Two Year Olds

Navigating the Two Year Old Curriculum

To describe a curriculum for our youngest Wood Acres students is to describe all things physical, all things social, and all things emotional. From “me”, “mine”, and “no” at the beginning of the academic year to “I do it!”, “we”, and “yes” by year’s end serve as great vocabulary descriptors of basic goals for the earliest formal childhood learning experiences. In the capable hands of our experienced Wood Acres faculty and staff, Wood Acres students in the Two Year Old Program flourish in a nurturing yet invigorating early school setting. The curriculum is designed to enhance student skills and levels of understanding. Wood Acres teachers of the Two’s interweave classic children’s literature throughout the curriculum to make learning more relatable and engaging. We believe in varying “ages and stages” as children develop at different rates and developmental levels throughout the school year. We recognize each child as an individual and work to motivate each child to progress at a stimulating pace without pressure or loss of self-esteem.


A closer look into the Wood Acres Two Year Old Early School Program reveals:

  • Coordination and balance practice, emphasizing small and large muscle development
  • Expressive movement shown through music and creative dance
  • Hand-eye coordination growth through building towers of stackable blocks, completing inset puzzles, and coordinating use of both hands
  • Introduction to self awareness and friendships
  • Regulation of own emotions and behaviors independently throughout the school year
  • Transitions within the classroom and to specials classes
  • Dexterity activities essential for early literacy
  • Introduction to shapes, colors, and letters
  • Recognition of left to right progression, pictures, and symbols in books
  • Encouragement in developing a love of early literacy opportunities
  • Focus on budding number sense in and around a child’s world
  • Initial activities with spatial concepts (over, under, around between, etc.)
  • Name recognition of self, family, friends, teachers, roles of others in community
  • Discussions about country, community, and celebrations
  • Explorations of natural physical science on campus
  • The joys of creative play, both indoors and out