn… More Steps, more Processes

Our teachers provide a balanced program of large group activities and break-off centers. At this age their needs require engaging time management processes. Keeping their attention with fun, educational programs with motor skill or cognitive lessons is our focus.

Castle-Academy-School-Child-Care-Skippack-Pa-two-2-year-olds-2Your child’s days are filled with break-off centers. We give our 2 year old’s the choice of which break-off center they wish to do, like Kitchen, Blocks, Art, Reading and Puzzles. This makes them very happy… they feel the Bigness!

Our artwork program is detailed with multi-step processes. They are introduced on how to use scissors. Everything our teachers do is about developing their ability to handle more steps. There is more attention given to the learning of letters, colors shapes and numbers than when they where Toddlers. Fine Motors skills are further developed with the daily use of Pegs, Bristol Blocks, Lacing and Connectors. Our students enjoy imagination play… dress up time, because it’s a group activity and give them a chance to express themselves.

Development Goals

Social/Emotional Development

  • Interact with new people and situations with increasing comfort when familiar adults are nearby
  • Functions with increasing comfort in a variety of environments, relying on connections to familiar adults who are not immediately present
  • Follows simple directions and sometimes test limits
  • Understands what behavior is expected, with increasing regularity
  • Begins to use strategies learn from adults
  • Begins to use feeling words
  • Participates in longer play encounters with children who are engaged with identical or similar activities
  • Participates actively in group activities
  • Tries more complex personal care tasks, with limited success
  • Does many complex personal task successfully

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Physical Development

  • Attempt a variety of large-muscle activities
  • Balance while moving arms and legs in active play
  • Uses eye-hand coordination while doing simple tasks
  • Uses eye-hand coordination while doing increasingly complex tasks

Cognitive Development

  • Continues an activity despite distraction
  • Continues an activity until own goal is reached
  • Expects people and objects to respond to actions in a particular way
  • Begins to investigate causes when something unexpected happens
  • Begins to match objects by similarities
  • Persists with trial-and-error approaches to problem solving
  • Carries out own plan for solving simple problems
  • Substitutes one object for another in pretend play
  • Uses real and imaginary objects in pretend play

Language Development

  • Demonstrates understanding of simple direction, questions and stories
  • Demonstrates understanding of increasingly complex and abstract spoken language
  • Speaks in two-phrases
  • Uses simple sentences and questions with three or more words
  • Initiates conversation by using words
  • Participates in conversation doe two or more turns
  • Begins to make connection between own life and stories in books
  • Pretends to read favorite book
  • Demonstrates interest in print
  • Shows beginning understanding that print is useful
  • Experiment with scribbling
  • Scribbles with intention of communicating

Selecting the best early childhood learning center for your child is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. We invite you to explore the Castle Academy Early Childhood Experience… Today!

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