Age: Two and a half years to five years old
While every child develops at his/her own rate we have found the following characteristics to be generally true of this age group:
- These children transition from a "play alone" stage to a "play with friends" stage
- The need for a balance between group and individual time is one of crucial importance
- Children are able to choose from a variety of activities, including outdoor play, manipulatives, art, music, movement, dress up, cooking, etc.
- We emphasize social development and intential play to prepare our children to be skillful negotiators and creative problem solvers